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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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 601 578 562
Rank change year-on-year -23 -16 +251
Contract jobs citing Istio 239 158 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.71% 1.51% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 124 37
10th Percentile £513 £391 £535
25th Percentile £550 £475 £563
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £600
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £700 £630 £650
90th Percentile £750 £713 £705
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £500 £593
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.61% +11.53%

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 13,973 10,485 6,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.79% 16.08% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,102 7,397 4,387
10th Percentile £363 £350 £304
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £522 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.20% +4.40% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £461
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 152 149
10th Percentile £13.20 £15.00 £12.50
25th Percentile £15.75 £18.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -35.71% +75.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £47.50 £51.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £64.35 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.32 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.37% +14.44% +14.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -41 186 £625 +13.64% 18
London -22 124 £625 - 5
Work from Home -77 107 £616 +7.17% 11
UK excluding London -51 60 £625 +25.00% 12
North of England -30 30 £625 +57.13% 5
Scotland -11 20 £621 +5.74%
North West -17 19 £630 +67.33% 3
Yorkshire -27 10 £550 +9.18% 1
South West -25 4 £588 +17.79% 2
South East -34 4 £550 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -11 1 - -
East of England -16 1 - - 4
Midlands -42 1 - -
North East - 1 £563 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 233 (97.49%) Kubernetes
2 180 (75.31%) DevOps
3 172 (71.97%) Terraform
4 169 (70.71%) CI/CD
5 110 (46.03%) Docker
6 102 (42.68%) Jenkins
7 100 (41.84%) Ansible
8 94 (39.33%) Python
9 93 (38.91%) GitLab
10 87 (36.40%) AWS
11 83 (34.73%) Microservices
12 82 (34.31%) Continuous Integration
13 78 (32.64%) Git (software)
14 73 (30.54%) Agile
15 72 (30.13%) Linux
15 72 (30.13%) Prometheus
16 69 (28.87%) Azure
17 68 (28.45%) Azure AKS
18 65 (27.20%) Java
19 60 (25.10%) Configuration Management
20 56 (23.43%) Splunk
21 55 (23.01%) Public Sector
21 55 (23.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
22 53 (22.18%) Continuous Deployment
23 52 (21.76%) GCP
23 52 (21.76%) Infrastructure as Code
23 52 (21.76%) Amazon EKS
24 49 (20.50%) Packer
24 49 (20.50%) Puppet
25 47 (19.67%) Bash

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 45 (18.83%) nginx
2 31 (12.97%) Traefik
3 17 (7.11%) Confluence
4 14 (5.86%) Apache Airflow
5 11 (4.60%) Apache
6 10 (4.18%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.09%) Mule
8 4 (1.67%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.42%) Apache Pulsar
Cloud Services
1 87 (36.40%) AWS
2 69 (28.87%) Azure
3 68 (28.45%) Azure AKS
4 55 (23.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 52 (21.76%) Amazon EKS
5 52 (21.76%) GCP
6 41 (17.15%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (16.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 37 (15.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 29 (12.13%) Azure DevOps
10 25 (10.46%) Google Kubernetes Engine
11 21 (8.79%) AWS Direct Connect
12 20 (8.37%) GitHub
12 20 (8.37%) npm
13 19 (7.95%) OpenShift
14 16 (6.69%) Apigee
14 16 (6.69%) Azure Monitor
15 14 (5.86%) Amazon S3
15 14 (5.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 14 (5.86%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.97%) TCP/IP
2 30 (12.55%) DNS
3 22 (9.21%) Firewall
3 22 (9.21%) VPN
4 6 (2.51%) HTTP
5 3 (1.26%) SSL
6 2 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.84%) Network Security
6 2 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.42%) DSL
7 1 (0.42%) NGN
7 1 (0.42%) RTP
7 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.04%) Relational Database
2 17 (7.11%) MongoDB
3 15 (6.28%) Big Data
4 14 (5.86%) Delta Lake
4 14 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (4.18%) Couchbase
5 10 (4.18%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.77%) DynamoDB
7 8 (3.35%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (3.35%) MySQL
7 8 (3.35%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.51%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.26%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.42%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 102 (42.68%) Jenkins
2 93 (38.91%) GitLab
3 78 (32.64%) Git (software)
4 34 (14.23%) Maven
5 23 (9.62%) JIRA
5 23 (9.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 22 (9.21%) Gradle
7 20 (8.37%) SonarQube
8 17 (7.11%) gulp
9 15 (6.28%) Terragrunt
10 11 (4.60%) Artifactory
10 11 (4.60%) Bitbucket
10 11 (4.60%) CircleCI
10 11 (4.60%) Travis CI
11 7 (2.93%) Jaeger
12 6 (2.51%) Broccoli
12 6 (2.51%) Grunt
13 2 (0.84%) Spinnaker
14 1 (0.42%) Babel
14 1 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 55 (23.01%) Public Sector
2 46 (19.25%) Social Skills
3 39 (16.32%) Finance
4 28 (11.72%) Banking
5 7 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.67%) Electronics
6 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.67%) Marketing
6 4 (1.67%) Retail
6 4 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (56.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (12.13%) AWS DevOps
2 29 (12.13%) AWS Engineer
3 26 (10.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 26 (10.88%) Developer
4 21 (8.79%) Azure Engineer
5 18 (7.53%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 17 (7.11%) Architect
6 17 (7.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 16 (6.69%) Java Developer
8 13 (5.44%) Operations Engineer
9 12 (5.02%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.18%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 9 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.77%) Data Engineer
12 9 (3.77%) Senior DevOps
13 8 (3.35%) Kubernetes Architect
14 7 (2.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.81%) Kafka
2 31 (12.97%) cloud-init
3 22 (9.21%) Spring Boot
4 21 (8.79%) Spring
5 20 (8.37%) Node.js
6 14 (5.86%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (5.86%) React
7 12 (5.02%) Apache NiFi
7 12 (5.02%) JSON
8 11 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (4.18%) HTML
9 10 (4.18%) REST
9 10 (4.18%) RESTful
10 9 (3.77%) HTML5
11 8 (3.35%) AngularJS
11 8 (3.35%) OAuth
11 8 (3.35%) Spring Cloud
12 7 (2.93%) OAuth2
12 7 (2.93%) SOAP
12 7 (2.93%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.81%) Clustering
2 31 (12.97%) PKI
3 24 (10.04%) Cloud Native
4 8 (3.35%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.09%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.67%) Tandem
7 3 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (30.13%) Linux
2 40 (16.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 35 (14.64%) CentOS
4 10 (4.18%) Unix
5 5 (2.09%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Debian
6 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (75.31%) DevOps
2 169 (70.71%) CI/CD
3 83 (34.73%) Microservices
4 82 (34.31%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (30.54%) Agile
6 60 (25.10%) Configuration Management
7 53 (22.18%) Continuous Deployment
8 52 (21.76%) Infrastructure as Code
9 40 (16.74%) Secrets Management
10 39 (16.32%) Platform Engineering
11 37 (15.48%) Load Balancing
11 37 (15.48%) Mentoring
12 36 (15.06%) Scrum
13 32 (13.39%) Unit Testing
14 30 (12.55%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (12.13%) TDD
16 25 (10.46%) Migration
17 24 (10.04%) Analytics
18 22 (9.21%) BDD
18 22 (9.21%) GitOps
Programming Languages
1 94 (39.33%) Python
2 65 (27.20%) Java
3 47 (19.67%) Bash
4 42 (17.57%) Go
5 36 (15.06%) Ruby
6 29 (12.13%) SQL
7 23 (9.62%) JavaScript
8 20 (8.37%) Groovy
9 13 (5.44%) Perl
10 7 (2.93%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.51%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.67%) C#
13 3 (1.26%) C
13 3 (1.26%) C++
14 2 (0.84%) PHP
14 2 (0.84%) Scala
15 1 (0.42%) ES6
15 1 (0.42%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.42%) Rust
15 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (18.83%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.15%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.26%) Degree
5 2 (0.84%) OCP
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.72%) NCSC
2 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 110 (46.03%) Docker
2 38 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.09%) Ceph
4 4 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.84%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 233 (97.49%) Kubernetes
2 172 (71.97%) Terraform
3 100 (41.84%) Ansible
4 72 (30.13%) Prometheus
5 49 (20.50%) Packer
5 49 (20.50%) Puppet
6 34 (14.23%) Consul
7 33 (13.81%) Docker Swarm
8 32 (13.39%) HAProxy
9 31 (12.97%) Grafana
9 31 (12.97%) Graphite
9 31 (12.97%) linkerd
9 31 (12.97%) Podman
9 31 (12.97%) ZABBIX
10 15 (6.28%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (5.44%) Argo
12 10 (4.18%) Kibana
13 6 (2.51%) Rancher
14 3 (1.26%) Fluentd
14 3 (1.26%) Kiali
Vendors
1 56 (23.43%) Splunk
2 40 (16.74%) VMware
3 31 (12.97%) PagerDuty
4 26 (10.88%) AppDynamics
5 19 (7.95%) Google
6 17 (7.11%) Oracle
7 14 (5.86%) Databricks
8 13 (5.44%) F5
9 8 (3.35%) Black Duck
10 5 (2.09%) MuleSoft
11 4 (1.67%) Checkmarx
11 4 (1.67%) Coverity
11 4 (1.67%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.67%) SAP
12 3 (1.26%) Dynatrace
12 3 (1.26%) New Relic
13 2 (0.84%) Informatica
13 2 (0.84%) Microsoft
13 2 (0.84%) Talend
14 1 (0.42%) IBM