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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Forensics
Rank 605 631 612
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -19
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 16 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.024% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.039% 0.029% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 16
Median daily rate £356 £563 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £417 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £584 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £581 £263
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +121.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.92% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.75 -
% change year-on-year
+35.92% -

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
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 14 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 8 December 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 +26 16 £356 -36.66% 8
London 0 6 £325 -28.57% 2
East of England +6 5 £395 -
Essex +6 4 £265 -
North West - 3 - - 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
South East +31 2 £388 -33.33% 2
City of London -5 2 - - 1
Wirral - 2 - -
Hampshire +20 1 £388 -33.33%
Basingstoke +2 1 £388 -33.33%
Hertfordshire - 1 £525 -
Watford - 1 £525 -
Basildon - 1 £265 -

Digital Forensics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 16 (51.61%) EnCase
2 14 (45.16%) Degree
2 14 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (35.48%) Windows
4 9 (29.03%) Linux
5 8 (25.81%) Finance
6 7 (22.58%) Firewall
6 7 (22.58%) Unix
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 7 (22.58%) CISSP
6 7 (22.58%) Wireshark
6 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
6 7 (22.58%) tcpdump
6 7 (22.58%) Splunk
7 6 (19.35%) ArcSight
7 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (19.35%) E-Discovery
7 6 (19.35%) Rapid7
7 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (19.35%) Legal
7 6 (19.35%) VMware
7 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX
7 6 (19.35%) Information Security
8 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
8 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.13%) Cellebrite
9 4 (12.90%) EnCE
9 4 (12.90%) Computer Forensics
9 4 (12.90%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection

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 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Relativity
1 2 (6.45%) Ringtail
1 2 (6.45%) Veritas eDiscovery
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
1 7 (22.58%) tcpdump
1 7 (22.58%) Wireshark
2 3 (9.68%) HTTP
2 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.45%) SSH
3 2 (6.45%) SSL
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) SMTP
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
1 2 (6.45%) EDRMS
1 2 (6.45%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Incident Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Security Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Forensic Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Forensic Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) IT Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Firewall Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Forensic Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Head of Information
8 1 (3.23%) Head of Security
8 1 (3.23%) Quality Auditor
8 1 (3.23%) Splunk Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Middleware
1 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) PKI
4 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.23%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Unix
4 2 (6.45%) AIX
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (19.35%) E-Discovery
2 6 (19.35%) Information Security
2 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (12.90%) Computer Forensics
3 4 (12.90%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (9.68%) Analytics
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
4 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Security Operations
4 3 (9.68%) SIEM
5 2 (6.45%) Data Privacy
5 2 (6.45%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.45%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Degree
2 7 (22.58%) CISSP
3 4 (12.90%) EnCE
4 3 (9.68%) CFCE
4 3 (9.68%) CISA
4 3 (9.68%) GCFA
4 3 (9.68%) GCFE
4 3 (9.68%) GCIH
4 3 (9.68%) GIAC
5 2 (6.45%) CEH
5 2 (6.45%) CISM
5 2 (6.45%) GCIA
5 2 (6.45%) IRCA
5 2 (6.45%) SANS
5 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) CASP
6 1 (3.23%) CGEIT
6 1 (3.23%) CRISC
6 1 (3.23%) ISEB
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
2 3 (9.68%) COBIT
3 2 (6.45%) COSO
3 2 (6.45%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
3 2 (6.45%) SAS 70
4 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.23%) QA
4 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Cygwin
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (51.61%) EnCase
2 3 (9.68%) FTK
3 2 (6.45%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (6.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.23%) QRadar
4 1 (3.23%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
1 7 (22.58%) Splunk
2 6 (19.35%) ArcSight
2 6 (19.35%) Rapid7
2 6 (19.35%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Cellebrite
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) Symantec
5 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
5 2 (6.45%) NetWitness
5 2 (6.45%) Nuix
6 1 (3.23%) FireEye
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
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