Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 621 518 704
Rank change year-on-year -103 +186 +142
Contract jobs citing Istio 205 95 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.075%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.43% 1.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 64 37
10th Percentile £481 £477 -
25th Percentile £525 £499 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £595 £600
Median % change year-on-year +5.04% -0.83% +9.09%
75th Percentile £700 £605 £660
90th Percentile £763 £675 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £586 £550
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.55% -

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 14,338 7,176 10,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.33% 16.84% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,342 5,060 7,286
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £407 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £580 £588
90th Percentile £725 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 169 287
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.74 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.91 £16.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.43 £32.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -34.08% +85.71% -
75th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £28.50
90th Percentile £72.00 £63.25 £48.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.88% +37.14% -

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 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Istio in the UK

Istio
Top 14 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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -127 159 £625 +4.17% 42
London -97 111 £650 +8.33% 17
Work from Home -151 61 £675 +13.83% 4
UK excluding London -106 37 £575 -1.88% 26
North of England -57 12 £628 +13.57% 9
Scotland -50 11 £550 -7.56% 3
Midlands -60 10 £560 +4.88% 5
North West -42 9 £630 +23.53% 2
East Midlands - 9 £560 - 2
Yorkshire -34 2 £625 +5.04% 6
South West -53 2 £511 +20.29%
South East -74 2 £563 -4.01% 8
West Midlands -59 1 - - 3
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 203 (99.02%) Kubernetes
2 145 (70.73%) DevOps
3 131 (63.90%) CI/CD
4 122 (59.51%) Terraform
5 100 (48.78%) Docker
6 96 (46.83%) Jenkins
7 78 (38.05%) Python
8 77 (37.56%) AWS
8 77 (37.56%) Microservices
9 73 (35.61%) Ansible
10 72 (35.12%) Git (software)
11 69 (33.66%) GCP
12 67 (32.68%) Azure
13 58 (28.29%) Linux
14 51 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
14 51 (24.88%) Bash
15 50 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (22.93%) Kafka
16 47 (22.93%) Prometheus
17 46 (22.44%) GitLab
18 42 (20.49%) Infrastructure as Code
19 41 (20.00%) Security Cleared
20 40 (19.51%) SC Cleared
20 40 (19.51%) Java
21 38 (18.54%) Configuration Management
21 38 (18.54%) Google
22 37 (18.05%) Continuous Deployment
23 36 (17.56%) Splunk
23 36 (17.56%) Go
24 34 (16.59%) Consul

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 26 (12.68%) nginx
2 21 (10.24%) Confluence
3 17 (8.29%) Traefik
4 3 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Pulsar
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 77 (37.56%) AWS
2 69 (33.66%) GCP
3 67 (32.68%) Azure
4 30 (14.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 28 (13.66%) Amazon EKS
6 25 (12.20%) GitHub
7 23 (11.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (9.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (6.83%) OpenShift
11 13 (6.34%) npm
12 11 (5.37%) Apigee
12 11 (5.37%) AWS Direct Connect
13 10 (4.88%) Kong
13 10 (4.88%) Slack
14 6 (2.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 6 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (2.44%) Serverless
16 4 (1.95%) Azure Service Bus
16 4 (1.95%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.76%) DNS
2 18 (8.78%) Firewall
2 18 (8.78%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.83%) VPN
4 6 (2.93%) SSL
5 4 (1.95%) HTTP
6 2 (0.98%) Calico
6 2 (0.98%) DHCP
6 2 (0.98%) Internet
6 2 (0.98%) Network Security
7 1 (0.49%) DSL
7 1 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.49%) RTP
7 1 (0.49%) SAN
7 1 (0.49%) VLAN
7 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
1 15 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.83%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (3.41%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (3.41%) Big Data
5 6 (2.93%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.44%) Bigtable
7 4 (1.95%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.46%) MySQL
9 2 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.98%) Delta Lake
9 2 (0.98%) Redis
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.49%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.49%) KDB
10 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 96 (46.83%) Jenkins
2 72 (35.12%) Git (software)
3 46 (22.44%) GitLab
4 22 (10.73%) JIRA
5 19 (9.27%) Bitbucket
6 17 (8.29%) Maven
6 17 (8.29%) SonarQube
7 16 (7.80%) Gradle
8 14 (6.83%) CircleCI
9 13 (6.34%) gulp
10 11 (5.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (4.88%) Travis CI
12 9 (4.39%) Cucumber
12 9 (4.39%) Spinnaker
13 8 (3.90%) JMeter
13 8 (3.90%) Postman
14 7 (3.41%) Artifactory
15 6 (2.93%) TeamCity
16 4 (1.95%) git-flow
16 4 (1.95%) Jaeger
General
1 32 (15.61%) Finance
2 30 (14.63%) Public Sector
3 26 (12.68%) Social Skills
4 14 (6.83%) Retail
5 13 (6.34%) Banking
6 11 (5.37%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (4.88%) Influencing Skills
7 10 (4.88%) Telecoms
8 8 (3.90%) Electronics
8 8 (3.90%) Manufacturing
8 8 (3.90%) Marketing
9 4 (1.95%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.46%) Law
10 3 (1.46%) Legal
11 1 (0.49%) Automotive
11 1 (0.49%) Billing
11 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (54.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (11.22%) Cloud Engineer
3 18 (8.78%) AWS DevOps
4 16 (7.80%) AWS Engineer
4 16 (7.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 15 (7.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 15 (7.32%) Developer
6 14 (6.83%) Azure Engineer
7 13 (6.34%) Azure DevOps
8 12 (5.85%) Architect
8 12 (5.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 12 (5.85%) Senior DevOps
9 10 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.90%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.41%) DevSecOps Engineer
11 7 (3.41%) Python Engineer
11 7 (3.41%) Security Engineer
12 6 (2.93%) Operations Engineer
12 6 (2.93%) Platform Engineer
13 5 (2.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.93%) Kafka
2 17 (8.29%) cloud-init
3 14 (6.83%) Node.js
4 12 (5.85%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (5.85%) Spring
5 11 (5.37%) Spring Boot
6 10 (4.88%) .NET
7 8 (3.90%) ADO
8 7 (3.41%) REST
9 6 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.93%) React
10 5 (2.44%) gRPC
11 4 (1.95%) .NET Core
11 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.95%) Spring Cloud
12 3 (1.46%) GraphQL
12 3 (1.46%) Hibernate
12 3 (1.46%) OpenTelemetry
12 3 (1.46%) Protocol Buffers
13 2 (0.98%) OpenAPI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.15%) Cloud Native
2 23 (11.22%) PKI
3 20 (9.76%) Clustering
4 12 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.39%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.41%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.44%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.95%) Blog
8 4 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.95%) Legacy Systems
8 4 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.95%) Tandem
8 4 (1.95%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.98%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.98%) Legacy Code
10 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 58 (28.29%) Linux
2 24 (11.71%) CentOS
3 21 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (6.34%) Unix
5 12 (5.85%) Windows
6 5 (2.44%) Amazon Linux
7 3 (1.46%) Debian
8 2 (0.98%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.98%) VMS
9 1 (0.49%) Android
9 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (70.73%) DevOps
2 131 (63.90%) CI/CD
3 77 (37.56%) Microservices
4 51 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (20.49%) Infrastructure as Code
7 38 (18.54%) Configuration Management
8 37 (18.05%) Continuous Deployment
9 26 (12.68%) Mentoring
10 24 (11.71%) Analytics
10 24 (11.71%) Test Automation
11 22 (10.73%) Load Balancing
11 22 (10.73%) Scrum
12 19 (9.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (8.78%) DevSecOps
14 17 (8.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 17 (8.29%) Unit Testing
15 15 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (7.32%) OWASP
16 13 (6.34%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 78 (38.05%) Python
2 51 (24.88%) Bash
3 40 (19.51%) Java
4 36 (17.56%) Go
5 32 (15.61%) Groovy
6 23 (11.22%) SQL
7 19 (9.27%) Ruby
8 13 (6.34%) Perl
9 12 (5.85%) JavaScript
10 9 (4.39%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.90%) C#
12 5 (2.44%) Java 11
13 4 (1.95%) C++
13 4 (1.95%) Rust
13 4 (1.95%) Scala
14 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.98%) Java 8
15 2 (0.98%) PHP
16 1 (0.49%) Gremlin
16 1 (0.49%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 41 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (3.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 7 (3.41%) CCSP
4 7 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.41%) CISSP
4 7 (3.41%) GIAC
5 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.29%) NCSC
2 2 (0.98%) GDPR
2 2 (0.98%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 100 (48.78%) Docker
2 20 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.98%) vSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) KVM
5 1 (0.49%) LXC
5 1 (0.49%) NFS
5 1 (0.49%) Squid
5 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 203 (99.02%) Kubernetes
2 122 (59.51%) Terraform
3 73 (35.61%) Ansible
4 47 (22.93%) Prometheus
5 34 (16.59%) Consul
6 31 (15.12%) Puppet
7 24 (11.71%) Grafana
8 21 (10.24%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (9.76%) Packer
10 19 (9.27%) Podman
11 18 (8.78%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (8.29%) Graphite
12 17 (8.29%) HAProxy
12 17 (8.29%) linkerd
12 17 (8.29%) ZABBIX
13 15 (7.32%) Kibana
14 8 (3.90%) Fluentd
14 8 (3.90%) logstash
15 6 (2.93%) Rancher
16 4 (1.95%) Kiali
Vendors
1 38 (18.54%) Google
2 36 (17.56%) Splunk
3 21 (10.24%) VMware
4 17 (8.29%) PagerDuty
5 15 (7.32%) Red Hat
6 11 (5.37%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.88%) AppDynamics
8 8 (3.90%) SAP
8 8 (3.90%) Synopsys
9 4 (1.95%) Dynatrace
9 4 (1.95%) F5
10 3 (1.46%) Checkmarx
10 3 (1.46%) New Relic
11 2 (0.98%) Cadence
11 2 (0.98%) Databricks
11 2 (0.98%) IBM
12 1 (0.49%) Cisco
12 1 (0.49%) HP
12 1 (0.49%) MKS
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle