The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Forensics skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 427 415 424
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.027% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.033% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate £525 £600 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +54.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £700 £406 -
% change year-on-year
+72.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
Digital Forensics
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19259 18083 18813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.70% 80.71% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13992 12630 13319
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 257 230
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.34 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Digital Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in London

Digital Forensics
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Digital Forensics Daily Rate Trend in London

Digital Forensics
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Forensics across the London region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Digital Forensics Daily Rate Histogram in London

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) EnCase
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) GIAC
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) GCFE
5 3 (25.00%) Nuix
5 3 (25.00%) FTK
5 3 (25.00%) Rapid7
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (25.00%) tcpdump
5 3 (25.00%) Splunk
5 3 (25.00%) ArcSight
5 3 (25.00%) E-Discovery
5 3 (25.00%) CFCE
5 3 (25.00%) EnCE
5 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) GCFA
5 3 (25.00%) CISM
5 3 (25.00%) GIS
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Law

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Relativity
1 2 (16.67%) Veritas eDiscovery
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) tcpdump
2 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (8.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) GIS
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Law
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Incident Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Development Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) E-Discovery Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Forensic Investigator
4 1 (8.33%) Process Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Product Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) D3.js
1 1 (8.33%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (8.33%) CESG
4 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (8.33%) Cybercrime
4 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) E-Discovery
2 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Security
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) CISSP
3 4 (33.33%) GCFE
3 4 (33.33%) GIAC
4 3 (25.00%) CFCE
4 3 (25.00%) CISM
4 3 (25.00%) EnCE
4 3 (25.00%) GCFA
5 2 (16.67%) CRISC
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) CCFP
6 1 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) CLAS
6 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) GREM
6 1 (8.33%) IISP
6 1 (8.33%) ISACA
6 1 (8.33%) PCI QSA
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) PA-DSS
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) EnCase
2 3 (25.00%) FTK
3 1 (8.33%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Nuix
1 3 (25.00%) Rapid7
1 3 (25.00%) Splunk
2 2 (16.67%) dtSearch
2 2 (16.67%) Recommind
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (8.33%) NetWitness