The table below looks at the statistics for E-Discovery skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-Discovery over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
eDiscovery (Electronic Discovery)
Rank 612 591 613
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Contract jobs citing E-Discovery 28 44 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.079% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.061% 0.10% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 9
Average daily rate £450 £520 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £340 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-14.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

E-Discovery
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing E-Discovery within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

E-Discovery Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

E-Discovery
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing E-Discovery within the UK.

E-Discovery Daily Rate Trend in the UK

E-Discovery
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-Discovery within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

E-Discovery Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

E-Discovery
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing E-Discovery within the UK.

E-Discovery Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

E-Discovery
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-Discovery within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 -38 28 £450 -13.46% 19
London -18 25 £475 -17.39% 8
City of London +44 8 £475 -17.39% 1
Halifax - 3 £430 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £430 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £430 - 3

E-Discovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing E-Discovery 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 E-Discovery.

1 27 (45.76%) Finance
2 21 (35.59%) Legal
2 21 (35.59%) EnCase
3 14 (23.73%) Unix
4 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
5 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
5 12 (20.34%) Migration
5 12 (20.34%) Banking
5 12 (20.34%) Nuix
6 11 (18.64%) FTK
6 11 (18.64%) Case Management
6 11 (18.64%) Information Security
7 10 (16.95%) Project Management
7 10 (16.95%) CISM
7 10 (16.95%) Financial Institution
7 10 (16.95%) MS Office
7 10 (16.95%) CISSP
7 10 (16.95%) Computer Forensics
7 10 (16.95%) Data Migration
7 10 (16.95%) Office 365
7 10 (16.95%) Recommind
7 10 (16.95%) Relativity
7 10 (16.95%) dtSearch
7 10 (16.95%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 10 (16.95%) Records Management
7 10 (16.95%) Portfolio Management
7 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (13.56%) Symantec
9 7 (11.86%) Degree
10 6 (10.17%) COBIT

E-Discovery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing E-Discovery 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 E-Discovery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.47%) FileNet
3 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.95%) MS Office
3 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Relativity
1 10 (16.95%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) EDRMS
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) IDOL
General
1 27 (45.76%) Finance
2 21 (35.59%) Legal
3 12 (20.34%) Banking
4 10 (16.95%) Financial Institution
5 6 (10.17%) Investment Banking
6 3 (5.08%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) E-Discovery Analyst
3 11 (18.64%) Architect
4 10 (16.95%) Technical Architect
5 9 (15.25%) Information Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) Information Security Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) Security Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) CISSP Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) EnCase Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) Audit Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Consultant
8 4 (6.78%) FileNet Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) Forensic Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.08%) Communications Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Data Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Process Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) E-Discovery Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) RFC 822
2 1 (1.69%) D3.js
2 1 (1.69%) Lucene
2 1 (1.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.78%) Data Integration
1 4 (6.78%) Reference Data
2 3 (5.08%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.69%) CMDB
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) PMI
3 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Unix
2 5 (8.47%) Windows
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Migration
2 11 (18.64%) Case Management
2 11 (18.64%) Information Security
3 10 (16.95%) Computer Forensics
3 10 (16.95%) Data Migration
3 10 (16.95%) Portfolio Management
3 10 (16.95%) Project Management
3 10 (16.95%) Records Management
4 6 (10.17%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
4 6 (10.17%) Six Sigma
5 5 (8.47%) Data Architecture
5 5 (8.47%) Workflow
6 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
6 4 (6.78%) Service Management
7 3 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (5.08%) Digital Forensics
7 3 (5.08%) Investment Management
7 3 (5.08%) Process Improvement
7 3 (5.08%) Wealth Management
8 2 (3.39%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) Perl
1 6 (10.17%) Python
2 5 (8.47%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.69%) C
4 1 (1.69%) C++
4 1 (1.69%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) Ruby
4 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) CISM
1 10 (16.95%) CISSP
2 7 (11.86%) Degree
3 3 (5.08%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) COBIT
2 4 (6.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) NFS
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (35.59%) EnCase
2 11 (18.64%) FTK
3 1 (1.69%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.34%) Nuix
3 10 (16.95%) dtSearch
3 10 (16.95%) Recommind
4 8 (13.56%) Symantec
5 5 (8.47%) Bloomberg
5 5 (8.47%) IBM
5 5 (8.47%) Oracle
5 5 (8.47%) Reuters
5 5 (8.47%) VMware
6 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) Apple
7 1 (1.69%) HP