Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 596 605
Rank change year-on-year -16 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 27 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.057% 0.027% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.031% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 2
London median daily rate £550 £420 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -7.75% -30.00%
10th Percentile £310 £357 £375
90th Percentile £638 £467 £532
England median daily rate £550 £464 £455
% change year-on-year +18.66% +1.87% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £10.47 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -70.09% -2.78% -

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40998 38993 38736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.21% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29810 27960 27683
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 406 463
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.07 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Digital Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Forensics in London

Digital Forensics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Forensics in London

Digital Forensics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Forensics in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Forensics in London

Digital Forensics
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Forensics within the London region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Central London +4 9 £600 -
East London - 7 £550 -
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 17 (62.96%) SIEM
2 15 (55.56%) Varonis
2 15 (55.56%) LogRhythm
2 15 (55.56%) Proactive Monitoring
3 9 (33.33%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) McAfee
5 5 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (18.52%) Nuix
5 5 (18.52%) E-Discovery
6 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (14.81%) Cellebrite
6 4 (14.81%) Forensic Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Malware Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.11%) Relativity
7 3 (11.11%) FTK
7 3 (11.11%) EnCase
7 3 (11.11%) Degree
7 3 (11.11%) Windows
8 2 (7.41%) SQL
8 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.41%) SMS
8 2 (7.41%) Legal
8 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (7.41%) EnCE
8 2 (7.41%) Information Security
8 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (7.41%) Ringtail

Digital Forensics
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Relativity
2 2 (7.41%) Ringtail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SMS
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) ATM
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) FTP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.70%) SMTP
2 1 (3.70%) SNMP
2 1 (3.70%) SSH
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Analyst
2 18 (66.67%) Security Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) SIEM Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) IT Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Forensic Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Information Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Forensic Investigator
6 2 (7.41%) Malware Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) ArcSight Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) CISSP Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) CISSP Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) SIEM
2 15 (55.56%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (18.52%) E-Discovery
4 4 (14.81%) Forensic Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Data Privacy
5 2 (7.41%) Information Security
5 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
6 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) C++
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) EnCE
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CEH
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) GSEC
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) EnCase
1 3 (11.11%) FTK
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (3.70%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) LogRhythm
1 15 (55.56%) Varonis
2 7 (25.93%) McAfee
3 5 (18.52%) Nuix
4 4 (14.81%) Cellebrite
5 1 (3.70%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.70%) CommVault
5 1 (3.70%) FireEye
5 1 (3.70%) HP