The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 351 362 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.00% 11.90% 15.49%
As % of the Vendors category 28.75% 30.70% 36.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 198 282
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 60 37
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.31% +19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £38.03 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1221 1179 1383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.76% 38.74% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 663 850
Median daily rate £363 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 92 82
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.19 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% +20.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.40 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 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
Bristol +3 95 £345 +1.47% 45
Wiltshire -2 79 £388 +3.33% 25
Somerset +3 45 £388 - 18
Gloucestershire +20 41 £294 -32.27% 24
Dorset -8 25 £275 -12.00% 19
Devon -2 22 £350 +12.00% 8
Cornwall -1 6 £200 +90.47% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 255 (32.73%) Windows
2 243 (31.19%) MS Excel
3 242 (31.07%) SQL Server
4 197 (25.29%) SQL
5 195 (25.03%) .NET
6 166 (21.31%) Active Directory
7 149 (19.13%) MS Office
8 148 (19.00%) Security Cleared
9 143 (18.36%) Finance
10 122 (15.66%) C#
11 121 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
12 105 (13.48%) VMware
13 100 (12.84%) JavaScript
14 97 (12.45%) Windows Server
15 92 (11.81%) ITIL
16 89 (11.42%) SharePoint
17 83 (10.65%) SC Cleared
18 79 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
19 77 (9.88%) Scrum
20 72 (9.24%) MVC
20 72 (9.24%) Project Management
20 72 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
21 69 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
21 69 (8.86%) HTML
22 64 (8.22%) Migration
22 64 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
22 64 (8.22%) Windows 7
23 63 (8.09%) ASP.NET
24 61 (7.83%) CSS
24 61 (7.83%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 89 (11.42%) SharePoint
2 59 (7.57%) MS Exchange
3 47 (6.03%) BizTalk Server
4 43 (5.52%) IIS
5 30 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.05%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (1.41%) CMS
10 9 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.03%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.90%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.77%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 243 (31.19%) MS Excel
2 149 (19.13%) MS Office
3 33 (4.24%) MS Project
4 22 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (1.67%) InfoPath
7 8 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.64%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (2.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.54%) Primavera
5 7 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.26%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.13%) BASE24
8 1 (0.13%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.13%) Maximo
8 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.03%) Office 365
2 40 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (2.31%) SaaS
5 12 (1.54%) IaaS
6 11 (1.41%) PaaS
7 9 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.93%) DNS
2 38 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 37 (4.75%) DHCP
4 33 (4.24%) Internet
5 30 (3.85%) Firewall
5 30 (3.85%) LAN
6 23 (2.95%) WAN
7 20 (2.57%) SAN
7 20 (2.57%) VPN
8 12 (1.54%) VoIP
9 11 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (1.16%) Wireless
11 8 (1.03%) Skype
12 7 (0.90%) HTTP
12 7 (0.90%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.77%) LDAP
13 6 (0.77%) Network Security
14 5 (0.64%) Intranet
14 5 (0.64%) VLAN
14 5 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (31.07%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (6.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 39 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (3.98%) Relational Database
7 25 (3.21%) RDBMS
8 24 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (2.57%) MS Access
10 18 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (1.67%) QlikView
13 12 (1.54%) MySQL
14 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 8 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.77%) Power BI
17 5 (0.64%) SSDT
18 4 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (5.91%) Visual Studio
2 29 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (3.08%) Cucumber
4 22 (2.82%) Capybara
5 19 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.31%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.67%) Maven
8 10 (1.28%) MorphX
9 8 (1.03%) Selenium
10 6 (0.77%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.64%) JIRA
11 5 (0.64%) WATIR
12 4 (0.51%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.26%) NUnit
14 2 (0.26%) Subversion
14 2 (0.26%) Zephyr
15 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 143 (18.36%) Finance
2 39 (5.01%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.85%) Advertising
3 30 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 24 (3.08%) Back Office
5 19 (2.44%) Electronics
5 19 (2.44%) Marketing
6 16 (2.05%) Banking
7 11 (1.41%) Billing
8 9 (1.16%) Retail
9 5 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.64%) Publishing
10 4 (0.51%) Legal
11 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.39%) Local Government
12 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.26%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Avionics
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 214 (27.47%) Developer
2 128 (16.43%) Analyst
3 60 (7.70%) Consultant
4 56 (7.19%) .NET Developer
5 51 (6.55%) Architect
6 49 (6.29%) Support Engineer
7 31 (3.98%) C# Developer
8 30 (3.85%) Administrator
9 27 (3.47%) Desktop Support
9 27 (3.47%) Project Manager
9 27 (3.47%) SQL Developer
9 27 (3.47%) Test Analyst
10 26 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
10 26 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (2.95%) ASP.NET Developer
11 23 (2.95%) Desktop Engineer
11 23 (2.95%) Software Developer
12 21 (2.70%) Business Analyst
12 21 (2.70%) Microsoft Developer
13 20 (2.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (25.03%) .NET
2 69 (8.86%) HTML
3 63 (8.09%) ASP.NET
4 61 (7.83%) CSS
5 47 (6.03%) .NET Framework
6 46 (5.91%) Web Services
7 40 (5.13%) WCF
7 40 (5.13%) XML
8 39 (5.01%) jQuery
9 38 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (4.24%) REST
11 32 (4.11%) AngularJS
12 27 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
13 22 (2.82%) HTML5
14 20 (2.57%) Gherkin
15 19 (2.44%) Entity Framework
16 13 (1.67%) Dojo
16 13 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
17 12 (1.54%) MCollective
18 11 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 30 (3.85%) User Experience
4 25 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.05%) Blackberry
6 15 (1.93%) Clustering
6 15 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.93%) Fat Client
6 15 (1.93%) Thin Client
7 12 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.54%) Replication
7 12 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.28%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.28%) Reference Data
10 9 (1.16%) Data Integration
10 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.16%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 255 (32.73%) Windows
2 97 (12.45%) Windows Server
3 72 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (8.22%) Windows 7
5 54 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (5.26%) Linux
8 26 (3.34%) Windows XP
9 17 (2.18%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.05%) Android
11 13 (1.67%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.90%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.77%) Unix
13 6 (0.77%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.64%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.26%) Solaris
17 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (11.81%) ITIL
3 77 (9.88%) Scrum
4 72 (9.24%) MVC
4 72 (9.24%) Project Management
5 69 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
6 64 (8.22%) Migration
7 40 (5.13%) ETL
8 38 (4.88%) PRINCE2
9 36 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (3.98%) Software Engineering
11 28 (3.59%) Service Management
12 26 (3.34%) OO
12 26 (3.34%) Programme Management
13 25 (3.21%) Mentoring
14 24 (3.08%) SDLC
14 24 (3.08%) TDD
15 23 (2.95%) Service Delivery
16 22 (2.82%) CRM
17 21 (2.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 197 (25.29%) SQL
2 122 (15.66%) C#
3 100 (12.84%) JavaScript
4 44 (5.65%) PowerShell
5 42 (5.39%) Ruby
6 40 (5.13%) Java
6 40 (5.13%) T-SQL
7 25 (3.21%) C
8 21 (2.70%) VBA
9 17 (2.18%) VB
10 13 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.67%) C++
10 13 (1.67%) VBScript
11 11 (1.41%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.16%) PHP
13 8 (1.03%) Python
14 6 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.64%) Perl
16 4 (0.51%) R
17 1 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 148 (19.00%) Security Cleared
2 83 (10.65%) SC Cleared
3 45 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (5.39%) DV Cleared
5 39 (5.01%) Degree
6 16 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.93%) CCNA
7 15 (1.93%) MCSE
8 11 (1.41%) APMP
8 11 (1.41%) MCSA
9 10 (1.28%) HND
9 10 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.16%) MCITP
10 9 (1.16%) MCTS
11 7 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.90%) MCAD
11 7 (0.90%) MCSD
12 6 (0.77%) CCNP
12 6 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.72%) SLA
2 27 (3.47%) QA
3 9 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.39%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.13%) COSHH
9 1 (0.13%) GMP
9 1 (0.13%) HL7
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 166 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 64 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.57%) XenApp
5 18 (2.31%) VMware ESX
6 17 (2.18%) vSphere
7 15 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.77%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.51%) UAG
12 3 (0.39%) Firmware
13 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (7.83%) SCCM
2 14 (1.80%) WSUS
3 13 (1.67%) Puppet
4 12 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.77%) SCOM
6 6 (0.77%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.39%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.13%) MIIS
9 1 (0.13%) Nagios
9 1 (0.13%) Nessus
9 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.13%) SCSM
Vendors
1 105 (13.48%) VMware
2 52 (6.68%) Citrix
3 38 (4.88%) Cisco
4 34 (4.36%) Oracle
5 32 (4.11%) SAP
6 22 (2.82%) HP
7 19 (2.44%) Apple
8 16 (2.05%) Dell
9 15 (1.93%) Symantec
10 14 (1.80%) AppSense
10 14 (1.80%) NetApp
11 12 (1.54%) Sophos
12 10 (1.28%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.28%) Forcepoint
12 10 (1.28%) Remedy
13 9 (1.16%) IBM
14 8 (1.03%) Lotus
14 8 (1.03%) Nintex
15 7 (0.90%) Sun
15 7 (0.90%) Wyse
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9.64 - £11.58 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Please quote rate
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Triad Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + +
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
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Wiltshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
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Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
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Chippenham
Capita plc
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South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
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Bournemouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Activus
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Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
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Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £290 - £310 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
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Exeter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
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Lawrence Harvey
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South West England
Nigel Frank International
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Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £360 - £420 per annum
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Bristol
People Source Consulting
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