Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 802 848
Rank change year-on-year -29 +46 +15
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 20 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.043% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.050% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 6
England median daily rate £600 £500 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -0.99% +3.06%
10th Percentile £474 £307 £369
90th Percentile £675 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £600 £500 £505
% change year-on-year +20.00% -0.99% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 81,416 78,525 83,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.92% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,353 52,544 55,556
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £644 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,177 1,846 2,212
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -13 15 £600 +14.29% 12
South West - 3 £638 - 3
East of England 0 1 - -
North of England -22 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Computer Forensics
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 16 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (70.00%) Information Security
3 9 (45.00%) GCIH
4 7 (35.00%) Legal
4 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (30.00%) GREM
5 6 (30.00%) Cyberattack
5 6 (30.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 6 (30.00%) Information Security Management
5 6 (30.00%) Security Management
5 6 (30.00%) CISSP
5 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (30.00%) EnCE
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) SANS
6 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (20.00%) EnCase
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) McAfee
7 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (20.00%) SCCM

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (35.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 4 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) SOC Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Forensic Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Head of Information
4 1 (5.00%) Head of Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Head of Security
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Cyberattack
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (10.00%) Cybercrime
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (70.00%) Information Security
3 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (30.00%) Information Security Management
4 6 (30.00%) Security Management
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 3 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (15.00%) Digital Forensics
7 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
8 2 (10.00%) Scorecard
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) GCIH
2 6 (30.00%) CISSP
2 6 (30.00%) EnCE
2 6 (30.00%) GREM
2 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) SANS
4 3 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (15.00%) CREST Certified
4 3 (15.00%) GCFA
4 3 (15.00%) GIAC
5 2 (10.00%) CCIE
5 2 (10.00%) CISA
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.00%) CISM
5 2 (10.00%) CRISC
5 2 (10.00%) GCED
5 2 (10.00%) GSEC
5 2 (10.00%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.00%) COBIT
2 2 (10.00%) GDPR
3 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (20.00%) EnCase
2 4 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (20.00%) SCCM
3 3 (15.00%) FTK
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) McAfee
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Sophos
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec