The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 644 746 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.04% 7.98% 9.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.70% 42.05% 46.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 474 536
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 12
Median hourly rate £20.21 £26.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.28% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £46.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -26.72%
SQL Server
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1856 1774 1829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.30% 18.98% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1089 1046
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 48
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -23.07%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the South East region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the South East region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
Hampshire +12 158 £338 +3.84% 83
Berkshire -7 124 £419 +19.64% 57
Surrey -6 113 £400 +10.34% 55
Buckinghamshire -2 80 £375 +15.38% 33
West Sussex -37 48 £388 +10.71% 17
Kent -10 40 £378 +11.85% 22
Oxfordshire -13 35 £375 +15.38% 42
East Sussex -14 20 £425 +34.92% 23
Middlesex +6 14 £400 +3.22%
Sussex +2 2 - - 1
Isle of Wight +1 2 £263 -47.50% 2
Home Counties 0 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 663 (50.96%) SQL
2 539 (41.43%) .NET
3 523 (40.20%) Microsoft
4 470 (36.13%) C#
5 361 (27.75%) Windows
6 296 (22.75%) JavaScript
7 291 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
8 261 (20.06%) MVC
9 249 (19.14%) Oracle
10 240 (18.45%) ASP.NET
11 236 (18.14%) HTML
12 227 (17.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 217 (16.68%) CSS
14 215 (16.53%) MS Excel
15 213 (16.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 209 (16.06%) Active Directory
17 208 (15.99%) T-SQL
18 202 (15.53%) SQL Server 2008
19 186 (14.30%) jQuery
20 179 (13.76%) Security Cleared
21 175 (13.45%) Windows Server
22 172 (13.22%) Finance
23 169 (12.99%) SharePoint
24 157 (12.07%) XML
25 151 (11.61%) Web Services
26 145 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC
27 144 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
28 135 (10.38%) Visual Studio
29 134 (10.30%) PowerShell
30 124 (9.53%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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
1 169 (12.99%) SharePoint
2 113 (8.69%) IIS
3 68 (5.23%) MS Exchange
4 39 (3.00%) Apache
5 38 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
6 28 (2.15%) JBoss
7 24 (1.84%) CMS
8 21 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 19 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (1.46%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.46%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (1.15%) Skype for Business
12 14 (1.08%) Node.js
13 11 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.69%) SAS
15 8 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.61%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 215 (16.53%) MS Excel
2 69 (5.30%) MS Office
3 13 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.54%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.31%) MS Project
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 55 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.23%) OpenText MBPM
3 3 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.077%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.077%) FastStats
5 1 (0.077%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.077%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.077%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.077%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.077%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.077%) Summit
5 1 (0.077%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 104 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.23%) Office 365
3 28 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.15%) IaaS
4 21 (1.61%) PaaS
5 11 (0.85%) Boomi
6 10 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.61%) SaaS
8 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.31%) Scribe Online
10 3 (0.23%) GitHub
10 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.15%) Yammer
12 1 (0.077%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.077%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.077%) Force.com
12 1 (0.077%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.077%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 89 (6.84%) SAN
2 59 (4.53%) DNS
3 45 (3.46%) DHCP
4 36 (2.77%) Firewall
5 28 (2.15%) Internet
6 27 (2.08%) SMTP
7 24 (1.84%) FTP
8 23 (1.77%) TCP/IP
9 22 (1.69%) IPsec
10 19 (1.46%) LAN
10 19 (1.46%) WAN
11 17 (1.31%) LDAP
12 16 (1.23%) VPN
13 15 (1.15%) SSL
14 14 (1.08%) HTTP
14 14 (1.08%) Network Security
15 12 (0.92%) NAS
16 11 (0.85%) Intranet
16 11 (0.85%) SSH
17 10 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (17.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 213 (16.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 202 (15.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 121 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
5 118 (9.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 118 (9.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 83 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 77 (5.92%) Oracle Database
8 74 (5.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 73 (5.61%) Relational Database
10 38 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 38 (2.92%) MS Access
11 37 (2.84%) NoSQL
12 34 (2.61%) MySQL
13 31 (2.38%) MongoDB
14 30 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (2.08%) Big Data
16 25 (1.92%) QlikView
17 24 (1.84%) Hadoop
17 24 (1.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 135 (10.38%) Visual Studio
2 108 (8.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 70 (5.38%) Subversion
4 35 (2.69%) Git (software)
5 34 (2.61%) Selenium
6 33 (2.54%) NUnit
7 25 (1.92%) Jenkins
8 19 (1.46%) Moq
8 19 (1.46%) TortoiseSVN
9 15 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 12 (0.92%) JIRA
10 12 (0.92%) JUnit
11 11 (0.85%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.77%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.77%) Maven
12 10 (0.77%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.69%) CruiseControl
13 9 (0.69%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.69%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 172 (13.22%) Finance
2 33 (2.54%) Banking
3 31 (2.38%) Marketing
4 28 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.77%) Retail
6 15 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.15%) Military
7 14 (1.08%) Advertising
8 12 (0.92%) Law
9 10 (0.77%) Back Office
9 10 (0.77%) Legal
10 8 (0.61%) Automotive
10 8 (0.61%) Electronics
11 6 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.46%) Local Government
11 6 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) Billing
12 3 (0.23%) Front Office
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.077%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 627 (48.19%) Developer
2 247 (18.99%) .NET Developer
3 172 (13.22%) SQL Developer
4 170 (13.07%) C# Developer
5 127 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 110 (8.46%) Analyst
7 98 (7.53%) DBA
8 95 (7.30%) Architect
9 94 (7.23%) SQL Server Developer
10 88 (6.76%) ASP.NET Developer
11 81 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 71 (5.46%) SQL DBA
13 67 (5.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 61 (4.69%) Consultant
15 44 (3.38%) Administrator
15 44 (3.38%) Support Engineer
16 42 (3.23%) Senior Developer
16 42 (3.23%) SQL Analyst
17 36 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 35 (2.69%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 539 (41.43%) .NET
2 240 (18.45%) ASP.NET
3 236 (18.14%) HTML
4 217 (16.68%) CSS
5 186 (14.30%) jQuery
6 157 (12.07%) XML
7 151 (11.61%) Web Services
8 145 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 120 (9.22%) .NET Framework
10 101 (7.76%) AngularJS
11 91 (6.99%) ASP.NET Web API
12 89 (6.84%) Entity Framework
12 89 (6.84%) WCF
13 86 (6.61%) HTML5
14 71 (5.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 53 (4.07%) WPF
16 45 (3.46%) SOAP
17 35 (2.69%) Ajax
18 33 (2.54%) CSS3
18 33 (2.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.00%) Clustering
3 49 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.54%) Computer Science
5 42 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 23 (1.77%) N-Tier
6 23 (1.77%) Statistics
7 22 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 22 (1.69%) Cryptography
7 22 (1.69%) Replication
8 21 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 20 (1.54%) PKI
10 18 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.38%) NHS
11 17 (1.31%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.31%) Mathematics
12 16 (1.23%) Fintech
12 16 (1.23%) Visualisation
13 13 (1.00%) Data Integration
14 11 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 361 (27.75%) Windows
2 175 (13.45%) Windows Server
3 120 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 109 (8.38%) Linux
5 94 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (6.15%) Unix
7 46 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.92%) Windows 7
10 17 (1.31%) Solaris
10 17 (1.31%) Windows Vista
11 14 (1.08%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.92%) zOS
13 8 (0.61%) AIX
13 8 (0.61%) HPUX
14 4 (0.31%) Android
14 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (20.06%) MVC
3 144 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
4 117 (8.99%) Migration
5 105 (8.07%) ITIL
6 99 (7.61%) ETL
7 98 (7.53%) CRM
8 90 (6.92%) Scrum
9 87 (6.69%) TDD
10 85 (6.53%) Web Development
11 71 (5.46%) SDLC
12 68 (5.23%) Project Management
13 60 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
14 59 (4.53%) OO
15 55 (4.23%) Data Modelling
16 49 (3.77%) Unit Testing
17 45 (3.46%) High Availability
18 43 (3.31%) DevOps
19 42 (3.23%) Service Management
20 41 (3.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 663 (50.96%) SQL
2 470 (36.13%) C#
3 296 (22.75%) JavaScript
4 208 (15.99%) T-SQL
5 134 (10.30%) PowerShell
6 124 (9.53%) Java
7 84 (6.46%) VB
8 58 (4.46%) VBScript
9 46 (3.54%) VB.NET
10 44 (3.38%) PL/SQL
11 37 (2.84%) PHP
12 31 (2.38%) C
12 31 (2.38%) VBA
13 27 (2.08%) C++
14 23 (1.77%) VB6
15 18 (1.38%) Python
16 17 (1.31%) Perl
17 10 (0.77%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.69%) Korn
19 7 (0.54%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 179 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 123 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 94 (7.23%) Degree
4 66 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 59 (4.53%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.84%) MCSE
7 18 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (1.08%) MCITP
9 12 (0.92%) MCP
9 12 (0.92%) MCTS
10 10 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (0.77%) CISSP
10 10 (0.77%) MCSD
11 9 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.54%) CCNA
12 7 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.54%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.46%) CEH
13 6 (0.46%) ISEB
13 6 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.23%) SLA
2 16 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.00%) FIPS 140-2
4 11 (0.85%) QA
5 8 (0.61%) RMADS
6 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.077%) Solvency II
System Software
1 209 (16.06%) Active Directory
2 83 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.46%) Hyper-V
4 39 (3.00%) XenApp
5 38 (2.92%) vSphere
6 17 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.08%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.92%) Terminal Services
9 11 (0.85%) Sendmail
10 10 (0.77%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.69%) XenServer
12 6 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.46%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.23%) Xen
16 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.15%) UAG
Systems Management
1 27 (2.08%) SCCM
2 21 (1.61%) Netcool
3 19 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 16 (1.23%) SCOM
4 16 (1.23%) Simpana
4 16 (1.23%) Tivoli
5 14 (1.08%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.61%) Unicenter
7 8 (0.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 7 (0.54%) Data Guard
8 7 (0.54%) HP UCMDB
8 7 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.54%) vMotion
9 6 (0.46%) WSUS
10 5 (0.38%) Foglight
10 5 (0.38%) Legato
11 4 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 523 (40.20%) Microsoft
2 249 (19.14%) Oracle
3 120 (9.22%) VMware
4 89 (6.84%) Citrix
5 74 (5.69%) HP
6 40 (3.07%) SAP
7 38 (2.92%) IBM
8 34 (2.61%) Red Hat
9 29 (2.23%) Cisco
10 27 (2.08%) CommVault
10 27 (2.08%) Tableau
11 25 (1.92%) Veritas
12 24 (1.84%) Dell
13 22 (1.69%) Remedy
13 22 (1.69%) Sitecore
13 22 (1.69%) Sybase
14 21 (1.61%) EMC
15 20 (1.54%) NetApp
16 19 (1.46%) Telerik
17 17 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
Camberley, Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
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Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East
LA International
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Kent
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Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £195 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
JM
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
JM
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Avion Recruitment Solutions
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
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Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
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Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
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Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
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Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
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Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge
Capita Resourcing Ltd
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Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
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Reading
People Source Consulting
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Hampshire
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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Reading
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Reading
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
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Slough
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Milton Keynes
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