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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Forensics
UK
Rank 591 588 611
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 4 30 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.060% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.074% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 1
Median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
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
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 4 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -12 4 £525 +7.69% 6
London -2 3 £525 -4.54% 3
City of London - 2 £525 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 14 (70.00%) Information Security
1 14 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (50.00%) CISSP
3 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) CEH
4 7 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Degree
4 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (35.00%) Forensic Analysis
5 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) GIAC
6 5 (25.00%) Project Management
6 5 (25.00%) CISM
6 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (25.00%) GCIH
6 5 (25.00%) GCIA
6 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (25.00%) Network Security
6 5 (25.00%) OWASP
6 5 (25.00%) SIEM
6 5 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (25.00%) Secure Coding
6 5 (25.00%) CREST Certified
6 5 (25.00%) EnCase
7 4 (20.00%) Cellebrite
7 4 (20.00%) SANS
7 4 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (25.00%) Network Security
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) HTTP
5 1 (5.00%) Intranet
5 1 (5.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Forensic Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Information Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (5.00%) E-Discovery Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Forensic Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SOC Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (25.00%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (15.00%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (10.00%) PKI
5 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
1 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (35.00%) Forensic Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (25.00%) OWASP
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) Secure Coding
4 5 (25.00%) SIEM
5 4 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (15.00%) Cyber Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) E-Discovery
7 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (10.00%) Computer Security
7 2 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C#
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (20.00%) Python
1 4 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) CISSP
2 7 (35.00%) CEH
2 7 (35.00%) Degree
3 5 (25.00%) CISM
3 5 (25.00%) CREST Certified
3 5 (25.00%) GCIA
3 5 (25.00%) GCIH
3 5 (25.00%) GIAC
4 4 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 4 (20.00%) SANS
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) CISA
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) EnCE
7 1 (5.00%) GSEC
7 1 (5.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) EnCase
2 2 (10.00%) FTK
2 2 (10.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (5.00%) Nessus
3 1 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Cellebrite
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (5.00%) Infor
3 1 (5.00%) Nuix