Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 836 903 862
Rank change year-on-year +67 -41 +47
Contract jobs citing FTK 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.003% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.052% 0.021% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
UK median daily rate £400 - £494
10th Percentile £303 - £227
90th Percentile £483 - £786
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 - -
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 13,392 14,074 11,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.83% 13.66% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,984 9,420 7,304
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £673 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 245
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.39 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +4.29% +0.68% -32.82%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTK over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FTK in the UK

FTK
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 FTK within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 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
England +67 6 £400 - 5
UK excluding London - 5 £381 - 1
North of England - 5 £381 - 1
North West - 5 £381 - 1
London +49 1 £450 - 4

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 7 (100.00%) E-Discovery
2 6 (85.71%) Malware Analysis
2 6 (85.71%) Nuix
2 6 (85.71%) EnCase
2 6 (85.71%) GIAC
3 5 (71.43%) GCFA
3 5 (71.43%) Perl
3 5 (71.43%) Python
3 5 (71.43%) GREM
3 5 (71.43%) GCFE
3 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
4 4 (57.14%) Smartphone
4 4 (57.14%) EnCE
4 4 (57.14%) Relativity
4 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 4 (57.14%) Legal
5 3 (42.86%) Information Security
5 3 (42.86%) Unix
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) AIX
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (28.57%) Digital Forensics
7 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (14.29%) QA
7 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
7 1 (14.29%) Cellebrite

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 4 (57.14%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 4 (57.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Forensic Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) AIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) E-Discovery
2 6 (85.71%) Malware Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Information Security
5 2 (28.57%) Digital Forensics
6 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Perl
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 5 (71.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) GIAC
2 5 (71.43%) GCFA
2 5 (71.43%) GCFE
2 5 (71.43%) GREM
3 4 (57.14%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) EnCase
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Nuix
2 1 (14.29%) Cellebrite