Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 621 590 611
Rank change year-on-year -31 +21 -1
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 8 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.018% 0.048% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.054% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 4
London median daily rate £475 £550 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +12.59% +35.69%
10th Percentile £269 £318 £383
90th Percentile £563 £628 £683
England median daily rate £465 £538 £600
% change year-on-year -13.49% -10.42% +71.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 39,527 38,587 39,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.57% 87.76% 87.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,599 27,811 28,191
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 377 380
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +10.73% +6.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.75 £51.55 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 - 1 £500 - 2
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (50.00%) Law
1 4 (50.00%) EnCase
2 3 (37.50%) Cellebrite
2 3 (37.50%) FTK
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) E-Discovery
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (25.00%) EnCE
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Military
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Nuix
3 2 (25.00%) Threat Detection
3 2 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Data Privacy
3 2 (25.00%) Threat Management
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (12.50%) Kibana
4 1 (12.50%) Cybercrime
4 1 (12.50%) GREM
4 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (12.50%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 1 (12.50%) CISSP
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) PHP

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Veritas eDiscovery
General
1 4 (50.00%) Law
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Military
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Forensic Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Security Incident Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Forensic Investigator
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (12.50%) Cybercrime
2 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (37.50%) E-Discovery
2 2 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Data Privacy
2 2 (25.00%) Threat Detection
2 2 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Threat Management
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) EnCE
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) GCIH
3 1 (12.50%) GREM
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) EnCase
2 3 (37.50%) FTK
3 1 (12.50%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cellebrite
2 2 (25.00%) Nuix
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec