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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Computer Forensics
UK
Rank 592 598 613
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 2 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.060% 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.072% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 2
Median daily rate £400 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -9.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £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
37526 43083 40983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 82.84% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24906 28187 25982
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1187 1087
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +48.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 5 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 22 February 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 +15 2 £400 -15.78% 3
South East +20 1 - -
Milton Keynes +4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) OWASP
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) Secure Coding
4 5 (38.46%) CREST Certified
5 4 (30.77%) SIEM
5 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (30.77%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (30.77%) Forensic Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (23.08%) Cellebrite
6 3 (23.08%) EnCase
6 3 (23.08%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (23.08%) CISSP
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) CEH
7 2 (15.38%) Unix
7 2 (15.38%) Firewall
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
7 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
7 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) DNS

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Forensic Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
4 5 (38.46%) OWASP
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) Secure Coding
5 4 (30.77%) Forensic Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) SIEM
6 3 (23.08%) Digital Forensics
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Security
7 2 (15.38%) Cyber Intelligence
7 2 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (15.38%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
7 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (7.69%) E-Discovery
8 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (7.69%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CREST Certified
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (30.77%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (23.08%) CEH
3 3 (23.08%) CISSP
4 2 (15.38%) CISA
4 2 (15.38%) SANS
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) CISM
5 1 (7.69%) GCIA
5 1 (7.69%) GCIH
5 1 (7.69%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) EnCase
2 2 (15.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cellebrite
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft