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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Forensics
Rank 585 570 553
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.018% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
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£500 £494 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £489
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £650 £500
% change year-on-year
-21.15% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
41360 39367 34236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.18% 75.27% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26409 24837 20434
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1177 1180 1026
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 -10 9 £500 +1.26% 11
South West - 4 £500 - 6
Bristol - 4 £500 - 2
South East -10 3 £525 -19.23% 1
Southampton - 2 £525 -
Hampshire - 2 £525 -
City of London +8 1 £475 +58.33% 1
London +1 1 £475 +38.18% 3
Essex - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 - 1
East of England - 1 - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) SIEM
3 6 (42.86%) Cyber Security
3 6 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 6 (42.86%) Snort
3 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 3 (21.43%) Solaris
5 3 (21.43%) IPsec
5 3 (21.43%) Military
5 3 (21.43%) Web Design
5 3 (21.43%) LDAP
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) SMTP
5 3 (21.43%) FTP
5 3 (21.43%) HTTP
5 3 (21.43%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) SSL
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) CISSP

Computer Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 6 (42.86%) Network Security
1 6 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (21.43%) IPsec
2 3 (21.43%) LDAP
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) SMTP
2 3 (21.43%) FTP
2 3 (21.43%) HTTP
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) SSL
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) tcpdump
2 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (21.43%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Security Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Security Specialist
4 3 (21.43%) Network Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security Specialist
5 2 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacker
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) CESG
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) SIEM
2 6 (42.86%) Cyber Security
2 6 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Web Design
4 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Security
4 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (21.43%) Change Control
4 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) OWASP
6 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (7.14%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
1 3 (21.43%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) CISA
4 2 (14.29%) CISM
5 1 (7.14%) CEH
5 1 (7.14%) GCIA
5 1 (7.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Snort
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Juniper
1 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
1 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
1 3 (21.43%) ArcSight