Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 875 880
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5 -23
Contract jobs citing Computer Forensics 31 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.023% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.027% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 16
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +60.00%
10th Percentile £307 £380 £409
90th Percentile £788 £633 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Computer 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 9 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
England +23 31 £525 - 3
London -24 21 £565 +7.62% 1
UK excluding London +33 10 £325 - 2
East of England - 5 £300 -
North of England +71 3 £475 -
Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
South East +6 1 £325 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 22 (70.97%) Information Security
2 12 (38.71%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (35.48%) Python
4 10 (32.26%) SIEM
5 9 (29.03%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (29.03%) E-Discovery
5 9 (29.03%) Windows
5 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
5 9 (29.03%) Network Security
6 8 (25.81%) Legal
6 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
6 8 (25.81%) CISSP
6 8 (25.81%) Malware Analysis
7 7 (22.58%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
7 7 (22.58%) EnCase
7 7 (22.58%) CISM
7 7 (22.58%) Unix
7 7 (22.58%) Law
7 7 (22.58%) Computer Security
8 6 (19.35%) Degree
8 6 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (19.35%) Finance
8 6 (19.35%) GCIA
8 6 (19.35%) GCIH
8 6 (19.35%) Java
8 6 (19.35%) Perl
8 6 (19.35%) Firewall
8 6 (19.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System

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 7 (22.58%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (19.35%) Apache Solr
3 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.45%) Apache
4 2 (6.45%) IBM Domino
4 2 (6.45%) JBoss
4 2 (6.45%) MQSeries
4 2 (6.45%) Mule
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Pig
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) Network Security
2 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
3 6 (19.35%) Firewall
3 6 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (9.68%) LDAP
5 2 (6.45%) ICMP
5 2 (6.45%) Internet
5 2 (6.45%) S/MIME
6 1 (3.23%) DNS
6 1 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
1 3 (9.68%) DataStax
1 3 (9.68%) EDRMS
1 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
1 3 (9.68%) MySQL
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.23%) HBase
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) IDA Disassembler
1 3 (9.68%) Metasploit
1 3 (9.68%) OllyDbg
2 1 (3.23%) Hudson
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (25.81%) Legal
2 7 (22.58%) Law
3 6 (19.35%) Finance
4 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Local Government
5 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Incident Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Malware Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Security Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Development Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Development Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) REST
2 3 (9.68%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (9.68%) JMS
2 3 (9.68%) Lucene
3 2 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) CSS3
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) HTML5
3 2 (6.45%) jQuery
3 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) Ajax
4 1 (3.23%) JAX-WS
4 1 (3.23%) PySpark
4 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
2 6 (19.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (16.13%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.45%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (6.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
6 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.23%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (3.23%) iPad
6 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Unix
3 5 (16.13%) Linux
4 3 (9.68%) VMS
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Information Security
2 12 (38.71%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (32.26%) SIEM
4 9 (29.03%) E-Discovery
4 9 (29.03%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (25.81%) Malware Analysis
6 7 (22.58%) Computer Security
7 6 (19.35%) Security Operations
8 5 (16.13%) DDoS Mitigation
8 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (16.13%) Forensic Analysis
8 5 (16.13%) Refactoring
8 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.13%) Threat Intelligence
9 4 (12.90%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
9 4 (12.90%) Network Design
9 4 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (12.90%) SOA
9 4 (12.90%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Python
2 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
3 6 (19.35%) Java
3 6 (19.35%) Perl
4 4 (12.90%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) C#
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) CISSP
2 7 (22.58%) CISM
3 6 (19.35%) Degree
3 6 (19.35%) GCIA
3 6 (19.35%) GCIH
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%) CISA
6 2 (6.45%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (6.45%) CREST Certified
7 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.23%) EnCE
7 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
2 4 (12.90%) FedRAMP
3 2 (6.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (3.23%) COBIT
4 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Apache Flume
2 3 (9.68%) VirtualBox
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) HDFS
3 1 (3.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) EnCase
2 6 (19.35%) CSIRT
2 6 (19.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (12.90%) FTK
3 4 (12.90%) QRadar
4 3 (9.68%) Kibana
4 3 (9.68%) logstash
5 1 (3.23%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) ArcSight
1 5 (16.13%) Splunk
2 4 (12.90%) Nuix
3 3 (9.68%) Cloudera
3 3 (9.68%) Sun
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) McAfee
4 2 (6.45%) NetWitness
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Qualys
5 1 (3.23%) AlienVault
5 1 (3.23%) Cellebrite
5 1 (3.23%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.23%) Intel
5 1 (3.23%) LogLogic
5 1 (3.23%) LogRhythm
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft