The table below looks at the statistics for the Incident Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Incident Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Incident Analyst
Rank 584 575 565
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Incident Analyst 35 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.051% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.054% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 6
Average daily rate £600 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+140.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Incident Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Incident Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Incident Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Incident Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Incident Analyst within the UK.

Incident Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Incident Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Incident Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Incident Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Incident Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Incident Analyst within the UK.

Incident Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Incident Analyst
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Incident Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 35 £600 +71.42% 4
South East +15 14 £600 +9.09% 1
Surrey - 11 £600 -
Berkshire - 10 £600 -
London -4 7 £450 +28.57% 1
East of England +1 6 £378 +7.85% 1
North East - 5 £95 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £95 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £95 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £425 - 1
Luton - 3 £425 - 1
Hampshire +6 2 - - 1
Basingstoke +3 2 - -
West Yorkshire -7 2 £300 +140.00%
Yorkshire -12 2 £300 +140.00%
City of London +37 1 - -
Hertfordshire +7 1 £180 -48.57%
Cambridgeshire +5 1 £330 -5.71%
Birmingham -8 1 - -
West Midlands -18 1 - -
Leeds -20 1 £300 +140.00%
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 £330 -
Potters Bar - 1 £180 -
Staines - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -

Incident Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Incident Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Incident Analyst in their job title.

1 33 (54.10%) ITIL
2 24 (39.34%) CISSP
3 23 (37.70%) Degree
3 23 (37.70%) Security Operations
4 22 (36.07%) SIEM
5 20 (32.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 20 (32.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 19 (31.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (31.15%) Mentoring
7 16 (26.23%) Service Management
8 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (22.95%) Incident Management
9 14 (22.95%) Information Security
10 11 (18.03%) Windows
10 11 (18.03%) Problem Management
10 11 (18.03%) ITIL V3
11 10 (16.39%) COBIT
11 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
11 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
12 9 (14.75%) Finance
13 8 (13.11%) Security Management
13 8 (13.11%) Digital Forensics
14 7 (11.48%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
15 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
16 5 (8.20%) Change Management
16 5 (8.20%) Financial Institution
16 5 (8.20%) Firewall
16 5 (8.20%) ITSM

Incident Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Incident Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Incident Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (8.20%) MS Project
2 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.15%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (8.20%) Firewall
2 5 (8.20%) HTTP
2 5 (8.20%) SSH
2 5 (8.20%) SSL
2 5 (8.20%) VPN
3 3 (4.92%) tcpdump
3 3 (4.92%) Wireshark
4 2 (3.28%) Network Security
5 1 (1.64%) Internet
5 1 (1.64%) Intranet
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
5 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) GIS
2 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.20%) PKI
5 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) FMCG
6 1 (1.64%) Statistics
6 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) AIX
2 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) Solaris
3 4 (6.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) ITIL
2 23 (37.70%) Security Operations
3 22 (36.07%) SIEM
4 20 (32.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 20 (32.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (31.15%) Mentoring
6 16 (26.23%) Service Management
7 14 (22.95%) Incident Management
7 14 (22.95%) Information Security
8 11 (18.03%) ITIL V3
8 11 (18.03%) Problem Management
9 8 (13.11%) Digital Forensics
9 8 (13.11%) Security Management
10 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
11 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (8.20%) Analytics
11 5 (8.20%) Document Management
11 5 (8.20%) Network Architecture
11 5 (8.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) CISSP
2 23 (37.70%) Degree
3 5 (8.20%) GCIA
3 5 (8.20%) GCIH
3 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.56%) GIAC
5 3 (4.92%) CFCE
5 3 (4.92%) EnCE
5 3 (4.92%) GCFA
5 3 (4.92%) GCFE
5 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.64%) CEH
7 1 (1.64%) CISM
7 1 (1.64%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) COBIT
2 5 (8.20%) COSO
2 5 (8.20%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.20%) SAS 70
3 4 (6.56%) SLA
4 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (4.92%) EnCase
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco
2 5 (8.20%) McAfee
3 3 (4.92%) ArcSight
3 3 (4.92%) Rapid7
3 3 (4.92%) Splunk
4 1 (1.64%) BMC
4 1 (1.64%) HP
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) Remedy