The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 586 565 583
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.008% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.99 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.99 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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
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 21 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 25 July 2014. 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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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 -25 6 £350 -6.66% 6
London +5 5 £350 -6.66% 5
City of London +15 1 £350 -6.66% 2
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chester - - - -
Evesham - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (50.00%) E-Discovery
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (10.00%) Lync
5 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
5 1 (10.00%) Lumension
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) RMADS
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Flash
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Adobe
5 1 (10.00%) Quicktime
5 1 (10.00%) Apple
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) Quicktime
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (50.00%) E-Discovery
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee
2 1 (10.00%) Lumension