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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 612 596 592
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 14 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.023% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate £550 £413 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £520
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+95.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - -

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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Digital Forensics Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Digital Forensics
Top 14 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 14 £550 +33.33% 13
London +5 6 £550 +15.78% 3
South East +16 5 £588 +6.81% 4
Hampshire +15 4 £588 +6.81%
Basingstoke +5 4 £588 +6.81%
East of England -1 2 - - 1
Essex -5 2 - -
City of London +47 1 - - 1
Brentwood 0 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (50.00%) CISSP
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
1 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Information Security
3 9 (37.50%) Linux
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 9 (37.50%) SIEM
4 8 (33.33%) Analytics
4 8 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (33.33%) Security Management
4 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (29.17%) Information Security Management
5 7 (29.17%) GCIA
5 7 (29.17%) GCIH
5 7 (29.17%) HTTP
5 7 (29.17%) VPN
5 7 (29.17%) SSL
5 7 (29.17%) AIX
5 7 (29.17%) Solaris
5 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 7 (29.17%) Network Architecture
5 7 (29.17%) Document Management
5 7 (29.17%) SSH
5 7 (29.17%) PKI
5 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (29.17%) RSA Security Analytics
6 6 (25.00%) EnCase
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
1 5 (20.83%) MS Project
1 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Relativity
2 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (29.17%) HTTP
2 7 (29.17%) SSH
2 7 (29.17%) SSL
2 7 (29.17%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (12.50%) tcpdump
3 3 (12.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) IntruShield
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) GIS
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
1 6 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Automotive
3 2 (8.33%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Incident Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Security Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Incident Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Forensic Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) E-Discovery Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Forensic Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Forensic Investigator
7 1 (4.17%) Information Assurance Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Forensics Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (29.17%) PKI
3 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
5 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (4.17%) Cybercrime
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) AIX
3 7 (29.17%) Solaris
4 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) SIEM
3 8 (33.33%) Analytics
3 8 (33.33%) Security Management
4 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (29.17%) Document Management
4 7 (29.17%) Information Security Management
4 7 (29.17%) ITIL
4 7 (29.17%) Network Architecture
4 7 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (20.83%) Change Management
6 5 (20.83%) Patch Management
6 5 (20.83%) PRINCE
6 5 (20.83%) Security Operations
7 4 (16.67%) Line Management
8 3 (12.50%) Change Control
8 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) CISSP
1 12 (50.00%) Degree
2 7 (29.17%) GCIA
2 7 (29.17%) GCIH
3 4 (16.67%) GCFE
3 4 (16.67%) GIAC
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) CFCE
4 3 (12.50%) EnCE
4 3 (12.50%) GCFA
5 2 (8.33%) IISP
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) CCFP
6 1 (4.17%) CISM
6 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
6 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) GREM
6 1 (4.17%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) COBIT
1 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (20.83%) COSO
2 5 (20.83%) SAS 70
3 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.17%) PA-DSS
4 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (25.00%) EnCase
3 2 (8.33%) FTK
4 1 (4.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 4 (16.67%) ArcSight
4 4 (16.67%) Rapid7
4 4 (16.67%) Splunk
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) BMC
6 1 (4.17%) Cellebrite
6 1 (4.17%) dtSearch
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) NetIQ
6 1 (4.17%) Nuix
6 1 (4.17%) Recommind
6 1 (4.17%) Remedy
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.17%) Tripwire
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