The median contractor rate for an Incident Analyst was £333 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 616 621
Rank change year-on-year +33 +5  
Contract jobs requiring an Incident Analyst 27 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.070% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.074% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 10
Median daily rate £333 £446 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.49% +29.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £750 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £538 £375
% change year-on-year -37.67% +43.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Incident Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Incident Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 22 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 27 £333 -25.49% 4
East of England - 10 £350 -
South West +9 7 £335 +67.50%
Gloucestershire - 7 £335 -
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
London -7 5 £325 +1.56% 3
South East +6 4 - -
Gloucester - 3 £350 -
Hampshire +1 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 -
Yorkshire +30 1 - -
South Yorkshire +6 1 - -
Basingstoke -22 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £300 -
Peterborough - 1 £400 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -

Incident Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 26 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 18 (34.62%) ITIL
3 16 (30.77%) Information Security
3 16 (30.77%) VMware
3 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (26.92%) Windows
6 12 (23.08%) Unix
7 11 (21.15%) Linux
7 11 (21.15%) Firewall
7 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
8 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (19.23%) Security Operations
8 10 (19.23%) SIEM
8 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
8 10 (19.23%) Internet
8 10 (19.23%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (17.31%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (17.31%) Network Packet Analysis
10 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
10 8 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (15.38%) Degree
10 8 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
11 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
11 7 (13.46%) Data Analysis
11 7 (13.46%) Programme Delivery
12 6 (11.54%) Forensic Analysis
12 6 (11.54%) OllyDbg
12 6 (11.54%) IDA Disassembler

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 (1.92%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) Firewall
2 10 (19.23%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) Network Security
4 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) IDA Disassembler
1 6 (11.54%) Metasploit
1 6 (11.54%) OllyDbg
General
1 5 (9.62%) Banking
1 5 (9.62%) Law
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (19.23%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
4 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 6 (11.54%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Unix
3 11 (21.15%) Linux
4 6 (11.54%) VMS
5 2 (3.85%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 18 (34.62%) ITIL
3 16 (30.77%) Information Security
4 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (19.23%) Security Operations
5 10 (19.23%) SIEM
6 9 (17.31%) Network Packet Analysis
7 8 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (13.46%) Data Analysis
8 7 (13.46%) Programme Delivery
9 6 (11.54%) Actionable Insight
9 6 (11.54%) Computer Forensics
9 6 (11.54%) Digital Forensics
9 6 (11.54%) Forensic Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Problem Management
9 6 (11.54%) Threat Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Perl
1 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
1 6 (11.54%) Python
2 2 (3.85%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) CCNA
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (17.31%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (11.54%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) EnCase
2 5 (9.62%) QRadar
3 3 (5.77%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.92%) SCCM
4 1 (1.92%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) VMware
2 2 (3.85%) ArcSight
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
2 2 (3.85%) Siemens
2 2 (3.85%) Splunk
3 1 (1.92%) 3Com
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix
3 1 (1.92%) EMC
3 1 (1.92%) McAfee
3 1 (1.92%) Symantec