The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 127 166 168
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 958 756 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.45% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.80% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 439 426
Median daily rate £450 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 14
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +64.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £13.75 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.98 £54.00 £42.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +98.67%
Continuous Improvement
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41672 41968 40232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.04% 80.50% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27754 27804 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1006 1132 1125
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the England region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in England

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the England region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in England

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +40 419 £475 +5.55% 70
South East +35 177 £400 -4.76% 82
West Midlands -3 103 £400 - 29
Yorkshire +23 65 £400 - 23
South West +23 51 £475 +5.55% 27
North West -40 45 £400 - 24
East of England +30 43 £431 +15.00% 11
East Midlands -12 24 £394 +19.39% 15
North East +2 23 £400 +60.00% 4
Midlands -10 3 £525 -
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 733 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (23.97%) Finance
3 340 (18.27%) Scrum
4 338 (18.16%) Project Management
5 305 (16.39%) Java
6 278 (14.94%) ITIL
7 228 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
8 217 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
9 216 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 213 (11.45%) Change Management
11 210 (11.28%) SQL
12 209 (11.23%) TDD
13 205 (11.02%) Degree
14 204 (10.96%) Linux
15 186 (9.99%) Microsoft
16 185 (9.94%) QA
17 180 (9.67%) Security Cleared
18 179 (9.62%) Jenkins
19 175 (9.40%) Service Delivery
20 171 (9.19%) Windows
20 171 (9.19%) JavaScript
21 169 (9.08%) Oracle
22 166 (8.92%) HTML
23 165 (8.87%) DevOps
24 152 (8.17%) Mentoring
25 148 (7.95%) PRINCE2
26 147 (7.90%) User Experience
27 146 (7.85%) Unix
28 143 (7.68%) MS Excel
28 143 (7.68%) JIRA

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 90 (4.84%) Confluence
2 73 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 65 (3.49%) Apache
4 56 (3.01%) IIS
5 55 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 51 (2.74%) WebSphere
7 30 (1.61%) CMS
8 24 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.13%) Drupal
10 19 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.91%) MS Exchange
13 15 (0.81%) Apache Solr
13 15 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
13 15 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
15 13 (0.70%) Mule
16 11 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.59%) JBoss
17 10 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 143 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 99 (5.32%) MS Office
3 58 (3.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 41 (2.20%) MS Project
6 12 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.21%) HipChat
8 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.11%) SPSS
10 1 (0.054%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.054%) Simulink
10 1 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.054%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
3 15 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 15 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.27%) Maximo
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.21%) SAP PM
7 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.16%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 79 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.50%) GitHub
4 23 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (0.91%) Amazon S3
5 17 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.86%) IaaS
7 15 (0.81%) Office 365
8 14 (0.75%) SaaS
9 12 (0.64%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.38%) Google Play
12 6 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
12 6 (0.32%) PaaS
13 5 (0.27%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
15 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.78%) HTTP
2 67 (3.60%) Firewall
3 66 (3.55%) DNS
4 35 (1.88%) SSL
5 26 (1.40%) Internet
6 24 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 23 (1.24%) SAN
7 23 (1.24%) VPN
8 20 (1.07%) LDAP
9 19 (1.02%) LAN
9 19 (1.02%) WAN
10 17 (0.91%) DHCP
10 17 (0.91%) NAS
11 16 (0.86%) LTE
12 15 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (0.75%) 3G
13 14 (0.75%) 4G
13 14 (0.75%) FTP
14 13 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 12 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.79%) MongoDB
3 51 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.58%) NoSQL
5 35 (1.88%) Hadoop
6 33 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 30 (1.61%) MySQL
8 23 (1.24%) Big Data
8 23 (1.24%) Data Mining
9 22 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 14 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.64%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.48%) Redis
15 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 179 (9.62%) Jenkins
2 143 (7.68%) JIRA
3 111 (5.96%) Git (software)
3 111 (5.96%) JUnit
4 97 (5.21%) Selenium
5 82 (4.41%) Cucumber
6 68 (3.65%) Maven
7 54 (2.90%) TeamCity
8 53 (2.85%) Subversion
9 38 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
9 38 (2.04%) SoapUI
10 36 (1.93%) Hudson
11 35 (1.88%) Gradle
12 33 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (1.67%) Ant
14 29 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 25 (1.34%) JMeter
15 25 (1.34%) WebDriver
16 21 (1.13%) jMock
16 21 (1.13%) Mockito
General
1 446 (23.97%) Finance
2 139 (7.47%) Banking
3 116 (6.23%) Retail
4 63 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 36 (1.93%) Legal
7 35 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 34 (1.83%) Marketing
9 33 (1.77%) Front Office
9 33 (1.77%) Publishing
10 24 (1.29%) Back Office
10 24 (1.29%) Law
11 20 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (0.97%) General Ledger
13 17 (0.91%) Billing
14 16 (0.86%) Games
15 13 (0.70%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.54%) German Language
17 9 (0.48%) Advertising
17 9 (0.48%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 319 (17.14%) Analyst
2 291 (15.64%) Developer
3 166 (8.92%) Project Manager
4 106 (5.70%) Business Analyst
5 84 (4.51%) Architect
5 84 (4.51%) Java Developer
6 67 (3.60%) Consultant
6 67 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 62 (3.33%) IT Manager
8 56 (3.01%) Test Analyst
9 54 (2.90%) Scrum Master
10 52 (2.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 51 (2.74%) Service Manager
12 46 (2.47%) Delivery Manager
13 45 (2.42%) Test Engineer
14 40 (2.15%) JavaScript Developer
14 40 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
15 38 (2.04%) Senior Manager
16 36 (1.93%) Agile Developer
17 34 (1.83%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (8.92%) HTML
2 121 (6.50%) CSS
3 120 (6.45%) .NET
4 113 (6.07%) REST
5 104 (5.59%) HTML5
5 104 (5.59%) Spring
6 86 (4.62%) AngularJS
7 85 (4.57%) Web Services
8 79 (4.25%) Node.js
9 76 (4.08%) Middleware
10 74 (3.98%) CSS3
11 70 (3.76%) Ajax
12 55 (2.96%) XML
13 54 (2.90%) RESTful
14 53 (2.85%) JSON
15 51 (2.74%) SOAP
16 46 (2.47%) jQuery
17 38 (2.04%) ASP.NET
18 37 (1.99%) Java EE
19 35 (1.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 228 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (7.90%) User Experience
3 106 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 83 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 53 (2.85%) Data Centre
6 43 (2.31%) Virtual Team
7 24 (1.29%) Blog
8 23 (1.24%) Fixed Income
9 22 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.18%) Public Cloud
10 20 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (0.97%) PKI
11 18 (0.97%) Tandem
12 17 (0.91%) Visualisation
13 16 (0.86%) FMCG
13 16 (0.86%) NHS
14 15 (0.81%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.75%) CMDB
15 14 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
15 14 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 204 (10.96%) Linux
2 171 (9.19%) Windows
3 146 (7.85%) Unix
4 66 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.18%) AIX
9 21 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (1.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 19 (1.02%) Windows XP
12 17 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (0.81%) Apple iOS
13 15 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
14 14 (0.75%) CentOS
15 13 (0.70%) Android
15 13 (0.70%) SUSE
15 13 (0.70%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.43%) Solaris
16 8 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 733 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (18.27%) Scrum
3 338 (18.16%) Project Management
4 278 (14.94%) ITIL
5 217 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
6 216 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 213 (11.45%) Change Management
8 209 (11.23%) TDD
9 175 (9.40%) Service Delivery
10 165 (8.87%) DevOps
11 152 (8.17%) Mentoring
12 148 (7.95%) PRINCE2
13 136 (7.31%) Service Management
14 135 (7.25%) BDD
15 130 (6.99%) SDLC
16 128 (6.88%) Configuration Management
17 120 (6.45%) Coaching
17 120 (6.45%) Open Source
18 114 (6.13%) Kanban
19 113 (6.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 305 (16.39%) Java
2 210 (11.28%) SQL
3 171 (9.19%) JavaScript
4 110 (5.91%) Python
5 84 (4.51%) C#
6 79 (4.25%) Ruby
7 69 (3.71%) Scala
8 50 (2.69%) PowerShell
9 49 (2.63%) PHP
10 47 (2.53%) C
11 39 (2.10%) Shell Script
12 34 (1.83%) Groovy
13 32 (1.72%) Perl
14 31 (1.67%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.50%) T-SQL
16 23 (1.24%) C++
17 21 (1.13%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.75%) VBA
19 12 (0.64%) VB
20 10 (0.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 205 (11.02%) Degree
2 180 (9.67%) Security Cleared
3 96 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (1.88%) ISEB
6 34 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 30 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 30 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 30 (1.61%) PMI Certification
9 28 (1.50%) CISSP
9 28 (1.50%) ISTQB
10 25 (1.34%) CCNP
11 22 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (1.18%) PMP
12 20 (1.07%) CCNA
13 15 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.75%) HND
15 12 (0.64%) MCSE
16 11 (0.59%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (9.94%) QA
2 64 (3.44%) SLA
3 26 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.64%) COBIT
7 10 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.54%) SDET
8 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.27%) GAMP
10 4 (0.21%) COSO
10 4 (0.21%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.16%) HL7
11 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.11%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.11%) MiFID
12 2 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 76 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.93%) Docker
4 30 (1.61%) vSphere
5 29 (1.56%) VMware ESX
6 13 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.54%) Firmware
8 9 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.48%) NFS
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.32%) Squid
9 6 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 89 (4.78%) Puppet
2 71 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (2.53%) Nagios
4 43 (2.31%) Ansible
5 31 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (1.50%) Icinga
7 23 (1.24%) FreeIPA
7 23 (1.24%) SCCM
8 16 (0.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 14 (0.75%) OPNET
9 14 (0.75%) SCOM
10 12 (0.64%) Kubernetes
11 11 (0.59%) RSA Security Analytics
11 11 (0.59%) SELinux
12 10 (0.54%) Graphite
13 9 (0.48%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.38%) Capistrano
15 7 (0.38%) Grafana
15 7 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 186 (9.99%) Microsoft
2 169 (9.08%) Oracle
3 102 (5.48%) VMware
4 85 (4.57%) HP
5 81 (4.35%) SAP
6 72 (3.87%) Cisco
7 58 (3.12%) IBM
8 47 (2.53%) Google
9 46 (2.47%) Citrix
10 43 (2.31%) Red Hat
11 30 (1.61%) Splunk
12 26 (1.40%) ServiceNow
13 25 (1.34%) Atlassian
14 20 (1.07%) Nokia
14 20 (1.07%) Rally
15 19 (1.02%) Intel Security
16 18 (0.97%) CheckPoint
17 17 (0.91%) BMC
17 17 (0.91%) NetApp
18 16 (0.86%) Remedy
Southampton, Hampshire
Southampton Solent University
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £440 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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Guildford, Surrey
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Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £12 - £18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum £32,000 - £42,000 plus £6,000 car al
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £700 - £750 per day
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Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £450 - £500 per hour
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
24 Seven
Rate: £200 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
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Watford
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
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