The table below looks at the statistics for Computer Forensics skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Forensics
Rank 646 614 607
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.018% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.023% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Median daily rate £438 £488 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -22.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £650
% change year-on-year
- -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
43851 42877 41677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 79.19% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29046 27097 26309
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1228 1245
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Computer Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Computer Forensics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 4 £438 -10.25% 5
London -8 3 £438 -7.89% 4
South East -9 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Computer Forensics.

1 17 (50.00%) Information Security
2 14 (41.18%) Python
3 11 (32.35%) Finance
4 10 (29.41%) E-Discovery
4 10 (29.41%) Nuix
4 10 (29.41%) FTK
4 10 (29.41%) EnCase
5 9 (26.47%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 9 (26.47%) Recommind
5 9 (26.47%) Relativity
5 9 (26.47%) dtSearch
5 9 (26.47%) Legal
5 9 (26.47%) Financial Institution
5 9 (26.47%) C++
5 9 (26.47%) Project Management
6 8 (23.53%) C
6 8 (23.53%) Windows
6 8 (23.53%) Bluetooth
6 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 8 (23.53%) DV Cleared
6 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 8 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (23.53%) TDD
6 8 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (23.53%) System Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
7 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.59%) SIEM
7 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
8 6 (17.65%) GCIA

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Business Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Relativity
1 9 (26.47%) Veritas eDiscovery
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) Bluetooth
1 8 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (17.65%) Internet
3 5 (14.71%) Firewall
4 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 3 (8.82%) Network Security
4 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
5 2 (5.88%) DNS
6 1 (2.94%) HTTP
6 1 (2.94%) LDAP
6 1 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Financial Institution
2 9 (26.47%) Legal
3 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Security Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) C Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Python Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Process Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) SIEM Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) SIEM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) SOC Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (11.76%) Cybercrime
3 4 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (8.82%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Unix
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Information Security
2 10 (29.41%) E-Discovery
3 9 (26.47%) Project Management
4 8 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (23.53%) System Testing
4 8 (23.53%) TDD
5 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.59%) SIEM
5 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.65%) Security Operations
6 6 (17.65%) Six Sigma
7 5 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Workflow
8 3 (8.82%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (5.88%) Digital Forensics
9 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
9 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) Python
2 9 (26.47%) C++
3 8 (23.53%) C
4 4 (11.76%) C#
5 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.82%) VB
6 2 (5.88%) Java
6 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) DV Cleared
1 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) CISSP
2 6 (17.65%) GCIA
3 5 (14.71%) CEH
3 5 (14.71%) GCIH
4 4 (11.76%) CISM
4 4 (11.76%) GIAC
5 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) GSEC
6 1 (2.94%) CISA
6 1 (2.94%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.94%) GCED
6 1 (2.94%) OSCP
6 1 (2.94%) SANS
6 1 (2.94%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) COBIT
2 1 (2.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) EnCase
1 10 (29.41%) FTK
2 3 (8.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.94%) Nessus
3 1 (2.94%) Nmap
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Nuix
2 9 (26.47%) dtSearch
2 9 (26.47%) Recommind
3 4 (11.76%) ArcSight
3 4 (11.76%) Splunk
3 4 (11.76%) Tripwire
4 3 (8.82%) HP
4 3 (8.82%) IBM
4 3 (8.82%) LogRhythm
4 3 (8.82%) NetIQ
4 3 (8.82%) Novell
4 3 (8.82%) Q1 Labs
4 3 (8.82%) Symantec
5 1 (2.94%) BT