The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Forensics skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 592 567 602
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +35
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 9 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.021% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
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£300 £500 £103
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +387.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £290 £103
% change year-on-year
- +182.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41079 38998 41722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.15% 73.31% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25436 23913 24140
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1046 1483
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Computer Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Computer Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Forensics
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK.

Computer Forensics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Forensics
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK.

Computer Forensics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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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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
England -24 9 £300 -41.74% 4
London +18 7 £300 -41.74% 2
City of London - 6 £300 - 1
South East 0 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (53.85%) Information Security
1 7 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) GIAC
2 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Retail
3 4 (30.77%) CISSP
3 4 (30.77%) CISM
3 4 (30.77%) E-Discovery
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) GCIH
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) CGEIT
4 3 (23.08%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) MS Office
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Security
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
3 1 (7.69%) LDAP
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) SMTP
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Intranet
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) EDRMS
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Forensic Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Graduate
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Forensic Investigator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security
1 7 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (30.77%) E-Discovery
4 3 (23.08%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Security
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) UML
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Forensics
6 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) GIAC
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) CISSP
2 4 (30.77%) CISM
3 3 (23.08%) GCIH
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) CGEIT
4 1 (7.69%) CEH
4 1 (7.69%) ISSAP
4 1 (7.69%) ISSEP
4 1 (7.69%) ISSMP
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Software AG
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) webMethods
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Sourcefire
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