Period
to 16 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Istio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Istio over the 6 months to 16 May 2021 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.

Istio
UK
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 513 582 790
Rank change year-on-year +69 +208 -
Contract jobs citing Istio 148 59 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.64% 0.80% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 47 49
10th Percentile £395 £513 "
25th Percentile £475 £563 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £600 £600
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
75th Percentile £631 £644 £675
90th Percentile £730 £705 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £538 £513
% change year-on-year -11.63% +4.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Istio 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 9,048 7,335 13,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.93% 14.70% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,433 5,058 9,048
10th Percentile £340 £280 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £599 £594 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 210 311
10th Percentile £15.06 £12.49 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.01 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £19.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +102.56% +5.41% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.56 £32.81 £36.67
90th Percentile £63.00 £48.68 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +18.92% +8.82% +8.07%

Istio
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Istio as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Istio in the UK

Istio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Istio.

Daily rate trend for Istio in the UK

Istio
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Istio over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Istio in the UK

Istio
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Istio within the UK over the 6 months to 16 May 2021. 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 +73 126 £550 -8.33% 12
London -10 69 £625 +4.17% 8
Work from Home -196 61 £600 +31.72% 1
UK excluding London +70 43 £475 -11.63% 7
South East +40 13 £500 +14.29%
Wales - 10 £450 -
South West - 9 £499 -
North of England +35 8 £398 -20.45% 3
North West +16 6 £377 -24.70% 1
Midlands -3 2 £613 -3.54%
Scotland -18 2 £595 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £504 - 2
East Midlands +12 1 £630 -0.79%
West Midlands - 1 £595 -
East of England - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Istio 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 Istio.

1 138 (93.24%) Kubernetes
2 120 (81.08%) DevOps
3 71 (47.97%) Python
4 68 (45.95%) GCP
5 67 (45.27%) Terraform
6 63 (42.57%) Jenkins
7 61 (41.22%) Docker
8 60 (40.54%) Azure
9 59 (39.86%) AWS
10 56 (37.84%) Git (software)
11 52 (35.14%) Google
11 52 (35.14%) Microservices
12 49 (33.11%) Finance
13 47 (31.76%) Java
14 45 (30.41%) Infrastructure as Code
15 42 (28.38%) Amazon EKS
16 41 (27.70%) Ansible
17 33 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (22.30%) Prometheus
18 32 (21.62%) Bash Shell
19 30 (20.27%) GitLab
20 28 (18.92%) Splunk
20 28 (18.92%) Linux
20 28 (18.92%) Grafana
20 28 (18.92%) Public Sector
21 27 (18.24%) Kafka
22 25 (16.89%) Node.js
22 25 (16.89%) Go
23 24 (16.22%) Elastic Stack
24 23 (15.54%) Perl

Istio
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 17 (11.49%) nginx
2 6 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.70%) Apache
4 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.35%) Confluence
4 2 (1.35%) Traefik
4 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 68 (45.95%) GCP
2 60 (40.54%) Azure
3 59 (39.86%) AWS
4 42 (28.38%) Amazon EKS
5 20 (13.51%) Amazon ECS
6 16 (10.81%) npm
6 16 (10.81%) SaaS
7 14 (9.46%) AWS Fargate
8 11 (7.43%) GitHub
9 9 (6.08%) OpenShift
10 7 (4.73%) IaaS
10 7 (4.73%) PaaS
11 6 (4.05%) Serverless
11 6 (4.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (3.38%) AWS Direct Connect
13 3 (2.03%) Apigee
13 3 (2.03%) Datadog
14 2 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (1.35%) Cloud Functions
14 2 (1.35%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) Calico
2 7 (4.73%) VPN
3 6 (4.05%) Firewall
3 6 (4.05%) X.509
4 2 (1.35%) DSL
4 2 (1.35%) Network Security
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.14%) BigQuery
2 13 (8.78%) NoSQL
3 11 (7.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.38%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.38%) MySQL
6 4 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.03%) Redis
8 2 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.68%) Big Data
9 1 (0.68%) Bigtable
9 1 (0.68%) GIS
9 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.68%) HBase
9 1 (0.68%) KDB
9 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 63 (42.57%) Jenkins
2 56 (37.84%) Git (software)
3 30 (20.27%) GitLab
4 21 (14.19%) Maven
5 19 (12.84%) Gradle
6 17 (11.49%) CircleCI
7 16 (10.81%) gulp
8 15 (10.14%) Travis CI
9 10 (6.76%) Artifactory
10 6 (4.05%) JIRA
10 6 (4.05%) TeamCity
11 5 (3.38%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (2.70%) git-flow
13 3 (2.03%) Ant
13 3 (2.03%) SonarQube
13 3 (2.03%) Subversion
14 2 (1.35%) Jasmine
14 2 (1.35%) JUnit
14 2 (1.35%) Spinnaker
General
1 49 (33.11%) Finance
2 28 (18.92%) Public Sector
3 21 (14.19%) Electronics
3 21 (14.19%) Manufacturing
3 21 (14.19%) Marketing
3 21 (14.19%) Telecoms
4 14 (9.46%) Social Skills
5 11 (7.43%) Banking
6 8 (5.41%) Law
7 3 (2.03%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (52.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (18.92%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 18 (12.16%) Developer
4 17 (11.49%) Architect
5 14 (9.46%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (8.11%) Senior DevOps
6 12 (8.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 11 (7.43%) AWS DevOps
7 11 (7.43%) Lead DevOps
8 10 (6.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.76%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (5.41%) Java Developer
11 7 (4.73%) Enterprise Architect
11 7 (4.73%) Lead Architect
12 6 (4.05%) Platform Architect
13 5 (3.38%) Consultant
13 5 (3.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 5 (3.38%) Security Engineer
14 4 (2.70%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.24%) Kafka
2 25 (16.89%) Node.js
3 24 (16.22%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (8.11%) REST
5 10 (6.76%) JSON
5 10 (6.76%) RESTful
6 9 (6.08%) .NET Core
7 8 (5.41%) .NET
7 8 (5.41%) AngularJS
7 8 (5.41%) Web Services
8 7 (4.73%) GraphQL
8 7 (4.73%) Spring Boot
9 6 (4.05%) OAuth
9 6 (4.05%) YAML
10 5 (3.38%) Apollo GraphQL
11 4 (2.70%) OAuth2
11 4 (2.70%) React
11 4 (2.70%) XML
12 3 (2.03%) Middleware
12 3 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Cloud Native
2 7 (4.73%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.38%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.38%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.03%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.03%) NHS
6 2 (1.35%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.35%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Equities
7 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.68%) Life Science
7 1 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.92%) Linux
2 12 (8.11%) Unix
3 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Alpine Linux
4 1 (0.68%) CentOS
4 1 (0.68%) SUSE
4 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (81.08%) DevOps
2 52 (35.14%) Microservices
3 45 (30.41%) Infrastructure as Code
4 33 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (14.19%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (14.19%) Digital Marketing
5 21 (14.19%) Mentoring
5 21 (14.19%) Programme Management
5 21 (14.19%) Visualisation
6 20 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (12.16%) Open Source
8 15 (10.14%) Continuous Deployment
9 13 (8.78%) Computer Science
10 12 (8.11%) Test Automation
11 11 (7.43%) OO
12 10 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (6.08%) SOLID
13 9 (6.08%) TDD
13 9 (6.08%) Unit Testing
14 8 (5.41%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 71 (47.97%) Python
2 47 (31.76%) Java
3 32 (21.62%) Bash Shell
4 25 (16.89%) Go
5 23 (15.54%) Perl
6 22 (14.86%) Groovy
7 19 (12.84%) SQL
8 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
9 11 (7.43%) Kotlin
10 10 (6.76%) TypeScript
11 8 (5.41%) Shell Script
12 7 (4.73%) C++
12 7 (4.73%) Ruby
12 7 (4.73%) Scala
13 6 (4.05%) C#
14 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
14 4 (2.70%) Rust
15 2 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (12.16%) SC Cleared
1 18 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.46%) Degree
3 12 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (41.22%) Docker
2 16 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.38%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 138 (93.24%) Kubernetes
2 67 (45.27%) Terraform
3 41 (27.70%) Ansible
4 33 (22.30%) Prometheus
5 28 (18.92%) Grafana
6 22 (14.86%) Consul
6 22 (14.86%) Kibana
6 22 (14.86%) Rancher
7 21 (14.19%) Fluentd
7 21 (14.19%) logstash
8 19 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (8.78%) Argo
10 8 (5.41%) Puppet
11 7 (4.73%) Knative
12 6 (4.05%) linkerd
13 3 (2.03%) Nagios
14 2 (1.35%) Fortio
14 2 (1.35%) Kiali
14 2 (1.35%) Kustomize
14 2 (1.35%) Mesos
Vendors
1 52 (35.14%) Google
2 28 (18.92%) Splunk
3 21 (14.19%) AppDynamics
3 21 (14.19%) SAP
4 15 (10.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.05%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.38%) F5
6 5 (3.38%) VMware
7 3 (2.03%) IBM
8 2 (1.35%) Cadence
8 2 (1.35%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.35%) New Relic
9 1 (0.68%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.68%) Confluent
9 1 (0.68%) Databricks
9 1 (0.68%) Dataiku
9 1 (0.68%) Facebook
9 1 (0.68%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.68%) Mapbox
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle