Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FTK skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FTK over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 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.

AccessData Forensic Toolkit (FTK)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 867 886 865
Rank change year-on-year +19 -21 +13
Contract jobs citing FTK 11 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.003% 0.008%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.076% 0.025% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
UK median daily rate £500 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £475 £195 £224
90th Percentile £525 £420 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £238
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FTK is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 14,507 11,955 10,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.58% 11.92% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,685 8,122 6,863
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £308 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 274 250
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.43 £47.50 £47.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -17.95% -

FTK
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FTK in the UK

FTK
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FTK in the UK

FTK
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTK within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
London +20 10 £500 +66.67% 2
England -3 10 £500 +66.67% 4

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing FTK also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for FTK.

1 11 (100.00%) EnCase
2 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 10 (90.91%) Information Security
2 10 (90.91%) EnCE
2 10 (90.91%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (81.82%) E-Discovery
4 8 (72.73%) Cybercrime
4 8 (72.73%) Computer Forensics
5 7 (63.64%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (63.64%) GSEC
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (63.64%) CISA
5 7 (63.64%) CISM
5 7 (63.64%) Information Security Management
5 7 (63.64%) Security Management
5 7 (63.64%) CRISC
5 7 (63.64%) ISACA
5 7 (63.64%) GCED
5 7 (63.64%) CCIE
5 7 (63.64%) SANS
5 7 (63.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 6 (54.55%) Legal
7 5 (45.45%) GCIH
7 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (45.45%) GREM
8 4 (36.36%) Cyberattack
8 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (27.27%) Windows
9 3 (27.27%) Solaris

FTK
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Veritas eDiscovery
General
1 6 (54.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 7 (63.64%) Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Forensic Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) E-Discovery Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Cybercrime
2 4 (36.36%) Cyberattack
3 2 (18.18%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Cybersecurity
1 10 (90.91%) Information Security
2 9 (81.82%) E-Discovery
3 8 (72.73%) Computer Forensics
4 7 (63.64%) Information Security Management
4 7 (63.64%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Security Management
5 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (27.27%) Digital Forensics
8 2 (18.18%) Cyber Intelligence
8 2 (18.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
8 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (18.18%) Threat Intelligence
9 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
9 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CISSP
1 10 (90.91%) EnCE
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
2 7 (63.64%) CISA
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CISM
2 7 (63.64%) CRISC
2 7 (63.64%) GCED
2 7 (63.64%) GSEC
2 7 (63.64%) ISACA
2 7 (63.64%) SANS
3 5 (45.45%) GCIH
3 5 (45.45%) GREM
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) EnCase
2 7 (63.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) dtSearch
1 1 (9.09%) Nuix
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec