Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 613 613 607
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Digital Forensics 19 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.040% 0.046% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.052% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 3
London median daily rate £450 £550 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +51.72% -20.33%
10th Percentile £288 £345 £319
90th Percentile £513 £649 £458
England median daily rate £450 £550 £464
% change year-on-year -18.18% +18.66% -15.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £10.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year +377.55% -70.09% -0.71%

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 41,321 41,911 39,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.83% 88.13% 87.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,800 30,463 27,935
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £640
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 394 438
London median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.02% +3.00% +9.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.93
90th Percentile £55.04 £48.75 £50.04
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 - 7 £450 - 1
Central London -27 1 £375 -37.50%
Digital Forensics
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 11 (57.89%) Information Security
2 9 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (42.11%) Threat Intelligence
4 7 (36.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 7 (36.84%) Security Operations
4 7 (36.84%) SIEM
5 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
6 5 (26.32%) Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) Threat Management
7 4 (21.05%) EnCase
7 4 (21.05%) Threat Detection
7 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
7 4 (21.05%) CISSP
8 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 3 (15.79%) Firewall
8 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) EnCE
8 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
8 3 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (15.79%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (15.79%) Dashboard Development
8 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (15.79%) Antivirus Management
9 2 (10.53%) FTK
9 2 (10.53%) GitHub
9 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
9 2 (10.53%) IaaS
9 2 (10.53%) DevOps
9 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
1 2 (10.53%) IaaS
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Security Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Security Incident Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Security Manager
2 4 (21.05%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Information Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
1 3 (15.79%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Cybercrime
3 1 (5.26%) Cyberattack
3 1 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Information Security
2 9 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (42.11%) Threat Intelligence
4 7 (36.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 7 (36.84%) Security Operations
4 7 (36.84%) SIEM
5 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
6 5 (26.32%) Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) Threat Detection
7 4 (21.05%) Threat Management
8 3 (15.79%) Antivirus Management
8 3 (15.79%) Dashboard Development
8 3 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) DevOps
9 2 (10.53%) E-Discovery
9 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) EnCE
3 2 (10.53%) GCIH
3 2 (10.53%) GREM
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) GCFA
4 1 (5.26%) GIAC
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) MCTS
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) EnCase
2 2 (10.53%) FTK
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Nuix
2 1 (5.26%) Cellebrite
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec