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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 436 440 422
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.026% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.031% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £420 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.59% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £360 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £360 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+52.94% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.09 -
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
19409 19347 19970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.02% 83.44% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13908 13882 14198
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 217 253
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £54.52 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
1 5 (50.00%) EnCase
2 4 (40.00%) Splunk
2 4 (40.00%) tcpdump
2 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (40.00%) CISSP
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Legal
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) Rapid7
3 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
3 3 (30.00%) EnCE
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (20.00%) GCFE
4 2 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) CRISC
4 2 (20.00%) Data Privacy
4 2 (20.00%) CFCE
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) GIAC
4 2 (20.00%) GCIH
4 2 (20.00%) GCFA

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) tcpdump
2 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) SMTP
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Auditor
5 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Forensic Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Auditor
5 1 (10.00%) Records Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (10.00%) CESG
3 1 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Data Privacy
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Data Acquisition
4 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Records Management
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) SABSA
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) CISSP
3 3 (30.00%) EnCE
4 2 (20.00%) CFCE
4 2 (20.00%) CISM
4 2 (20.00%) CRISC
4 2 (20.00%) GCFA
4 2 (20.00%) GCFE
4 2 (20.00%) GCIH
4 2 (20.00%) GIAC
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (10.00%) CISA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CITP
5 1 (10.00%) GCIA
5 1 (10.00%) ISACA
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) ISSAP
5 1 (10.00%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Cygwin
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) EnCase
2 1 (10.00%) FTK
2 1 (10.00%) QRadar
2 1 (10.00%) RSA Archer
2 1 (10.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Splunk
2 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (30.00%) Rapid7
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Cellebrite
4 1 (10.00%) FireEye
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (10.00%) NetWitness
4 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec