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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Forensics
Rank 573 574 568
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 22 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.010% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 3
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£650 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £385 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
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
41296 38155 37115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 73.78% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26858 23661 21624
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1161 1471
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.03 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 2014.

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 15 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 26 November 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 +4 22 £650 +100.00% 7
London +26 19 £650 +83.09% 3
City of London +27 4 £475 +33.80% 1
East of England - 2 £175 - 1
Essex - 2 £175 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Linux
2 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) Python
3 11 (44.00%) Java
3 11 (44.00%) Perl
3 11 (44.00%) Shell Script
4 10 (40.00%) C
4 10 (40.00%) VB
4 10 (40.00%) OO
4 10 (40.00%) C++
4 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 10 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (40.00%) Network Architecture
5 9 (36.00%) GDB
5 9 (36.00%) Cyber Security
5 9 (36.00%) Degree
5 9 (36.00%) VC++
5 9 (36.00%) PHP
6 8 (32.00%) CISSP
6 8 (32.00%) Law
6 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (32.00%) Big Data
7 7 (28.00%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Information Security
9 5 (20.00%) Finance
9 5 (20.00%) Legal
10 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification

Digital Forensics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Quicktime
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) GDB
General
1 8 (32.00%) Law
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Chief Technology Officer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Forensic Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Forensic Investigator
5 1 (4.00%) Mac Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Officer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Director
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) WPF
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Flash
1 1 (4.00%) WSH
1 1 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.00%) Data Conversion
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) OO
1 10 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 9 (36.00%) Cyber Security
3 7 (28.00%) Portfolio Management
3 7 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Information Security
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (16.00%) Computer Security
6 3 (12.00%) Data Privacy
6 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.00%) E-Discovery
7 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (8.00%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (4.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.00%) Fund Management
8 1 (4.00%) Wealth Management
8 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Python
1 11 (44.00%) Java
1 11 (44.00%) Perl
1 11 (44.00%) Shell Script
2 10 (40.00%) C
2 10 (40.00%) VB
2 10 (40.00%) C++
2 10 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 9 (36.00%) VC++
3 9 (36.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
5 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) Degree
4 8 (32.00%) CISSP
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (16.00%) CEH
6 3 (12.00%) EnCE
6 3 (12.00%) GCIH
7 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) CRISC
7 1 (4.00%) OSCP
7 1 (4.00%) GIAC
7 1 (4.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) COBIT
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.00%) BS7799
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.00%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) VMware
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Lumension
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase
2 1 (4.00%) Apple
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee
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