The median contractor rate for a Incident Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Incident Analyst
UK
Rank 569 625 587
Rank change year-on-year +56 -38  
Contract jobs requiring an Incident Analyst 27 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.032% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.034% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 22
Median daily rate £300 £550 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +80.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £331 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £600 £191
% change year-on-year -55.83% +213.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £28.67 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.26% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +94.44% -  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Incident Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Incident Analyst over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Incident Analyst in the UK

Incident Analyst
Top 16 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 24 March 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 +44 27 £300 -45.45% 4
London +36 13 £364 -27.25%
East of England +3 8 £265 -37.64% 1
Essex - 8 £265 -
South East +27 4 £268 -55.41% 2
West Yorkshire +12 2 - -
Yorkshire +11 2 - -
City of London +5 2 £450 +46.34%
Basildon - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Surrey +10 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £225 -50.00%
West Sussex - 1 £310 -
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Staines - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £310 -

Incident Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 22 (47.83%) Incident Management
2 19 (41.30%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (30.43%) Unix
4 13 (28.26%) Windows
4 13 (28.26%) ITIL
5 12 (26.09%) Information Security
5 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
6 11 (23.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (23.91%) Linux
7 10 (21.74%) Service Management
8 9 (19.57%) Firewall
8 9 (19.57%) VMware
8 9 (19.57%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (19.57%) SIEM
8 9 (19.57%) Security Operations
8 9 (19.57%) Forensic Analysis
9 8 (17.39%) Security Monitoring
9 8 (17.39%) Digital Forensics
9 8 (17.39%) Degree
9 8 (17.39%) Problem Management
9 8 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (17.39%) Network Packet Analysis
9 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
10 7 (15.22%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
11 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
11 6 (13.04%) Splunk

Incident Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Firewall
2 8 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (6.52%) VPN
4 2 (4.35%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) Network Security
5 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.17%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Unix
2 13 (28.26%) Windows
3 11 (23.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Incident Management
2 19 (41.30%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (28.26%) ITIL
4 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
4 12 (26.09%) Information Security
5 11 (23.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (21.74%) Service Management
7 9 (19.57%) Forensic Analysis
7 9 (19.57%) Security Operations
7 9 (19.57%) SIEM
8 8 (17.39%) Digital Forensics
8 8 (17.39%) Network Packet Analysis
8 8 (17.39%) Problem Management
8 8 (17.39%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (15.22%) Ethical Hacking
9 7 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 5 (10.87%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (10.87%) Threat Detection
11 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
2 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) CCNA
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.70%) GCIH
5 3 (6.52%) CCSA
5 3 (6.52%) CEH
5 3 (6.52%) GCFA
5 3 (6.52%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) CISSP
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
3 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) CSIRT
1 5 (10.87%) QRadar
2 3 (6.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (6.52%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.17%) EnCase
3 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) VMware
2 6 (13.04%) Splunk
3 5 (10.87%) ArcSight
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) FireEye
6 1 (2.17%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec