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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 391 417 375
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -42
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 18 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.029% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.037% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 5
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£650 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-46.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
17875 18829 16333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.53% 77.63% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13142 13090 11224
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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 +8 2 £463 +15.62%
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Linux
3 11 (47.83%) Shell Script
3 11 (47.83%) Python
3 11 (47.83%) Perl
4 10 (43.48%) C
4 10 (43.48%) C++
4 10 (43.48%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) VB
4 10 (43.48%) OO
4 10 (43.48%) CISSP
4 10 (43.48%) Bash Shell
4 10 (43.48%) Network Architecture
5 9 (39.13%) GDB
5 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
5 9 (39.13%) VC++
5 9 (39.13%) PHP
5 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
6 8 (34.78%) Degree
6 8 (34.78%) Law
6 8 (34.78%) Big Data
6 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (30.43%) Cyber Security
7 7 (30.43%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (30.43%) Information Security
7 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Legal
8 6 (26.09%) CEH

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) GDB
General
1 8 (34.78%) Law
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 6 (26.09%) Legal
4 2 (8.70%) Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Chief Technology Officer
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Forensic Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) IT Director
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Security Officer
3 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Forensic Investigator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
2 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Data Conversion
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) OO
1 10 (43.48%) Network Architecture
2 7 (30.43%) Cyber Security
2 7 (30.43%) Portfolio Management
2 7 (30.43%) Information Security
2 7 (30.43%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Computer Security
4 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 5 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (21.74%) Data Privacy
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) E-Discovery
7 2 (8.70%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (4.35%) Data Security
8 1 (4.35%) Security Management
8 1 (4.35%) E-business
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Shell Script
1 11 (47.83%) Python
1 11 (47.83%) Perl
2 10 (43.48%) C
2 10 (43.48%) C++
2 10 (43.48%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) VB
2 10 (43.48%) Bash Shell
3 9 (39.13%) VC++
3 9 (39.13%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) CISSP
3 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) Degree
5 6 (26.09%) CEH
6 5 (21.74%) GCIH
6 5 (21.74%) EnCE
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (4.35%) CISA
8 1 (4.35%) GIAC
8 1 (4.35%) CRISC
8 1 (4.35%) OSCP
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) BS7799
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) COBIT
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle
1 1 (4.35%) Sybase