The table below looks at the statistics for Digital 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 Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Forensics
Rank 573 586 538
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -48
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 16 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.004% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.005% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 6
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£575 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £550 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
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
41890 39937 34135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.95% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26101 24544 20460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1180 1127 1112
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 £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Digital Forensics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Digital Forensics
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK.

Digital Forensics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Digital Forensics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Digital Forensics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK.

Digital Forensics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 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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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 +7 16 £575 +4.54% 3
London +10 7 £600 +9.09%
South East - 7 £444 - 2
Hampshire - 6 £444 -
Essex - 2 £180 -
East of England - 2 £180 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - - 2
Telford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 14 (37.84%) Information Security
3 14 (37.84%) Degree
4 13 (35.14%) Cyber Security
4 13 (35.14%) CISSP
5 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
5 12 (32.43%) Network Architecture
5 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
6 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
6 11 (29.73%) C
6 11 (29.73%) Perl
7 10 (27.03%) C++
7 10 (27.03%) Java
7 10 (27.03%) VB
7 10 (27.03%) OO
7 10 (27.03%) Python
7 10 (27.03%) Shell Script
7 10 (27.03%) Finance
7 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (24.32%) GDB
8 9 (24.32%) Law
8 9 (24.32%) VC++
8 9 (24.32%) PHP
9 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
9 8 (21.62%) GCIH
9 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (21.62%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (18.92%) CEH
10 7 (18.92%) Incident Management

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Project
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (16.22%) Internet
2 6 (16.22%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) Network Security
4 2 (5.41%) SSH
4 2 (5.41%) HTTP
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
4 2 (5.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) GDB
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Law
3 6 (16.22%) Legal
4 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Chief Technology Officer
3 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Security Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Forensic Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Forensic Investigator
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) IT Director
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security Officer
7 1 (2.70%) Security Officer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
2 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.41%) PKI
6 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
6 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.70%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 5 (13.51%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Information Security
2 13 (35.14%) Cyber Security
3 12 (32.43%) Network Architecture
4 10 (27.03%) OO
5 8 (21.62%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
6 7 (18.92%) E-Discovery
6 7 (18.92%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (18.92%) ITIL
7 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (16.22%) Computer Security
7 6 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
8 5 (13.51%) Data Privacy
9 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (8.11%) Analytics
10 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (8.11%) Security Management
11 2 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (5.41%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) C
1 11 (29.73%) Perl
1 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
2 10 (27.03%) C++
2 10 (27.03%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) VB
2 10 (27.03%) Python
2 10 (27.03%) Shell Script
3 9 (24.32%) VC++
3 9 (24.32%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Degree
2 13 (35.14%) CISSP
3 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
4 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
4 8 (21.62%) GCIH
5 7 (18.92%) CEH
6 5 (13.51%) EnCE
7 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.41%) GCIA
9 1 (2.70%) CRISC
9 1 (2.70%) OSCP
9 1 (2.70%) CISA
9 1 (2.70%) GIAC
9 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.70%) MCP
9 1 (2.70%) MCSE
9 1 (2.70%) CCNP
9 1 (2.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.11%) COBIT
3 2 (5.41%) COSO
4 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (2.70%) BS7799
4 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) VMware
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) McAfee
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