Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Forensic Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Forensic Analysis over the 6 months to 17 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.

Forensic Analysis
UK > England
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 792 821
Rank change year-on-year -48 +29 -4
Contract jobs citing Forensic Analysis 16 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.049% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.058% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 23
England median daily rate £475 £375 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -31.82% +22.22%
10th Percentile £350 £308 £270
90th Percentile £589 £614 £575
UK median daily rate £550 £375 £550
% change year-on-year +46.67% -31.82% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 6
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £38.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.89% -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £38.84
% change year-on-year - -9.89% -

Forensic Analysis 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 79944 79712 85036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.66% 84.19% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53946 53082 56127
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 1816 2114 2533
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +15.38%

Forensic Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Forensic Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Forensic Analysis in England

Forensic Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Forensic Analysis in England

Forensic Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Forensic Analysis in England over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Forensic Analysis in England

Forensic Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Forensic Analysis in England

Forensic Analysis
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 Forensic Analysis within the England region over the 6 months to 17 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 -22 13 £550 -8.33% 2
Midlands +20 2 £475 +26.67%
West Midlands +11 2 £475 +26.67%
South East -18 1 £360 - 1
Forensic Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Forensic Analysis 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 Forensic Analysis.

1 10 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Information Security
3 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) E-Discovery
4 6 (37.50%) Network Security
4 6 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
4 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (37.50%) CISM
4 6 (37.50%) CISSP
4 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) GCIA
4 6 (37.50%) GIAC
4 6 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (31.25%) Computer Forensics
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (31.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (31.25%) CSIRT
6 4 (25.00%) Threat Detection
6 4 (25.00%) Computer Security
6 4 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (25.00%) SANS
6 4 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Novell Certification
6 4 (25.00%) GCIH

Forensic Analysis
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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Eloqua
1 2 (12.50%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (37.50%) Network Security
2 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.25%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Incident Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Data Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Forensic Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Malware Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Marketing Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Marketing Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) ArcSight Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SOC Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (12.50%) SCADA
3 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (50.00%) Information Security
3 7 (43.75%) E-Discovery
4 6 (37.50%) Malware Analysis
4 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (31.25%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (25.00%) Computer Security
6 4 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (25.00%) Network Design
6 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 4 (25.00%) Threat Detection
7 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Data Management
7 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
7 3 (18.75%) Security Management
7 3 (18.75%) SIEM
7 3 (18.75%) Strategic Thinking
8 2 (12.50%) B2B
8 2 (12.50%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CISM
1 6 (37.50%) CISSP
1 6 (37.50%) GCIA
1 6 (37.50%) GIAC
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) GCIH
3 4 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Novell Certification
3 4 (25.00%) SANS
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE Security
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) CEH
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Snort
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) CSIRT
1 5 (31.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (12.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (6.25%) FTK
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) ArcSight
1 3 (18.75%) HP
1 3 (18.75%) Sun
2 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 2 (12.50%) Lancope
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (12.50%) VMware