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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank - 184 211
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.022% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.026% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £360 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+41.17% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.09 -
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
2995 3915 4737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.55% 84.34% 80.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2390 3117 3565
Median daily rate £475 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 52
Median hourly rate £19.92 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Digital Forensics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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