Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 629 494 784
Rank change year-on-year -135 +290 +103
Contract jobs citing Istio 186 37 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.054%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.38% 0.74% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 29 30
10th Percentile £450 £495 £518
25th Percentile £500 £517 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £586 £575
Median % change year-on-year -1.88% +1.91% +9.52%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £672
90th Percentile £738 £653 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £586 £550
% change year-on-year -6.14% +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 13,483 5,022 12,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.01% 16.11% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,640 3,448 8,622
10th Percentile £356 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £405 £392
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +1.52%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £655 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 93 289
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.70
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.25 £14.94
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.95% -4.88% +17.14%
75th Percentile £50.19 £40.00 £41.84
90th Percentile £64.75 £53.95 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +14.29%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -163 119 £600 - 25
London -131 82 £630 +5.00% 13
UK excluding London -116 55 £550 -6.14% 14
Work from Home -195 54 £600 +16.05% 3
Scotland - 27 £550 - 1
Wales - 10 £450 - 1
Midlands -72 8 £560 +18.41% 2
East Midlands - 7 £560 - 2
North of England -76 6 £630 +23.53% 6
South West - 5 £523 -
North West -60 3 £650 +27.45% 4
Yorkshire - 2 £519 - 2
West Midlands -63 1 - -
South East -104 1 £425 -27.47% 2
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 184 (98.92%) Kubernetes
2 141 (75.81%) DevOps
3 137 (73.66%) Terraform
4 91 (48.92%) Git (software)
5 85 (45.70%) Python
6 84 (45.16%) GCP
7 83 (44.62%) Docker
8 76 (40.86%) Jenkins
9 73 (39.25%) Infrastructure as Code
10 70 (37.63%) Ansible
11 68 (36.56%) Linux
12 66 (35.48%) Azure
13 65 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (31.72%) AWS
15 51 (27.42%) Prometheus
16 49 (26.34%) Microservices
17 48 (25.81%) Google
18 47 (25.27%) Finance
19 44 (23.66%) Amazon EKS
20 42 (22.58%) Bash Shell
21 39 (20.97%) Mentoring
22 38 (20.43%) Go
22 38 (20.43%) Configuration Management
23 36 (19.35%) Java
24 34 (18.28%) GitHub
24 34 (18.28%) Bitbucket
25 33 (17.74%) GitLab
26 32 (17.20%) Continuous Deployment
27 31 (16.67%) CentOS
27 31 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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 (13.98%) Confluence
2 17 (9.14%) nginx
3 8 (4.30%) Traefik
4 3 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.08%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 84 (45.16%) GCP
2 66 (35.48%) Azure
3 59 (31.72%) AWS
4 44 (23.66%) Amazon EKS
5 34 (18.28%) GitHub
6 18 (9.68%) Slack
7 13 (6.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (6.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (5.91%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (4.84%) OpenShift
10 8 (4.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (4.30%) Apigee
11 7 (3.76%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 7 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (3.76%) npm
12 6 (3.23%) Azure Pipelines
12 6 (3.23%) Cloud Functions
12 6 (3.23%) SaaS
12 6 (3.23%) Serverless
13 5 (2.69%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.68%) Firewall
2 16 (8.60%) DNS
2 16 (8.60%) VPN
3 8 (4.30%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.76%) SSL
5 4 (2.15%) DHCP
5 4 (2.15%) VLAN
6 3 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.61%) Network Security
7 2 (1.08%) DSL
7 2 (1.08%) HTTP
7 2 (1.08%) SSH
8 1 (0.54%) Calico
8 1 (0.54%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.84%) Big Data
2 9 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (4.30%) BigQuery
4 6 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.69%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (2.69%) Bigtable
6 4 (2.15%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.61%) HBase
7 3 (1.61%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.61%) Redis
8 2 (1.08%) KDB
9 1 (0.54%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.54%) MySQL
9 1 (0.54%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 91 (48.92%) Git (software)
2 76 (40.86%) Jenkins
3 34 (18.28%) Bitbucket
4 33 (17.74%) GitLab
5 28 (15.05%) JIRA
6 13 (6.99%) Terragrunt
7 11 (5.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (5.38%) Maven
8 10 (5.38%) SonarQube
9 9 (4.84%) Chocolatey
9 9 (4.84%) Gradle
9 9 (4.84%) Spinnaker
10 8 (4.30%) CircleCI
11 7 (3.76%) Artifactory
11 7 (3.76%) gulp
11 7 (3.76%) Travis CI
12 6 (3.23%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.69%) GoCD
14 4 (2.15%) JUnit
15 3 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (25.27%) Finance
2 27 (14.52%) Public Sector
3 20 (10.75%) Social Skills
4 16 (8.60%) Telecoms
5 14 (7.53%) Banking
6 13 (6.99%) Electronics
6 13 (6.99%) Manufacturing
6 13 (6.99%) Marketing
6 13 (6.99%) Retail
7 7 (3.76%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (3.76%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (2.15%) Automotive
9 3 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.54%) French Language
10 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (54.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (16.13%) Cloud Engineer
3 21 (11.29%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 15 (8.06%) Azure Engineer
5 14 (7.53%) AWS Engineer
5 14 (7.53%) Azure DevOps
6 13 (6.99%) AWS DevOps
6 13 (6.99%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 12 (6.45%) Architect
7 12 (6.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 12 (6.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 12 (6.45%) Developer
7 12 (6.45%) Senior DevOps
8 11 (5.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.38%) Site Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.84%) Security Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Python Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
12 6 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.13%) Kafka
2 14 (7.53%) REST
3 13 (6.99%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (6.45%) Spring Boot
5 10 (5.38%) Node.js
6 8 (4.30%) .NET
6 8 (4.30%) cloud-init
6 8 (4.30%) Spring
7 7 (3.76%) ADO
7 7 (3.76%) GraphQL
7 7 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (2.15%) JSON
8 4 (2.15%) RESTful
8 4 (2.15%) Web Services
9 3 (1.61%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.61%) gRPC
9 3 (1.61%) Sensu
9 3 (1.61%) Swagger
10 2 (1.08%) .NET Core
10 2 (1.08%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.14%) Cloud Native
2 15 (8.06%) PKI
3 12 (6.45%) Clustering
4 8 (4.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.76%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.69%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.15%) Blog
8 4 (2.15%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.15%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.61%) NHS
9 3 (1.61%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.54%) Equities
10 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 68 (36.56%) Linux
2 31 (16.67%) CentOS
3 21 (11.29%) Amazon Linux
4 13 (6.99%) Windows
5 11 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.23%) Unix
7 3 (1.61%) VMS
8 2 (1.08%) Alpine Linux
9 1 (0.54%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.54%) SUSE
9 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (75.81%) DevOps
2 73 (39.25%) Infrastructure as Code
3 65 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (26.34%) Microservices
5 39 (20.97%) Mentoring
6 38 (20.43%) Configuration Management
7 32 (17.20%) Continuous Deployment
8 29 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (15.05%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 23 (12.37%) Test Automation
11 17 (9.14%) Coaching
11 17 (9.14%) Load Balancing
12 16 (8.60%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (7.53%) GitOps
14 13 (6.99%) Analytics
14 13 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (6.99%) Digital Marketing
14 13 (6.99%) Observability
14 13 (6.99%) Programme Management
14 13 (6.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (45.70%) Python
2 42 (22.58%) Bash Shell
3 38 (20.43%) Go
4 36 (19.35%) Java
5 22 (11.83%) Groovy
6 17 (9.14%) JavaScript
6 17 (9.14%) SQL
7 15 (8.06%) PowerShell
8 14 (7.53%) Ruby
9 11 (5.91%) Perl
10 10 (5.38%) Scala
11 6 (3.23%) Kotlin
12 5 (2.69%) C#
12 5 (2.69%) C++
12 5 (2.69%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.69%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.61%) Java 11
13 3 (1.61%) Rust
14 2 (1.08%) PHP
15 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 31 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (3.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 7 (3.76%) CCSP
3 7 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.76%) CISSP
3 7 (3.76%) GIAC
4 3 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) NCSC
2 3 (1.61%) QA
2 3 (1.61%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
System Software
1 83 (44.62%) Docker
2 13 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.23%) NFS
5 4 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.15%) vSphere
6 3 (1.61%) HDFS
6 3 (1.61%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.08%) Ceph
8 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.54%) KVM
8 1 (0.54%) LXC
Systems Management
1 184 (98.92%) Kubernetes
2 137 (73.66%) Terraform
3 70 (37.63%) Ansible
4 51 (27.42%) Prometheus
5 29 (15.59%) Consul
6 25 (13.44%) Grafana
7 22 (11.83%) Puppet
8 20 (10.75%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (6.99%) Kibana
9 13 (6.99%) Packer
10 12 (6.45%) Fluentd
10 12 (6.45%) linkerd
11 10 (5.38%) Rancher
12 9 (4.84%) logstash
13 8 (4.30%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (4.30%) Graphite
13 8 (4.30%) HAProxy
13 8 (4.30%) ZABBIX
14 7 (3.76%) Argo
15 6 (3.23%) Kustomize
Vendors
1 48 (25.81%) Google
2 29 (15.59%) Red Hat
3 25 (13.44%) Splunk
4 14 (7.53%) SAP
4 14 (7.53%) VMware
5 9 (4.84%) AppDynamics
6 8 (4.30%) Dynatrace
6 8 (4.30%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.30%) PagerDuty
7 4 (2.15%) IBM
7 4 (2.15%) New Relic
8 3 (1.61%) Cadence
8 3 (1.61%) Oracle
9 2 (1.08%) Cisco
10 1 (0.54%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.54%) Databricks
10 1 (0.54%) Facebook
10 1 (0.54%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.54%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.54%) Synopsys