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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Forensics
Rank 631 648 628
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 13 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.012% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.015% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £590 £550 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £454 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £550 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 -
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
44728 46188 44254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.33% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 30024 27378
Median daily rate £438 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1254 1202
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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
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 29 August 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 8 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 29 August 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 +11 12 £590 +7.27% 3
London -8 7 £590 +7.27% 1
South East - 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
City of London - 2 £580 -
South West +1 1 - - 1
Bristol -3 1 - - 1

Computer Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (76.47%) CISSP
2 12 (70.59%) Information Security
3 11 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
5 8 (47.06%) GCIA
5 8 (47.06%) CEH
5 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 8 (47.06%) Network Security
6 7 (41.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (41.18%) CISM
7 6 (35.29%) Firewall
7 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (35.29%) GCIH
7 6 (35.29%) Legal
7 6 (35.29%) GIAC
8 5 (29.41%) SIEM
8 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (29.41%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (29.41%) SANS
8 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
8 5 (29.41%) C#
8 5 (29.41%) Python
9 4 (23.53%) VB
9 4 (23.53%) Project Management
9 4 (23.53%) Finance
9 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
9 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 (11.76%) IaaS
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Network Security
2 7 (41.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) HTTP
6 1 (5.88%) Intranet
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) LDAP
6 1 (5.88%) SMTP
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless
General
1 6 (35.29%) Legal
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Military
3 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) French Language
4 1 (5.88%) German Language
4 1 (5.88%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Security Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Information Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Information Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) E-Discovery Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (5.88%) Forensic Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Security Officer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 3 (17.65%) PKI
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (5.88%) Cybercrime
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 11 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (35.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
4 5 (29.41%) SIEM
5 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Security Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
6 3 (17.65%) Computer Security
6 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Security Operations
6 3 (17.65%) Threat Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Web Design
7 2 (11.76%) E-Discovery
7 2 (11.76%) ISMS
7 2 (11.76%) OWASP
7 2 (11.76%) Service Management
8 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) CISSP
2 8 (47.06%) CEH
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 8 (47.06%) GCIA
3 7 (41.18%) CISM
4 6 (35.29%) GCIH
4 6 (35.29%) GIAC
5 5 (29.41%) SANS
6 3 (17.65%) GSEC
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (11.76%) CISA
7 2 (11.76%) CREST Certified
8 1 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (5.88%) EnCE
8 1 (5.88%) MOS
8 1 (5.88%) OSCP
8 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (5.88%) ISO27002
3 1 (5.88%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (17.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (11.76%) EnCase
3 2 (11.76%) FTK
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.88%) Cellebrite
2 1 (5.88%) Infor
2 1 (5.88%) Juniper
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) NetWitness
2 1 (5.88%) Nuix
2 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire