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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 439 447 418
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -29
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.015% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £363 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+72.72% -
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
19792 19510 19407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.69% 82.15% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14234 13880 13516
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 £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 223 232
Median hourly rate £25.69 £22.12 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% +2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chiswick - 1 - -
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 6 (54.55%) Degree
1 6 (54.55%) EnCase
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) CISSP
3 4 (36.36%) Wireshark
3 4 (36.36%) tcpdump
3 4 (36.36%) Splunk
3 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) ArcSight
4 3 (27.27%) E-Discovery
4 3 (27.27%) EnCE
4 3 (27.27%) Rapid7
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Legal
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) CISM
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (18.18%) GCIH
5 2 (18.18%) GCFA
5 2 (18.18%) GIAC
5 2 (18.18%) FTK
5 2 (18.18%) Nuix
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 2 (18.18%) GCFE

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 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Relativity
1 1 (9.09%) Veritas eDiscovery
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) tcpdump
2 4 (36.36%) Wireshark
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) SMTP
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Auditor
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Development Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) E-Discovery Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Forensic Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Product Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Quality Auditor
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Incident Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) D3.js
1 1 (9.09%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) CESG
3 1 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (27.27%) E-Discovery
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
3 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) Case Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Data Acquisition
4 1 (9.09%) Data Privacy
4 1 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) SABSA
4 1 (9.09%) Service Design
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) CISSP
3 3 (27.27%) EnCE
4 2 (18.18%) CFCE
4 2 (18.18%) CISM
4 2 (18.18%) CRISC
4 2 (18.18%) GCFA
4 2 (18.18%) GCFE
4 2 (18.18%) GCIH
4 2 (18.18%) GIAC
5 1 (9.09%) CCIE
5 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (9.09%) CISA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CLAS
5 1 (9.09%) GCIA
5 1 (9.09%) IISP
5 1 (9.09%) ISACA
5 1 (9.09%) ISSAP
5 1 (9.09%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Cygwin
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) EnCase
2 2 (18.18%) FTK
3 1 (9.09%) QRadar
3 1 (9.09%) RSA Archer
3 1 (9.09%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Splunk
2 3 (27.27%) ArcSight
2 3 (27.27%) Rapid7
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Nuix
4 1 (9.09%) Cellebrite
4 1 (9.09%) dtSearch
4 1 (9.09%) FireEye
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) NetWitness
4 1 (9.09%) Recommind
4 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec