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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 375 389 369
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 19 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.091% 0.037% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.047% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 4
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£650 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
16368 17109 15026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.97% 78.24% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11726 11840 10436
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 240 307
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.56 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.49% -16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £79.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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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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 +10 2 £463 +15.62% 1
Digital Forensics
England

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 12 (52.17%) Windows
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) Shell Script
2 11 (47.83%) Python
2 11 (47.83%) Perl
3 10 (43.48%) C
3 10 (43.48%) C++
3 10 (43.48%) Java
3 10 (43.48%) VB
3 10 (43.48%) OO
3 10 (43.48%) CISSP
3 10 (43.48%) Bash Shell
3 10 (43.48%) Network Architecture
4 9 (39.13%) GDB
4 9 (39.13%) VC++
4 9 (39.13%) PHP
4 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
5 8 (34.78%) Degree
5 8 (34.78%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Law
5 8 (34.78%) Information Security
5 8 (34.78%) Cyber Security
5 8 (34.78%) Big Data
5 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (30.43%) Finance
6 7 (30.43%) CEH
7 6 (26.09%) Legal

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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%) Internet
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
1 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (8.70%) 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%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Chief Technology Officer
2 2 (8.70%) Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Forensic Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) IT Director
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (4.35%) Security Officer
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 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Data Conversion
4 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
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 8 (34.78%) Cyber Security
2 8 (34.78%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Portfolio Management
4 6 (26.09%) Computer Security
5 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (21.74%) Data Privacy
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
8 2 (8.70%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (8.70%) E-Discovery
9 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
9 1 (4.35%) Analytics
9 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Management
9 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
9 1 (4.35%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Perl
1 11 (47.83%) Python
1 11 (47.83%) Shell Script
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 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) CISSP
3 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) CEH
5 5 (21.74%) EnCE
5 5 (21.74%) GCIH
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (8.70%) GIAC
7 2 (8.70%) OSCP
8 1 (4.35%) CRISC
8 1 (4.35%) CISA
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.35%) BS7799
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
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