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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Forensics
England / London
Rank 401 405 399
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 4 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.028% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.033% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £500 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £588 £300
% change year-on-year
-47.65% +95.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £42.25 -
% change year-on-year
-8.87% -

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
16402 17918 17552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.65% 84.94% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11857 12783 12516
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 219 200
Median hourly rate £31.47 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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
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 20 February 2017.

Digital Forensics Daily Rate Histogram in London

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 6 (60.00%) Degree
1 6 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (40.00%) EnCase
4 3 (30.00%) Legal
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) CISM
5 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Data Security
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) GIAC
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (20.00%) CCSP
5 2 (20.00%) CISSP
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
5 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) XML

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Relativity
1 2 (20.00%) Ringtail
1 2 (20.00%) Veritas eDiscovery
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Legal
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (10.00%) Law
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Forensic Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Handler
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) E-Discovery Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Forensic Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Records Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Actionable Insight
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Security
3 2 (20.00%) E-Discovery
3 2 (20.00%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
3 2 (20.00%) Email Filtering
3 2 (20.00%) Forensic Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (20.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (10.00%) Data Privacy
4 1 (10.00%) Records Management
4 1 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (20.00%) CCSP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CISM
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) GCIH
2 2 (20.00%) GIAC
2 2 (20.00%) SANS
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
3 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) EnCase
2 2 (20.00%) FTK
2 2 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
2 2 (20.00%) Nuix
2 2 (20.00%) Rapid7
2 2 (20.00%) Symantec
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Dell