Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 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.

Digital Forensics
England > London
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 600 581 597
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 -32
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 20 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.043% 0.024% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.050% 0.028% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 5
London median daily rate £550 £489 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.59% -11.18% -12.00%
England median daily rate £600 £432 £550
% change year-on-year +38.81% -21.41% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £10.47 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -70.09% +1.45% -

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 40,379 35,500 37,877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.67% 85.91% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,459 25,532 27,141
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 402 459
London median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.00% +28.24% +4.81%
10th Percentile £13.73 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.31 £50.20
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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
Central London -20 6 £600 -
East London - 3 £550 -
West London -26 2 £438 -
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Digital 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 London region with a requirement for Digital Forensics.

1 13 (65.00%) SIEM
2 9 (45.00%) Varonis
2 9 (45.00%) LogRhythm
2 9 (45.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 8 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) Malware Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (25.00%) FTK
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Unix
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (15.00%) Metasploit
7 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (15.00%) COBIT
7 3 (15.00%) Computer Security
7 3 (15.00%) Android
7 3 (15.00%) NIST 800
7 3 (15.00%) CSIRT
7 3 (15.00%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (15.00%) Forensic Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) EnCase
7 3 (15.00%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Relativity
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) ATM
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.00%) SMTP
2 1 (5.00%) SNMP
2 1 (5.00%) SSH
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Security Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) SIEM Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Information Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Forensic Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Forensic Investigator
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Malware Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 1 (5.00%) Cyberattack
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Android
3 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (15.00%) Solaris
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) SIEM
2 9 (45.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (30.00%) Malware Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.00%) Computer Security
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Forensic Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Information Security
6 3 (15.00%) Remediation Plan
6 3 (15.00%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) E-Discovery
7 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
8 1 (5.00%) Cyber Intelligence
8 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) CEH
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) CISM
1 1 (5.00%) CISSP
1 1 (5.00%) GCFA
1 1 (5.00%) GCFE
1 1 (5.00%) GSEC
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.00%) COBIT
2 3 (15.00%) FISMA
2 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (15.00%) NIST 800
3 1 (5.00%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) FTK
2 3 (15.00%) CSIRT
2 3 (15.00%) EnCase
2 3 (15.00%) Nessus
2 3 (15.00%) Nmap
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) LogRhythm
1 9 (45.00%) Varonis
2 3 (15.00%) McAfee
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Splunk
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.00%) CommVault
4 1 (5.00%) FireEye
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Nuix