The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for E-Discovery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited E-Discovery over the 3 months to 30 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.

eDiscovery (Electronic Discovery)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 595 606
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11  
Contract jobs citing E-Discovery 15 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.083% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.10% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 16
Median daily rate £450 £480 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -16.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £608 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

E-Discovery 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 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
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 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

E-Discovery
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for E-Discovery in the UK

E-Discovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for E-Discovery in the UK

E-Discovery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing E-Discovery over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for E-Discovery in the UK

E-Discovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for E-Discovery in the UK

E-Discovery
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 E-Discovery within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +18 15 £450 -6.25% 7
London +2 12 £450 -6.25% 6
City of London +5 3 £513 +7.89%
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing E-Discovery 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 E-Discovery.

1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 11 (28.95%) Legal
4 10 (26.32%) Migration
4 10 (26.32%) EnCase
5 8 (21.05%) Relativity
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
6 7 (18.42%) Nuix
6 7 (18.42%) Cisco
6 7 (18.42%) SQL
6 7 (18.42%) Data Migration
6 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
7 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.79%) DHCP
7 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (13.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (13.16%) DDoS Mitigation
8 5 (13.16%) MRTG
8 5 (13.16%) Forensic Analysis
8 5 (13.16%) Finance
8 5 (13.16%) Firewall
8 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
8 5 (13.16%) Wireless
8 5 (13.16%) Nagios
8 5 (13.16%) OSPF
8 5 (13.16%) Ethernet
8 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
8 5 (13.16%) VPN
8 5 (13.16%) DNS
8 5 (13.16%) IPv4

E-Discovery
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 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Relativity
2 3 (7.89%) Ringtail
3 2 (5.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) IaaS
2 4 (10.53%) PaaS
2 4 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (7.89%) Office 365
4 2 (5.26%) GitHub
4 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) DHCP
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 5 (13.16%) Ethernet
2 5 (13.16%) Firewall
2 5 (13.16%) IPv4
2 5 (13.16%) IPv6
2 5 (13.16%) MRTG
2 5 (13.16%) Network Security
2 5 (13.16%) OSPF
2 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.16%) VPN
2 5 (13.16%) Wireless
2 5 (13.16%) Wireshark
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (10.53%) FCoE
3 4 (10.53%) ISDN
3 4 (10.53%) MGCP
3 4 (10.53%) NX-OS
4 3 (7.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
General
1 11 (28.95%) Legal
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) Consultant
2 6 (15.79%) Data Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) E-Discovery Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Information Security Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Network Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Network Security Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Security Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Azure Architect
4 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) E-Discovery Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) IT Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) IT Support
4 2 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Product Manager
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) Data Migration
3 5 (13.16%) DDoS Mitigation
3 5 (13.16%) Forensic Analysis
3 5 (13.16%) Information Security
3 5 (13.16%) Network Design
3 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.89%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.26%) PLM
6 2 (5.26%) Privileged Access Management
6 2 (5.26%) SDLC
6 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Perl
2 2 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) CISSP
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) CCNP
4 2 (5.26%) CCSE
4 2 (5.26%) CEH
4 2 (5.26%) CISA
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) GIAC
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) CCSA
5 1 (2.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Firmware
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) EnCase
2 5 (13.16%) Nagios
3 2 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.63%) FTK
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) Cisco
2 7 (18.42%) Nuix
3 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
3 5 (13.16%) Infoblox
3 5 (13.16%) Riverbed
4 4 (10.53%) NetApp
4 4 (10.53%) VMware
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.89%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (5.26%) Cellebrite
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) Intel Security