The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Computer Forensics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Computer Forensics
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 624 616
Rank change year-on-year +24 -8  
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 5 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.045% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.013% 0.054% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 7
Median daily rate £550 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £175 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £590 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Computer Forensics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Computer Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Computer Forensics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Forensics in the UK

Computer Forensics
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Forensics within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 5 £550 +15.78% 3
London +19 4 £550 +79.59% 2
South East +15 1 - -
City of London -3 1 £450 -37.93% 1
Milton Keynes -3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Forensics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Computer Forensics.

1 9 (69.23%) Information Security
2 8 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (61.54%) Risk Management
3 7 (53.85%) SIEM
4 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) Project Management
5 5 (38.46%) OWASP
5 5 (38.46%) Secure Coding
5 5 (38.46%) CREST Certified
6 4 (30.77%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (30.77%) CISM
6 4 (30.77%) CISSP
7 3 (23.08%) Informatica
7 3 (23.08%) IBM
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) JMS
7 3 (23.08%) ETL
7 3 (23.08%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) JSP
7 3 (23.08%) Servlets
7 3 (23.08%) Struts
7 3 (23.08%) JBoss
7 3 (23.08%) Apache
7 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
7 3 (23.08%) CISA
7 3 (23.08%) Hibernate

Computer Forensics
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) Apache Solr
1 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (23.08%) JBoss
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Pig
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
2 2 (15.38%) Mule
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DataStax
1 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
2 2 (15.38%) HBase
2 2 (15.38%) MariaDB
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Hudson
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Architect
3 2 (15.38%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Ajax
1 3 (23.08%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
1 3 (23.08%) JAX-WS
1 3 (23.08%) JMS
1 3 (23.08%) JSP
1 3 (23.08%) Servlets
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
1 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
1 3 (23.08%) Struts
2 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 2 (15.38%) CSS3
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Cyber Defence
2 3 (23.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Information Security
2 8 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (61.54%) Risk Management
3 7 (53.85%) SIEM
4 6 (46.15%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (38.46%) OWASP
5 5 (38.46%) Project Management
5 5 (38.46%) Secure Coding
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Data Augmentation
6 3 (23.08%) Data Mapping
6 3 (23.08%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (23.08%) ETL
6 3 (23.08%) Microservices
6 3 (23.08%) MVC
6 3 (23.08%) Open Source
6 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
7 2 (15.38%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) CREST Certified
3 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (30.77%) CHECK Team Member
3 4 (30.77%) CISM
3 4 (30.77%) CISSP
4 3 (23.08%) CISA
5 1 (7.69%) CEH
5 1 (7.69%) GCIA
5 1 (7.69%) GCIH
5 1 (7.69%) GIAC
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) FedRAMP
1 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Apache Flume
2 2 (15.38%) HDFS
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Kibana
1 3 (23.08%) logstash
2 2 (15.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Ab Initio
1 3 (23.08%) Cloudera
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
1 3 (23.08%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago