Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Forensics over the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Computer Forensics
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 800 857
Rank change year-on-year -53 +57 -5
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 9 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.037% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.044% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 6
England median daily rate £475 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.59% -6.41%
10th Percentile £457 £413 £264
90th Percentile £608 £620 £694
UK median daily rate £473 £500 £456
% change year-on-year -5.50% +9.59% -6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Computer 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,574 75,234 85,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.14% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,247 49,567 57,202
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,262 1,939 2,055
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

Computer Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Forensics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Forensics in England

Computer Forensics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Forensics in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Forensics in England

Computer Forensics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Forensics in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Forensics in England

Computer Forensics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Forensics in England

Computer Forensics
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the England region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -58 5 £475 -9.52% 3
South West +4 2 £625 +28.21% 2
North of England -17 2 £470 -
Yorkshire -18 1 £470 -
North West - 1 - -
Computer Forensics
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer 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 England region with a requirement for Computer Forensics.

1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Information Security Management
3 6 (66.67%) Security Management
4 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (55.56%) Network Security
4 5 (55.56%) PCI DSS
4 5 (55.56%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (44.44%) GDPR
5 4 (44.44%) Scorecard
5 4 (44.44%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
5 4 (44.44%) Security Architecture
5 4 (44.44%) Legal
5 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
5 4 (44.44%) BCP
5 4 (44.44%) COBIT
6 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (22.22%) Change Management
7 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (22.22%) GCIH
7 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
7 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (22.22%) Performance Metrics

Computer Forensics
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 4 (44.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Head of Information
1 2 (22.22%) Head of Information Security
1 2 (22.22%) Head of Security
1 2 (22.22%) Information Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Information Security Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Security Manager
1 2 (22.22%) SOC Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Chief Information Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Chief Information Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Chief Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) CIO
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (66.67%) Information Security Management
3 6 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (66.67%) Security Management
4 5 (55.56%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (44.44%) BCP
5 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity
5 4 (44.44%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
5 4 (44.44%) Scorecard
5 4 (44.44%) Security Architecture
6 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (22.22%) Change Management
7 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
8 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (22.22%) CREST Certified
2 2 (22.22%) GCIH
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) PCI DSS
2 4 (44.44%) COBIT
2 4 (44.44%) GDPR
3 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Sophos