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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Forensics
England / London
Rank 390 401 376
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -25
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 6 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.031% 0.019% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.023% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 14
Median daily rate £325 £550 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% -15.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £588 £238
% change year-on-year
-35.10% +147.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -

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
16365 17295 16935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.53% 84.25% 81.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11791 12229 12258
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 207 191
Median hourly rate £30.43 £25.94 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +26.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the London region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 2 - - 1
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 (55.56%) Degree
1 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (55.56%) EnCase
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Legal
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) E-Discovery
3 3 (33.33%) FTK
4 2 (22.22%) Relativity
4 2 (22.22%) Data Privacy
4 2 (22.22%) Ringtail
4 2 (22.22%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (22.22%) Nuix
4 2 (22.22%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 2 (22.22%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
4 2 (22.22%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) Perl

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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Relativity
1 2 (22.22%) Ringtail
1 2 (22.22%) Veritas eDiscovery
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) EDRMS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Legal
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Forensic Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Auditor
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) E-Discovery Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Forensic Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Auditor
4 1 (11.11%) Records Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (33.33%) E-Discovery
3 2 (22.22%) Data Privacy
3 2 (22.22%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
3 2 (22.22%) Forensic Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (11.11%) Data Acquisition
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) e-Disclosure
4 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) Records Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) EnCE
2 1 (11.11%) GCIH
2 1 (11.11%) IRCA
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) EnCase
2 3 (33.33%) FTK
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Nuix
2 2 (22.22%) Symantec
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Cellebrite