Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Incident Analyst was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Incident Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 809 841
Rank change year-on-year -32 +32 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Incident Analyst 48 77 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.073% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.077% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 52
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +45.16% +12.73%
10th Percentile £202 £213 £153
90th Percentile £591 £725 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £403 £318
% change year-on-year -16.15% +26.77% +60.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
UK median hourly rate £20.91 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.28% -7.41% -
10th Percentile £20.37 £11.25 £12.30
90th Percentile £21.46 £16.48 £14.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +14.81% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Incident Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Incident Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Incident Analyst over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Incident Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +13 47 £463 +2.78% 3
UK excluding London +35 38 £338 -16.15% 2
North of England +59 14 £563 +28.57%
Yorkshire +23 11 £575 +31.43%
South East +12 9 £338 -46.00% 2
London -37 9 £563 +25.00% 1
South West +16 6 £278 +38.75%
East of England - 6 £160 -
West Midlands +36 3 £231 -38.33%
Midlands +25 3 £231 -38.33%
North East - 2 - -
North West +18 1 £425 +28.79%

Incident Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Incident Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Incident Analyst in the job title.

1 28 (58.33%) Incident Management
2 17 (35.42%) ITIL
3 15 (31.25%) Information Security
4 14 (29.17%) Firewall
4 14 (29.17%) Finance
4 14 (29.17%) Windows
5 13 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (18.75%) Security Operations
6 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
6 9 (18.75%) SIEM
7 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Banking
7 8 (16.67%) Validation
7 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.67%) SLA
7 8 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (14.58%) CSIRT
8 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
8 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
8 7 (14.58%) CISSP
8 7 (14.58%) Symantec
8 7 (14.58%) CISM
8 7 (14.58%) Investment Management
9 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
9 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 6 (12.50%) Service Management

Incident Analyst Skill Set
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 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Firewall
2 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.50%) Internet
3 6 (12.50%) SMS
4 4 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (6.25%) Network Security
6 1 (2.08%) BGP
6 1 (2.08%) MPLS
6 1 (2.08%) OSPF
6 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Metasploit
2 3 (6.25%) IDA Disassembler
2 3 (6.25%) OllyDbg
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Law
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 8 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) CMDB
5 1 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Unix
3 5 (10.42%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) VMS
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Incident Management
2 17 (35.42%) ITIL
3 15 (31.25%) Information Security
4 13 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (18.75%) Security Operations
5 9 (18.75%) SIEM
6 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Validation
7 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
7 7 (14.58%) Investment Management
8 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 6 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
8 6 (12.50%) Service Management
8 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (8.33%) Actionable Insight
10 4 (8.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 4 (8.33%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) Perl
1 5 (10.42%) Python
2 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) CISM
1 7 (14.58%) CISSP
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) CRISC
5 2 (4.17%) GCIA
5 2 (4.17%) GCIH
5 2 (4.17%) GIAC
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Novell Certification
5 2 (4.17%) SANS
6 1 (2.08%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.08%) PMO
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.25%) VirtualBox
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) CSIRT
2 5 (10.42%) QRadar
3 3 (6.25%) EnCase
3 3 (6.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.08%) MOM
4 1 (2.08%) Netcool
4 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Symantec
2 3 (6.25%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.08%) BMC
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) PayPal
4 1 (2.08%) Remedy
4 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.08%) Siemens
4 1 (2.08%) Sun