Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 889 882 890
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 0
Contract jobs citing FTK 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.040% 0.058% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
UK median daily rate £500 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +5.26% -16.18%
10th Percentile £475 £208 £259
90th Percentile £525 £730 £552
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 14,937 12,046 11,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.36% 11.78% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,077 8,125 7,609
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +9.32%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £262
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 289 277
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.91 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £51.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -36.00% +28.21%

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 20 November 2018. 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 +2 5 £500 +33.33% 5
England -5 5 £500 +33.33% 10

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 6 (100.00%) EnCase
2 5 (83.33%) GREM
2 5 (83.33%) CISSP
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) GCIH
2 5 (83.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (83.33%) EnCE
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Digital Forensics
3 4 (66.67%) E-Discovery
3 4 (66.67%) Cyberattack
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (50.00%) Cybercrime
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Solaris
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) GSEC
5 2 (33.33%) Legal
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (33.33%) CISA
5 2 (33.33%) CISM
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 2 (33.33%) Security Management
5 2 (33.33%) CCIE
5 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Incident Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Veritas eDiscovery
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Forensic Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Cyberattack
2 3 (50.00%) Cybercrime
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Solaris
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Digital Forensics
2 4 (66.67%) E-Discovery
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (33.33%) Cyber Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Data Privacy
5 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CISSP
1 5 (83.33%) EnCE
1 5 (83.33%) GCIH
1 5 (83.33%) GREM
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) CISA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) CRISC
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) GCED
2 2 (33.33%) GSEC
2 2 (33.33%) ISACA
2 2 (33.33%) SANS
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) EnCase
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cellebrite
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec