The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Forensics skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 198 206 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.029% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.038% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-46.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Digital Forensics across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Digital Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Digital Forensics
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Digital Forensics across the City of London region.

Digital Forensics Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Digital Forensics
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Digital Forensics.

1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
3 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) EnCE
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (20.00%) GCIH
3 1 (20.00%) OSCP
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Digital Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Forensic Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) EnCE
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) GCIH
3 1 (20.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001