Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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.

Computer Forensics
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 825 839
Rank change year-on-year -18 +14 -1
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 21 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.025% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.030% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 19
England median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £308 £385 £411
90th Percentile £713 £630 £590
UK median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +17.65%
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 80470 80635 85371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.16% 82.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54303 53686 56383
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1821 2142 2548
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.41 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +10.67% +16.09%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.28 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 -14 15 £563 +7.14% 2
North of England +43 3 £475 +18.75%
Yorkshire +28 3 £475 +18.75%
East of England - 2 - -
South East -5 1 £325 -
Computer Forensics
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer 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 England region with a requirement for Computer Forensics.

1 16 (76.19%) Information Security
2 11 (52.38%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
5 7 (33.33%) Unix
5 7 (33.33%) Network Security
5 7 (33.33%) Computer Security
5 7 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (28.57%) EnCase
6 6 (28.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (28.57%) E-Discovery
6 6 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (28.57%) CISSP
6 6 (28.57%) Firewall
6 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 6 (28.57%) Law
7 5 (23.81%) Legal
7 5 (23.81%) CISM
7 5 (23.81%) Forensic Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (23.81%) SIEM
8 4 (19.05%) Threat Detection
8 4 (19.05%) SANS
8 4 (19.05%) Security Operations
8 4 (19.05%) QRadar
8 4 (19.05%) CSIRT
8 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Network Design
8 4 (19.05%) GCIA

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Mule
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
2 7 (33.33%) Network Security
3 6 (28.57%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (9.52%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.76%) DataStax
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) HBase
2 1 (4.76%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) IDA Disassembler
1 2 (9.52%) Metasploit
1 2 (9.52%) OllyDbg
2 1 (4.76%) Hudson
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (28.57%) Law
2 5 (23.81%) Legal
3 3 (14.29%) Local Government
4 2 (9.52%) Finance
5 1 (4.76%) Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Malware Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Development Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Development Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Forensic Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Forensic Investigator
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Security Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Ajax
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) CSS3
1 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
1 1 (4.76%) JAX-WS
1 1 (4.76%) JMS
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
1 1 (4.76%) JSP
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) REST
1 1 (4.76%) RESTful
1 1 (4.76%) Servlets
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
1 1 (4.76%) Spring
1 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
1 1 (4.76%) Struts
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (9.52%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (9.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (9.52%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.76%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (4.76%) iPad
5 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) VMS
5 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Information Security
2 11 (52.38%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (33.33%) Computer Security
3 7 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
3 7 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (28.57%) E-Discovery
5 5 (23.81%) Forensic Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) SIEM
6 4 (19.05%) Network Design
6 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
6 4 (19.05%) Security Operations
6 4 (19.05%) Threat Detection
7 3 (14.29%) Change Management
7 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 3 (14.29%) Information Security Management
7 3 (14.29%) Open Source
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CISSP
2 5 (23.81%) CISM
3 4 (19.05%) GCIA
3 4 (19.05%) GCIH
3 4 (19.05%) GIAC
3 4 (19.05%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Novell Certification
3 4 (19.05%) SANS
4 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (9.52%) CREST Certified
6 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.76%) CISA
6 1 (4.76%) EnCE
6 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) COBIT
2 1 (4.76%) FedRAMP
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) VirtualBox
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Flume
2 1 (4.76%) HDFS
2 1 (4.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) EnCase
1 6 (28.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (19.05%) CSIRT
2 4 (19.05%) QRadar
3 1 (4.76%) FTK
3 1 (4.76%) Kibana
3 1 (4.76%) logstash
3 1 (4.76%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) ArcSight
1 3 (14.29%) Splunk
1 3 (14.29%) Sun
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) McAfee
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) AlienVault
3 1 (4.76%) Cellebrite
3 1 (4.76%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.76%) Forcepoint
3 1 (4.76%) Intel
3 1 (4.76%) LogLogic
3 1 (4.76%) LogRhythm
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Nuix