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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 152 187 205
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +18
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.032% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.024% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+95.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - -
Digital Forensics
London

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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) GREM
2 1 (50.00%) CCFP
2 1 (50.00%) GCFE
2 1 (50.00%) FTK
2 1 (50.00%) EnCase
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) ISMS
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) GIAC

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Forensic Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) ISMS
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) CCFP
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) GCFE
2 1 (50.00%) GIAC
2 1 (50.00%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) EnCase
1 1 (50.00%) FTK