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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Forensics
Rank 596 574 565
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.014% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.009% 0.018% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
42487 38184 36396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.65% 73.77% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 23709 21229
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1158 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 19 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 28 November 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
England -51 4 £450 - 9
City of London +28 2 £450 -
London +6 2 £450 - 5
Southampton - 1 £450 -
Essex - 1 - -
South East - 1 £450 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) SIEM
4 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
4 3 (27.27%) Snort
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (27.27%) Retail Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) GIAC
5 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Solaris
5 2 (18.18%) LDAP
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) SMTP
5 2 (18.18%) FTP
5 2 (18.18%) HTTP
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) DNS

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
3 2 (18.18%) LDAP
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) SMTP
3 2 (18.18%) FTP
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) tcpdump
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) Intranet
4 1 (9.09%) Extranet
4 1 (9.09%) IntruShield
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Forensic Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Forensic Investigator
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) SIEM
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Security
6 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
6 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) E-Discovery
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
6 1 (9.09%) UML
6 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) GIAC
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) CISM
3 1 (9.09%) ISSAP
3 1 (9.09%) ISSEP
3 1 (9.09%) ISSMP
3 1 (9.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) Splunk
3 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
3 1 (9.09%) Rapid7
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Software AG
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) webMethods
3 1 (9.09%) NetIQ
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) Qualys
3 1 (9.09%) Altiris
3 1 (9.09%) Tripwire