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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Forensics
Rank 591 602 595
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 35 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.083% 0.008% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 1
Average daily rate £475 £525 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Computer Forensics Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 35 £475 -9.52% 7
London +21 17 £475 -17.39% 1
Manchester - 12 £475 -
North West - 12 £475 - 2
South East +16 5 £500 +5.26%
Hampshire +15 4 £500 +5.26%
Basingstoke - 4 £500 -
Bristol - 1 £373 -
City of London - 1 £725 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £373 -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 27 (55.10%) Information Security
2 19 (38.78%) Python
3 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
4 16 (32.65%) DV Cleared
4 16 (32.65%) C
4 16 (32.65%) C++
5 14 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 14 (28.57%) System Testing
6 13 (26.53%) TDD
6 13 (26.53%) Bluetooth
7 12 (24.49%) Windows
7 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
8 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
9 10 (20.41%) E-Discovery
9 10 (20.41%) CISSP
9 10 (20.41%) Finance
9 10 (20.41%) Legal
9 10 (20.41%) Nuix
10 9 (18.37%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 9 (18.37%) Relativity
10 9 (18.37%) FTK
10 9 (18.37%) EnCase
10 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
10 9 (18.37%) Firewall
10 9 (18.37%) Symantec
10 9 (18.37%) IBM
11 8 (16.33%) Unix
11 8 (16.33%) Project Management
11 8 (16.33%) Financial Institution

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Relativity
1 9 (18.37%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) Bluetooth
2 9 (18.37%) Firewall
3 8 (16.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (12.24%) Internet
4 6 (12.24%) LAN
4 6 (12.24%) WAN
5 5 (10.20%) SNMP
6 4 (8.16%) SSH
7 3 (6.12%) Network Security
8 2 (4.08%) DNS
8 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) GDB
2 1 (2.04%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
1 10 (20.41%) Legal
2 8 (16.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Military
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Developer
2 7 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 6 (12.24%) C Software Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Python Software Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) SIEM Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Cyber-Ark Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Web Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Process Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) SIEM Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Web Services
2 5 (10.20%) Middleware
2 5 (10.20%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.12%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.12%) Cybercrime
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.08%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Unix
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Information Security
2 14 (28.57%) System Testing
3 13 (26.53%) TDD
4 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
5 10 (20.41%) E-Discovery
6 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
7 8 (16.33%) Project Management
7 8 (16.33%) SIEM
8 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Security Operations
9 6 (12.24%) Six Sigma
10 5 (10.20%) Analytics
10 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (10.20%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (10.20%) Workflow
11 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (8.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (6.12%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) Python
2 16 (32.65%) C
2 16 (32.65%) C++
3 3 (6.12%) SQL
4 2 (4.08%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) VB
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
2 16 (32.65%) DV Cleared
3 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
4 10 (20.41%) CISSP
5 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (12.24%) CISM
7 5 (10.20%) CCNA
7 5 (10.20%) CCSA
7 5 (10.20%) JNCIA
8 4 (8.16%) GCIA
8 4 (8.16%) GSEC
9 3 (6.12%) GCED
9 3 (6.12%) GIAC
10 2 (4.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (4.08%) CEH
10 2 (4.08%) CSSLP
10 2 (4.08%) Degree
10 2 (4.08%) GCIH
10 2 (4.08%) ISSAP
10 2 (4.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) COBIT
2 2 (4.08%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) ISO26262
3 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) EnCase
1 9 (18.37%) FTK
2 5 (10.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (2.04%) Nessus
3 1 (2.04%) Nmap
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Nuix
2 9 (18.37%) IBM
2 9 (18.37%) Symantec
3 8 (16.33%) dtSearch
3 8 (16.33%) Recommind
4 6 (12.24%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.20%) CA
5 5 (10.20%) Cyber-Ark
5 5 (10.20%) ForgeRock
5 5 (10.20%) Oracle
5 5 (10.20%) ServiceNow
5 5 (10.20%) VMware
6 4 (8.16%) HP
6 4 (8.16%) LogRhythm
6 4 (8.16%) NetIQ
6 4 (8.16%) Novell
6 4 (8.16%) Q1 Labs
6 4 (8.16%) Splunk
6 4 (8.16%) Tripwire
7 3 (6.12%) Microsoft