The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Forensics skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Forensics
Rank 139 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £130
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Computer 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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Computer Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Forensics across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Computer Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Computer Forensics
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Forensics across the South West region.

Computer Forensics Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Computer Forensics
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Bristol - 5 £550 - 1
Computer Forensics
England

Computer Forensics
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Computer 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 Computer Forensics.

1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 7 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
1 7 (87.50%) Computer Security
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) ArcSight
1 7 (87.50%) SIEM
2 6 (75.00%) Network Security
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Military
3 5 (62.50%) Web Design
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
3 5 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) GCIA
4 2 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) GSEC
5 1 (12.50%) GCIH
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Computer 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 Computer Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (75.00%) Network Security
General
1 5 (62.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 7 (87.50%) Security Analyst
3 5 (62.50%) Network Analyst
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 7 (87.50%) Computer Security
1 7 (87.50%) SIEM
2 5 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (62.50%) Web Design
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 1 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) GCIA
3 1 (12.50%) GSEC
3 1 (12.50%) GCIH
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) ArcSight
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds