The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 92 82 64
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1222 1246 1543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.38% 2.46% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.11% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 802 1067
Average daily rate £423 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £15.31 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £56.00 £25.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £21.95 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.60% +8.39%
User Acceptance Testing
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
41826 40039 38764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.98% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27962 25351 24614
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1169 1134
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 593 £445 -1.22% 98
South East -7 213 £350 +3.70% 36
West Midlands +24 92 £370 -7.50% 26
North West +2 85 £425 +17.24% 21
East of England +2 58 £425 +9.67% 7
East Midlands +25 54 £400 +12.28% 11
South West +6 50 £378 -5.38% 10
Yorkshire -47 41 £431 +32.69% 22
Midlands +9 17 £425 +3.65%
North East -37 12 £375 +4.16% 1
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 827 (34.05%) Finance
2 523 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
3 495 (20.38%) Test Scripting
4 431 (17.74%) SQL
5 381 (15.69%) Banking
6 325 (13.38%) Migration
7 284 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 284 (11.69%) System Integration Testing
8 282 (11.61%) Oracle
9 279 (11.49%) Microsoft
10 271 (11.16%) Integration Testing
11 262 (10.79%) QA
12 257 (10.58%) Project Management
13 248 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
14 247 (10.17%) Business Analysis
15 236 (9.72%) MS Excel
16 231 (9.51%) Test Strategy
17 216 (8.89%) SAP
18 201 (8.28%) System Testing
19 200 (8.23%) Defect Management
20 195 (8.03%) ISEB
21 193 (7.95%) Test Management
22 190 (7.82%) Functional Testing
23 184 (7.58%) CRM
24 182 (7.49%) ISTQB
24 182 (7.49%) HP Quality Center
25 178 (7.33%) Regression Testing
26 169 (6.96%) SQL Server
26 169 (6.96%) JIRA
27 166 (6.83%) Retail

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 75 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.40%) Confluence
3 31 (1.28%) CMS
4 22 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 20 (0.82%) Oracle UPK
6 18 (0.74%) SAS
7 17 (0.70%) IIS
8 16 (0.66%) MS Exchange
9 15 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 11 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
12 10 (0.41%) Apache
12 10 (0.41%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.29%) CICS
14 7 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.25%) JBoss
15 6 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.21%) Node.js
Applications
1 236 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 126 (5.19%) MS Office
3 91 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 86 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 50 (2.06%) MS Project
6 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.21%) Mingle
9 2 (0.082%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.082%) SPSS
10 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 67 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (1.11%) SAP HR
5 25 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
6 24 (0.99%) SAP MM
7 23 (0.95%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 20 (0.82%) SAP Payroll
9 16 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
10 15 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
10 15 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 15 (0.62%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 13 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
11 13 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
11 13 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
12 12 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
12 12 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
12 12 (0.49%) SAP ERP
12 12 (0.49%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.82%) SaaS
2 15 (0.62%) Office 365
3 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (0.25%) HP Helion
6 5 (0.21%) IaaS
6 5 (0.21%) Taleo
7 4 (0.16%) Force.com
8 3 (0.12%) Boomi
9 2 (0.082%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.082%) PaaS
9 2 (0.082%) Veeva
10 1 (0.041%) GitHub
10 1 (0.041%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.69%) Internet
2 27 (1.11%) HTTP
3 16 (0.66%) Firewall
4 15 (0.62%) SAN
5 9 (0.37%) DNS
5 9 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (0.33%) LDAP
6 8 (0.33%) MPLS
6 8 (0.33%) Skype
7 7 (0.29%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.29%) WebEx
7 7 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.25%) LAN
8 6 (0.25%) WAN
8 6 (0.25%) ZigBee
9 5 (0.21%) DAB
9 5 (0.21%) Intranet
9 5 (0.21%) SSH
9 5 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 116 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (2.72%) Oracle Database
4 39 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 38 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (1.11%) MS Access
8 25 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
8 25 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (0.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 20 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
11 19 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (0.74%) Big Data
12 18 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.70%) DB2
14 16 (0.66%) SAP BW
15 14 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (0.58%) Data Mining
16 13 (0.54%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 169 (6.96%) JIRA
2 77 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (3.13%) Selenium
4 50 (2.06%) Cucumber
5 44 (1.81%) HP UFT
6 39 (1.61%) Visual Studio
7 29 (1.19%) WebDriver
8 24 (0.99%) Git (software)
8 24 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 22 (0.91%) LoadRunner
10 16 (0.66%) MSI
11 15 (0.62%) Eclipse
11 15 (0.62%) PeopleTools
11 15 (0.62%) Subversion
11 15 (0.62%) Toad
12 14 (0.58%) SoapUI
13 13 (0.54%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (0.45%) SpecFlow
14 11 (0.45%) TestDirector
General
1 827 (34.05%) Finance
2 381 (15.69%) Banking
3 166 (6.83%) Retail
4 130 (5.35%) Investment Banking
5 78 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 75 (3.09%) Front Office
7 49 (2.02%) Legal
8 47 (1.93%) Marketing
9 42 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.61%) Financial Institution
11 36 (1.48%) Back Office
11 36 (1.48%) Retail Banking
12 24 (0.99%) Advertising
13 20 (0.82%) Billing
14 15 (0.62%) Publishing
15 14 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
16 13 (0.54%) Electronics
17 12 (0.49%) Games
18 10 (0.41%) Law
18 10 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1076 (44.30%) Analyst
2 448 (18.44%) Business Analyst
3 423 (17.41%) Test Analyst
4 279 (11.49%) Test Manager
5 186 (7.66%) Developer
6 145 (5.97%) Tester
7 133 (5.48%) Consultant
8 121 (4.98%) UAT Analyst
9 118 (4.86%) Project Manager
10 115 (4.73%) Test Leader
11 91 (3.75%) UAT Test Analyst
12 85 (3.50%) Banking Analyst
13 79 (3.25%) UAT Manager
14 66 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
15 64 (2.63%) Financial Analyst
16 58 (2.39%) Architect
17 55 (2.26%) UAT Test Manager
18 53 (2.18%) Programme Manager
19 49 (2.02%) Data Analyst
19 49 (2.02%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (4.57%) XML
2 102 (4.20%) .NET
3 75 (3.09%) Web Services
4 55 (2.26%) HTML
5 36 (1.48%) Middleware
5 36 (1.48%) SOAP
6 33 (1.36%) CSS
7 22 (0.91%) ASP.NET
7 22 (0.91%) jQuery
8 20 (0.82%) Gherkin
9 19 (0.78%) .NET Framework
10 18 (0.74%) CSS3
10 18 (0.74%) JMS
11 17 (0.70%) REST
12 15 (0.62%) XSLT
13 14 (0.58%) Spring
14 13 (0.54%) AngularJS
14 13 (0.54%) HTML5
14 13 (0.54%) RESTful
15 12 (0.49%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 248 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 72 (2.96%) Derivative
4 69 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 48 (1.98%) Fixed Income
6 38 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 33 (1.36%) Equities
8 30 (1.24%) Credit Risk
8 30 (1.24%) User Experience
9 27 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 26 (1.07%) Computer Science
11 23 (0.95%) Mobile App
12 22 (0.91%) Clustering
13 21 (0.86%) Market Risk
13 21 (0.86%) Smart Meter
14 20 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.70%) Hedge funds
16 16 (0.66%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.62%) Reinsurance
18 14 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 165 (6.79%) Windows
2 101 (4.16%) Linux
3 92 (3.79%) Unix
4 43 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 25 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 23 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (0.66%) Android
9 15 (0.62%) AIX
10 13 (0.54%) Solaris
11 12 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.37%) SUSE
13 9 (0.37%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.29%) zOS
15 6 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.12%) CentOS
18 2 (0.082%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (20.38%) Test Scripting
3 325 (13.38%) Migration
4 284 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 284 (11.69%) System Integration Testing
5 271 (11.16%) Integration Testing
6 257 (10.58%) Project Management
7 247 (10.17%) Business Analysis
8 231 (9.51%) Test Strategy
9 201 (8.28%) System Testing
10 200 (8.23%) Defect Management
11 193 (7.95%) Test Management
12 190 (7.82%) Functional Testing
13 184 (7.58%) CRM
14 178 (7.33%) Regression Testing
15 163 (6.71%) SDLC
16 159 (6.55%) Change Management
17 151 (6.22%) Waterfall
18 146 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
19 143 (5.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 431 (17.74%) SQL
2 117 (4.82%) Java
3 92 (3.79%) C#
4 72 (2.96%) JavaScript
5 48 (1.98%) PL/SQL
6 34 (1.40%) T-SQL
7 33 (1.36%) PowerShell
8 25 (1.03%) Python
8 25 (1.03%) VB
8 25 (1.03%) VBA
9 24 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 22 (0.91%) Perl
11 21 (0.86%) C++
12 19 (0.78%) PHP
13 18 (0.74%) Ruby
14 17 (0.70%) C
14 17 (0.70%) COBOL
15 13 (0.54%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.54%) VBScript
16 7 (0.29%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 195 (8.03%) ISEB
2 182 (7.49%) ISTQB
3 125 (5.15%) Security Cleared
4 120 (4.94%) Degree
5 96 (3.95%) SC Cleared
6 74 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 21 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 17 (0.70%) ACCA
10 16 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.62%) CIMA
12 13 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
12 13 (0.54%) PMP
13 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.29%) MBA
15 7 (0.29%) MCSE
16 6 (0.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (10.79%) QA
2 49 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 39 (1.61%) SLA
4 16 (0.66%) MiFID
5 13 (0.54%) FATCA
6 12 (0.49%) EMIR
6 12 (0.49%) SEPA
7 11 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (0.37%) WAI
9 5 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.16%) SDET
10 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.12%) Basel III
11 3 (0.12%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.12%) GAAP
12 2 (0.082%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (0.49%) vCloud
4 10 (0.41%) vSphere
5 7 (0.29%) Docker
5 7 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.29%) NFS
6 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.16%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.12%) XenApp
9 2 (0.082%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.041%) Snort
10 1 (0.041%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.041%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.041%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.041%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 182 (7.49%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.49%) SCCM
3 11 (0.45%) Nagios
3 11 (0.45%) Puppet
4 8 (0.33%) Control-M
4 8 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.29%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.16%) logstash
8 4 (0.16%) WMI
9 3 (0.12%) vRealize
10 2 (0.082%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.082%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.082%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.082%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.082%) OpenView
10 2 (0.082%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.041%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.041%) MOM
Vendors
1 282 (11.61%) Oracle
2 279 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 216 (8.89%) SAP
4 119 (4.90%) HP
5 51 (2.10%) IBM
6 45 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
7 38 (1.56%) ServiceNow
8 36 (1.48%) VMware
9 31 (1.28%) Murex
9 31 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (0.95%) OpenText
11 22 (0.91%) Ariba
11 22 (0.91%) Hyperion
11 22 (0.91%) Remedy
12 20 (0.82%) Siebel
13 17 (0.70%) Cisco
13 17 (0.70%) Citrix
14 16 (0.66%) Adobe
14 16 (0.66%) Calypso
15 15 (0.62%) BMC
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
North Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
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Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £325-375pd
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Smartedge Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Please discuss rate ** excellent **
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Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
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Derbyshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Selby, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day 3 Months initially
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York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day 3 Months initially
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
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London
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
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London
Coal IT Services
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London
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