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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 649 637
Rank change year-on-year +65 -12  
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 26 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.004% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 2
Median daily rate £500 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 - £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 - £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 - £425
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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99202 112242 99576
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £284 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3122 2959 3052
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Computer Forensics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Computer Forensics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Forensics over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 7 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 28 June 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 +62 26 £500 - 3
UK excluding London +48 13 £394 - 4
London - 13 £513 -
East of England - 9 £300 -
North of England - 2 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £488 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 19 (61.29%) Information Security
2 14 (45.16%) Python
2 14 (45.16%) Network Security
2 14 (45.16%) SIEM
3 12 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (35.48%) CISSP
5 10 (32.26%) Java
5 10 (32.26%) Perl
5 10 (32.26%) Windows
5 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
5 10 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (32.26%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (32.26%) Apache Solr
6 9 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (29.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (29.03%) DDoS Mitigation
6 9 (29.03%) Refactoring
7 8 (25.81%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
7 8 (25.81%) Firewall
7 8 (25.81%) Finance
7 8 (25.81%) SDLC
7 8 (25.81%) FedRAMP
7 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (25.81%) EnCase
7 8 (25.81%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (22.58%) Actionable Insight
8 7 (22.58%) Data Augmentation
8 7 (22.58%) OllyDbg
8 7 (22.58%) IDA Disassembler

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 10 (32.26%) Apache Solr
1 10 (32.26%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
2 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
3 6 (19.35%) Apache
3 6 (19.35%) JBoss
4 5 (16.13%) Mule
5 4 (12.90%) Apache Pig
5 4 (12.90%) Apache Spark
6 2 (6.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (6.45%) CMS
6 2 (6.45%) IBM Domino
6 2 (6.45%) MQSeries
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (19.35%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Network Security
2 8 (25.81%) Firewall
3 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (19.35%) Internet
5 5 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 3 (9.68%) LDAP
7 2 (6.45%) ICMP
7 2 (6.45%) S/MIME
8 1 (3.23%) LAN
8 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) DataStax
1 7 (22.58%) Hadoop
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.90%) Apache Hive
3 4 (12.90%) HBase
3 4 (12.90%) Sqoop
4 3 (9.68%) EDRMS
4 3 (9.68%) MariaDB
4 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
4 3 (9.68%) MySQL
5 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) IDA Disassembler
1 7 (22.58%) Metasploit
1 7 (22.58%) OllyDbg
2 5 (16.13%) Hudson
2 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Legal
3 6 (19.35%) Law
4 5 (16.13%) Banking
5 2 (6.45%) Billing
6 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.23%) Military
6 1 (3.23%) Retail
6 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Security Analyst
3 10 (32.26%) Architect
4 8 (25.81%) Applications Architect
5 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 6 (19.35%) Incident Analyst
6 6 (19.35%) Malware Analyst
7 5 (16.13%) Integration Architect
7 5 (16.13%) Security Architect
8 3 (9.68%) Consultant
8 3 (9.68%) Malware Consultant
8 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
8 3 (9.68%) Security Incident Consultant
8 3 (9.68%) SOC Analyst
9 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
9 2 (6.45%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (6.45%) Security Incident Analyst
9 2 (6.45%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (22.58%) JMS
1 7 (22.58%) REST
2 5 (16.13%) Ajax
2 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
2 5 (16.13%) CSS
2 5 (16.13%) CSS3
2 5 (16.13%) Hibernate
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 5 (16.13%) HTML5
2 5 (16.13%) JAX-WS
2 5 (16.13%) jQuery
2 5 (16.13%) JSP
2 5 (16.13%) Middleware
2 5 (16.13%) RESTful
2 5 (16.13%) Servlets
2 5 (16.13%) Spring
2 5 (16.13%) Spring MVC
2 5 (16.13%) Struts
2 5 (16.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (29.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (22.58%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
4 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
5 5 (16.13%) Private Cloud
6 3 (9.68%) Client/Server
7 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Unix
2 7 (22.58%) VMS
3 3 (9.68%) Kali Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows NT
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Information Security
2 14 (45.16%) SIEM
3 10 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (29.03%) DDoS Mitigation
4 9 (29.03%) Refactoring
5 8 (25.81%) Continuous Deployment
5 8 (25.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (25.81%) SDLC
6 7 (22.58%) Actionable Insight
6 7 (22.58%) Data Augmentation
6 7 (22.58%) Malware Analysis
6 7 (22.58%) Programme Delivery
6 7 (22.58%) SOA
6 7 (22.58%) Threat Analysis
7 6 (19.35%) Data Architecture
7 6 (19.35%) Data Mapping
7 6 (19.35%) E-Discovery
7 6 (19.35%) Microservices
7 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
7 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Python
2 10 (32.26%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) Perl
2 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) Assembly Language
5 3 (9.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) CISSP
2 7 (22.58%) CISA
2 7 (22.58%) CISM
3 6 (19.35%) Degree
3 6 (19.35%) GCIA
3 6 (19.35%) GCIH
4 4 (12.90%) CNA
4 4 (12.90%) GIAC
4 4 (12.90%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (12.90%) Novell Certification
4 4 (12.90%) SANS
5 3 (9.68%) Master's Degree
6 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (3.23%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) FedRAMP
1 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Apache Flume
1 7 (22.58%) VirtualBox
1 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) HDFS
3 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) EnCase
2 7 (22.58%) Kibana
2 7 (22.58%) logstash
3 6 (19.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (9.68%) FTK
5 2 (6.45%) CSIRT
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Cloudera
1 7 (22.58%) VMware
2 5 (16.13%) IBM
3 4 (12.90%) Ab Initio
3 4 (12.90%) Informatica
3 4 (12.90%) Nuix
4 3 (9.68%) ArcSight
5 2 (6.45%) Adobe
5 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.45%) NetWitness
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) Qualys
5 2 (6.45%) Splunk
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) Cellebrite