Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 November 2017 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 238 270
Rank change year-on-year -1 +32 +30
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.028% 0.030% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.034% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
City of London median daily rate £550 - £360
10th Percentile £500 - £355
90th Percentile £600 - £365
Central London median daily rate £600 - £360
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6319 5832 7631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.37% 87.48% 83.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5024 4654 6069
City of London median daily rate £511 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.55 £10.91
90th Percentile £32.36 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.86 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.80% -9.52% +16.67%

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Digital Forensics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Forensics in the City of London

Digital Forensics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Digital Forensics in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Forensics in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (50.00%) EDRMS
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) E-Discovery
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Nuix
1 1 (50.00%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
1 1 (50.00%) Relativity
1 1 (50.00%) Ringtail
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (50.00%) IDA Disassembler

Digital Forensics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Relativity
1 1 (50.00%) Ringtail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) E-Discovery Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (50.00%) E-Discovery
1 1 (50.00%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
1 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Nuix