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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Forensics
Rank 616 617 645
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +28
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 11 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.037% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.027% 0.045% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 2
Median daily rate £478 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £450
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
41422 44386 44123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.14% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27610 28756 28711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1336 1216
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 9 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 5 December 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 -8 11 £478 -3.53% 6
London -6 7 £478 -13.18% 4
City of London - 4 £525 - 1
North West +3 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Wirral - 2 - -
South East +12 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 16 (66.67%) Information Security
1 16 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (54.17%) CISSP
3 11 (45.83%) Risk Management
3 11 (45.83%) Degree
4 9 (37.50%) Finance
4 9 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (33.33%) CEH
5 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 8 (33.33%) Project Management
5 8 (33.33%) Network Security
6 7 (29.17%) OWASP
6 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (29.17%) CREST Certified
6 7 (29.17%) GCIA
6 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (25.00%) CISM
7 6 (25.00%) SANS
7 6 (25.00%) CHECK Team Member
7 6 (25.00%) SIEM
8 5 (20.83%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
8 5 (20.83%) EnCase
8 5 (20.83%) Secure Coding
8 5 (20.83%) Firewall
8 5 (20.83%) GIAC
8 5 (20.83%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (20.83%) GCIH

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 (8.33%) IaaS
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Network Security
2 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (20.83%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) HTTP
5 1 (4.17%) Intranet
5 1 (4.17%) SMTP
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
3 3 (12.50%) Military
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) French Language
4 1 (4.17%) German Language
4 1 (4.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Penetration Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Forensic Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Information Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (4.17%) E-Discovery Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Ethical Hacker
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.83%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (12.50%) PKI
5 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.17%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 16 (66.67%) Information Security
2 11 (45.83%) Risk Management
3 9 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Project Management
5 7 (29.17%) OWASP
6 6 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (25.00%) SIEM
7 5 (20.83%) Secure Coding
8 4 (16.67%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 3 (12.50%) Computer Security
9 3 (12.50%) E-Discovery
9 3 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (12.50%) Web Design
10 2 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
10 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
10 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
10 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) C#
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (16.67%) Python
1 4 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) CISSP
2 11 (45.83%) Degree
3 8 (33.33%) CEH
4 7 (29.17%) CREST Certified
4 7 (29.17%) GCIA
5 6 (25.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 6 (25.00%) CISM
5 6 (25.00%) SANS
6 5 (20.83%) GCIH
6 5 (20.83%) GIAC
6 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (12.50%) CISA
8 3 (12.50%) GSEC
8 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 1 (4.17%) EnCE
9 1 (4.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) ISO27002
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) EnCase
2 3 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (12.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (8.33%) FTK
4 1 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Cellebrite
2 3 (12.50%) ArcSight
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Infor
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) NetWitness
3 1 (4.17%) Nuix
3 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire