The table below looks at the statistics for E-Discovery skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-Discovery over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
eDiscovery (Electronic Discovery)
UK
Rank 570 599 561
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -38
Contract jobs citing E-Discovery 21 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.037% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% 0.046% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 16
Median daily rate £370 £420 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +133.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £130 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £244 £180
% change year-on-year
+37.57% +35.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
36765 41589 39944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.75% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24383 26919 25819
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1211 1063
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.34 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

E-Discovery
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing E-Discovery as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-Discovery within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 +48 20 £375 -16.61% 9
London +26 18 £375 -16.61% 7
City of London - 6 £456 - 1
Edinburgh +22 1 £335 -23.42%
Scotland +22 1 £335 +157.69%
South East +22 1 £388 -
Yorkshire - 1 £335 - 2
Basingstoke - 1 £388 -
Pudsey - 1 £335 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £335 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £388 -

E-Discovery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing E-Discovery 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 E-Discovery.

1 20 (36.36%) Windows
2 19 (34.55%) EnCase
3 15 (27.27%) SQL
4 13 (23.64%) Forensic Analysis
5 12 (21.82%) Legal
6 11 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.18%) CISSP
7 10 (18.18%) Finance
7 10 (18.18%) Migration
8 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
8 9 (16.36%) Cellebrite
8 9 (16.36%) Nuix
9 8 (14.55%) Relativity
9 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
9 8 (14.55%) Information Security
10 7 (12.73%) LDAP
10 7 (12.73%) Cisco
10 7 (12.73%) Data Migration
11 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
11 6 (10.91%) Digital Forensics
11 6 (10.91%) Skype for Business
11 6 (10.91%) DHCP
11 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
11 6 (10.91%) CISA
11 6 (10.91%) CEH
12 5 (9.09%) Network Design
12 5 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (9.09%) Degree
12 5 (9.09%) Wireshark

E-Discovery
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 6 (10.91%) Skype for Business
2 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Relativity
2 3 (5.45%) Ringtail
3 2 (3.64%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.27%) IaaS
2 4 (7.27%) PaaS
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.64%) GitHub
3 2 (3.64%) Office 365
3 2 (3.64%) SaaS
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) LDAP
2 6 (10.91%) DHCP
2 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 5 (9.09%) Firewall
3 5 (9.09%) IPv4
3 5 (9.09%) IPv6
3 5 (9.09%) MRTG
3 5 (9.09%) Network Security
3 5 (9.09%) OSPF
3 5 (9.09%) Skype
3 5 (9.09%) VPN
3 5 (9.09%) Wireless
3 5 (9.09%) Wireshark
4 4 (7.27%) H.323
4 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications
5 3 (5.45%) DNS
5 3 (5.45%) Internet
6 2 (3.64%) ISDN
6 2 (3.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) QlikView
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 12 (21.82%) Legal
2 10 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Advertising
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Consultant
3 7 (12.73%) Data Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Administrator
4 6 (10.91%) Security Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Forensic Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) IT Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Lync Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) E-Discovery Specialist
7 3 (5.45%) Forensic Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) IT Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) IT Support
7 3 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Network Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) Network Security Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) Security Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) XMPP
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
4 1 (1.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Forensic Analysis
2 10 (18.18%) Migration
3 8 (14.55%) Information Security
4 7 (12.73%) Data Migration
5 6 (10.91%) Digital Forensics
6 5 (9.09%) DDoS Mitigation
6 5 (9.09%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
6 5 (9.09%) Network Design
6 5 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (9.09%) Project Management
7 4 (7.27%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) Change Management
8 3 (5.45%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (5.45%) Data Governance
8 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.64%) Change Control
9 2 (3.64%) DevOps
9 2 (3.64%) e-Disclosure
9 2 (3.64%) SDLC
9 2 (3.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.45%) Perl
3 3 (5.45%) Python
3 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.64%) VBA
5 1 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) Java
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
5 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) CISSP
2 6 (10.91%) CEH
2 6 (10.91%) CISA
2 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 4 (7.27%) SANS
4 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.45%) CCNA
5 3 (5.45%) CCNP
5 3 (5.45%) CCSA
5 3 (5.45%) CCSE
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.45%) GIAC
6 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.82%) EnCE
7 1 (1.82%) GCIH
7 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
1 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) Firmware
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (34.55%) EnCase
2 5 (9.09%) Nagios
3 4 (7.27%) FTK
3 4 (7.27%) SCCM
4 2 (3.64%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) Cellebrite
2 9 (16.36%) Nuix
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco
4 5 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 5 (9.09%) Infoblox
4 5 (9.09%) Riverbed
5 3 (5.45%) VMware
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) NetApp
6 2 (3.64%) Novell
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.64%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (3.64%) Symantec
7 1 (1.82%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.82%) Lotus
7 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.82%) Tableau