Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 615 558 584
Rank change year-on-year -57 +26 +11
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 10 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.022% 0.030% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.035% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 6
London median daily rate £538 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £288
90th Percentile £628 £600 £650
England median daily rate £550 £381 £600
% change year-on-year +44.26% -36.46% +35.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £38.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -23.00% -

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 39,216 34,407 37,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.34% 86.69% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,400 24,709 27,092
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 381 363
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.86 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +18.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.38 £52.50 £50.57
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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
West London - 2 £438 - 1
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 5 (50.00%) FTK
1 5 (50.00%) EnCase
2 4 (40.00%) Law
2 4 (40.00%) Legal
2 4 (40.00%) Malware Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (30.00%) COBIT
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Security
3 3 (30.00%) Android
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (30.00%) Metasploit
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Nessus
3 3 (30.00%) Nmap
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Remediation Plan

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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (40.00%) Law
1 4 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Military
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Forensic Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Forensic Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Incident Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (10.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Android
1 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (30.00%) Solaris
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Malware Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Security
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Remediation Plan
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Data Privacy
3 2 (20.00%) E-Discovery
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Python
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) GCFA
1 1 (10.00%) GCFE
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) COBIT
1 3 (30.00%) FISMA
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 3 (30.00%) NIST 800
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) EnCase
1 5 (50.00%) FTK
2 3 (30.00%) Nessus
2 3 (30.00%) Nmap
3 2 (20.00%) CSIRT
4 1 (10.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cellebrite
2 2 (20.00%) Splunk