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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 402 409 400
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 6 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.028% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.035% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate £550 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+95.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - -
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
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
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 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

Digital Forensics Daily Rate Histogram in London

Digital Forensics
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +35 1 - - 1
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) EnCase
3 4 (36.36%) GCFE
3 4 (36.36%) GIAC
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) CISSP
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) tcpdump
4 3 (27.27%) Splunk
4 3 (27.27%) ArcSight
4 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (27.27%) Change Control
4 3 (27.27%) CFCE
4 3 (27.27%) Rapid7
4 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (27.27%) EnCE
4 3 (27.27%) ISMS
4 3 (27.27%) GIS
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) GCFA
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (27.27%) Cyberthreat

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Relativity
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Veritas eDiscovery
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) tcpdump
1 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) GIS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Law
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Incident Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Incident Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) E-Discovery Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Forensic Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Forensic Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Forensic Investigator
3 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Process Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Cybercrime
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) Change Control
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
2 3 (27.27%) ISMS
2 3 (27.27%) Security Management
2 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (18.18%) E-Discovery
3 2 (18.18%) Information Assurance
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Data Security
4 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
1 4 (36.36%) GCFE
1 4 (36.36%) GIAC
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) CFCE
2 3 (27.27%) EnCE
2 3 (27.27%) GCFA
3 2 (18.18%) IISP
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CCFP
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) GREM
4 1 (9.09%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) COBIT
2 1 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 1 (9.09%) PA-DSS
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) EnCase
2 2 (18.18%) FTK
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) ArcSight
2 3 (27.27%) Rapid7
2 3 (27.27%) Splunk
3 1 (9.09%) BMC
3 1 (9.09%) dtSearch
3 1 (9.09%) Nuix
3 1 (9.09%) Recommind
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy