The table below looks at the statistics for Digital Forensics skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Digital Forensics over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 636 654 640
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 13 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.028% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.034% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Median daily rate £489 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £292 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £532 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.09 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.09 -

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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Digital Forensics
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Digital Forensics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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 +22 13 £489 +35.69% 6
London 0 4 £420 +16.59% 5
North West - 4 £500 - 1
Merseyside - 4 £500 -
South East +22 3 £650 +13.04%
Hampshire +9 2 £650 +13.04%
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Wirral - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £500 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Digital 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 Digital Forensics.

1 18 (51.43%) Degree
2 16 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (42.86%) EnCase
3 15 (42.86%) Information Security
3 15 (42.86%) CISSP
4 14 (40.00%) Security Operations
5 13 (37.14%) SIEM
5 13 (37.14%) Analytics
6 12 (34.29%) Mentoring
6 12 (34.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (34.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (34.29%) RSA Security Analytics
6 12 (34.29%) Intel Security
6 12 (34.29%) Firewall
6 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (28.57%) Wireshark
7 10 (28.57%) tcpdump
7 10 (28.57%) Finance
7 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 10 (28.57%) Windows
7 10 (28.57%) Splunk
8 9 (25.71%) ArcSight
8 9 (25.71%) Rapid7
8 9 (25.71%) MS Visio
8 9 (25.71%) Cisco
8 9 (25.71%) GCIH
8 9 (25.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (22.86%) GCIA
9 8 (22.86%) MS Project
9 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills

Digital 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Visio
2 8 (22.86%) MS Project
3 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.86%) MS Office
4 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Firewall
2 10 (28.57%) tcpdump
2 10 (28.57%) Wireshark
3 9 (25.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (11.43%) HTTP
4 4 (11.43%) VPN
5 3 (8.57%) SSH
5 3 (8.57%) SSL
6 2 (5.71%) Internet
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security
7 1 (2.86%) SMTP
7 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (74.29%) Analyst
2 22 (62.86%) Incident Analyst
3 10 (28.57%) Security Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) IT Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Forensic Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Firewall Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Forensic Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Head of Information
9 1 (2.86%) Head of Information Security
9 1 (2.86%) Quality Auditor
9 1 (2.86%) SOC Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.57%) PKI
5 2 (5.71%) CESG
5 2 (5.71%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (5.71%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.86%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (2.86%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Solaris
4 3 (8.57%) AIX
5 2 (5.71%) Unix
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (42.86%) Information Security
3 14 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 13 (37.14%) Analytics
4 13 (37.14%) SIEM
5 12 (34.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (34.29%) Mentoring
5 12 (34.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL
6 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (11.43%) Change Management
7 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
8 3 (8.57%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (8.57%) Document Management
8 3 (8.57%) E-Discovery
8 3 (8.57%) PRINCE
8 3 (8.57%) Project Management
8 3 (8.57%) Quality Management
8 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Degree
2 15 (42.86%) CISSP
3 9 (25.71%) GCIH
4 8 (22.86%) GCIA
5 7 (20.00%) EnCE
5 7 (20.00%) GCFA
6 6 (17.14%) CFCE
6 6 (17.14%) GCFE
6 6 (17.14%) GIAC
7 4 (11.43%) CISA
7 4 (11.43%) CISM
7 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.57%) CRISC
8 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.71%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (2.86%) CASP
10 1 (2.86%) CLAS
10 1 (2.86%) IISP
10 1 (2.86%) ISACA
10 1 (2.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) COBIT
2 4 (11.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (8.57%) COSO
3 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.57%) SAS 70
4 1 (2.86%) FISMA
4 1 (2.86%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (2.86%) JSP 440
4 1 (2.86%) RMADS
4 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Cygwin
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (42.86%) EnCase
2 12 (34.29%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (5.71%) FTK
4 1 (2.86%) Nessus
4 1 (2.86%) Nmap
4 1 (2.86%) QRadar
4 1 (2.86%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Intel Security
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Splunk
3 9 (25.71%) ArcSight
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) Rapid7
4 8 (22.86%) NetWitness
5 4 (11.43%) Cellebrite
5 4 (11.43%) Remedy
6 1 (2.86%) FireEye
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec