Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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.

eDiscovery (Electronic Discovery)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 832 843
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -25
Contract jobs citing E-Discovery 51 59 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.056% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.067% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 39
UK median daily rate £463 £381 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.31% -15.28% +20.00%
10th Percentile £263 £294 £276
90th Percentile £600 £653 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -4.29% -1.96% +78.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
UK median hourly rate - £25.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.18% -74.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

E-Discovery 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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
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 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

E-Discovery
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing E-Discovery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 5 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 6 months to 23 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 +9 51 £463 +21.07% 6
London -17 39 £475 +21.48% 4
West Midlands +40 12 £335 -
Midlands +32 12 £335 -
UK excluding London +29 12 £335 -4.29% 2

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 15 (29.41%) Legal
3 13 (25.49%) SQL
4 10 (19.61%) Windows
4 10 (19.61%) Information Security
4 10 (19.61%) Banking
4 10 (19.61%) Apache Solr
5 9 (17.65%) Computer Forensics
5 9 (17.65%) Law
5 9 (17.65%) Python
6 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
6 8 (15.69%) Java
6 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
6 8 (15.69%) HP
6 8 (15.69%) Workflow
6 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (13.73%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
7 7 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (13.73%) Investment Banking
7 7 (13.73%) Degree
7 7 (13.73%) Visualisation
7 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
7 7 (13.73%) Perl
7 7 (13.73%) Nuix
7 7 (13.73%) Relativity
7 7 (13.73%) Forensic Analysis
8 6 (11.76%) FTK
8 6 (11.76%) Virtual Team
8 6 (11.76%) C#
8 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP

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 10 (19.61%) Apache Solr
2 4 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.88%) MQSeries
3 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.92%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.92%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Relativity
2 2 (3.92%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Firewall
1 6 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (11.76%) Network Security
1 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.80%) LDAP
3 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.92%) S/MIME
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.96%) DHCP
4 1 (1.96%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) FCoE
4 1 (1.96%) IPv4
4 1 (1.96%) IPv6
4 1 (1.96%) ISDN
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) MGCP
4 1 (1.96%) OSPF
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) EDRMS
3 4 (7.84%) MySQL
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.92%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (3.92%) QlikView
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.96%) Text Mining
General
1 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 15 (29.41%) Legal
3 10 (19.61%) Banking
4 9 (17.65%) Law
5 7 (13.73%) Investment Banking
6 6 (11.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (5.88%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.96%) Military
8 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Architect
2 8 (15.69%) Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Legal Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.88%) E-Discovery Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Solr Architect
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Data Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Forensic Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Forensic Investigator
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Lucene
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (3.92%) JMS
2 2 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.96%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Unix
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Information Security
2 9 (17.65%) Computer Forensics
3 8 (15.69%) Workflow
4 7 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (13.73%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
4 7 (13.73%) Forensic Analysis
4 7 (13.73%) Visualisation
5 6 (11.76%) Data Extraction
5 6 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
5 6 (11.76%) Investment Management
6 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.80%) Digital Forensics
6 5 (9.80%) Network Design
6 5 (9.80%) Threat Detection
6 5 (9.80%) User Stories
6 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (7.84%) Analytics
7 4 (7.84%) Data Governance
7 4 (7.84%) Machine Learning
7 4 (7.84%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Python
3 8 (15.69%) Java
4 7 (13.73%) Perl
4 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
5 6 (11.76%) C#
6 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.92%) R
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
7 2 (3.92%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) CISM
2 5 (9.80%) CISSP
2 5 (9.80%) GCIH
2 5 (9.80%) GIAC
3 4 (7.84%) GCIA
3 4 (7.84%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (7.84%) Novell Certification
3 4 (7.84%) SANS
4 2 (3.92%) CCNA
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.92%) MCSE
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) CCNP
5 1 (1.96%) EnCE
5 1 (1.96%) GCFA
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) DFS Replication
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) Xen
2 2 (3.92%) XenApp
2 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) FTK
2 5 (9.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (7.84%) CSIRT
4 3 (5.88%) EnCase
5 2 (3.92%) SCCM
5 2 (3.92%) SCOM
5 2 (3.92%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.92%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) HP
2 7 (13.73%) Nuix
3 5 (9.80%) iManage
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Sun
4 3 (5.88%) Tableau
4 3 (5.88%) VMware
5 2 (3.92%) AppSense
5 2 (3.92%) Cellebrite
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) CommVault
6 1 (1.96%) F5
6 1 (1.96%) Juniper
6 1 (1.96%) NetApp
6 1 (1.96%) Recommind
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat