The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire with a requirement for SEO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
West Midlands / Worcestershire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 13
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire - - 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £280
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £19.61 £12.50
% change year-on-year +47.88% +56.88%  

SEO is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Worcestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 25 79 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 73.53% 81.44% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 151 200
Median daily rate £385 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £263 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.29% -20.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £12.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £14.25 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SEO
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing SEO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for SEO in Worcestershire

SEO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SEO in Worcestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in Worcestershire