Period
to 17 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Digital Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Forensics over the 6 months to 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Digital Forensics
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 - 122
Rank change year-on-year - +122 -
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.077% - 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% - 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median daily rate - - -
North West median daily rate £563 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £50.00
North West median hourly rate - - £50.00

Digital Forensics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,108 988 1,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.30% 84.44% 84.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 685 1,078
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 47 42
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.03 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.57% +50.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.87 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.00 £48.53
North West median hourly rate £21.64 £34.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -36.35% +1.49% +42.55%

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Digital Forensics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Forensics in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 1 (100.00%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence

Digital Forensics
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Security Operations Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management