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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 200 226 221
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.018% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£425 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £165 -
% change year-on-year
+112.12% -
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
4484 5416 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.03% 76.54% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4004 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 93
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Forensics across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Digital Forensics Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Digital Forensics
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (25.00%) CEH
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) OSCP
3 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (25.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Forensic Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) OSCP
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
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