The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 8465 7070 5092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.13% 14.07% 11.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.25% 18.80% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5827 4721 3552
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £352
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 42 47
Average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +4.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £27.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £75.55 £52.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.26%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development within the UK.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development within the UK.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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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
England +1 7846 £425 +6.25% 3006
London +1 4057 £450 +5.88% 1239
South East +3 1271 £388 +3.33% 504
City of London +1 944 £450 - 382
Yorkshire +2 538 £350 +7.69% 240
South West +2 501 £400 +14.28% 265
North West +3 494 £400 +14.28% 318
East of England +7 450 £400 - 159
West Yorkshire 0 428 £363 +11.53% 151
Scotland +5 358 £388 +10.71% 123
Hampshire +4 342 £375 +7.14% 108
Leeds +1 342 £363 +11.53% 112
Berkshire +2 304 £388 +3.33% 123
Manchester +1 235 £380 +8.57% 199
West Midlands +11 232 £400 +23.07% 130
Surrey +2 208 £400 +6.66% 109
East Midlands +3 207 £375 +7.14% 108
Bristol -2 183 £400 +14.28% 117
Edinburgh 0 181 £363 +3.57% 55
Wales -1 147 £403 +7.33% 48
Buckinghamshire +4 141 £388 - 31
Southampton +6 134 £388 +29.16% 43
Cambridgeshire +3 131 £375 -6.25% 71
Glasgow +7 128 £425 +41.66% 56
Cheshire +4 114 £385 +10.00% 80
Reading +7 108 £400 +7.38% 64
Hertfordshire +5 95 £420 +5.00% 28
Lancashire +8 92 £400 -5.88% 19
Gloucestershire +19 89 £413 -17.50% 35
Milton Keynes -1 88 £388 -3.12% 24

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Agile Software Development 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 Agile Software Development.

1 4991 (29.17%) Scrum
2 4880 (28.52%) Java
3 3989 (23.31%) TDD
4 3676 (21.48%) JavaScript
5 3648 (21.32%) HTML
6 3132 (18.30%) Finance
7 3012 (17.60%) SQL
8 2974 (17.38%) .NET
9 2849 (16.65%) CSS
10 2735 (15.98%) C#
11 2175 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
12 2152 (12.58%) Web Services
13 2027 (11.85%) Linux
14 1862 (10.88%) BDD
15 1859 (10.86%) MVC
16 1834 (10.72%) HTML5
17 1815 (10.61%) OO
18 1814 (10.60%) SQL Server
19 1782 (10.41%) Project Management
20 1671 (9.77%) jQuery
21 1654 (9.67%) Oracle
22 1618 (9.46%) Microsoft
23 1594 (9.32%) Waterfall
24 1551 (9.06%) XML
25 1542 (9.01%) Git (software)
26 1498 (8.75%) E-Commerce
27 1446 (8.45%) Banking
28 1281 (7.49%) ASP.NET
29 1271 (7.43%) Python
30 1245 (7.28%) Spring

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Agile Software Development 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 Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 621 (3.63%) Apache
2 574 (3.35%) Node.js
3 562 (3.28%) CMS
4 532 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 421 (2.46%) Tomcat
6 314 (1.84%) JBoss
7 264 (1.54%) Confluence
8 253 (1.48%) WebLogic
9 250 (1.46%) WebSphere
10 226 (1.32%) IIS
11 139 (0.81%) Drupal
12 128 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 127 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
14 120 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
15 116 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
16 104 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
17 101 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
18 99 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 95 (0.56%) Apache Solr
20 93 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 792 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 310 (1.81%) MS Project
3 280 (1.64%) MS Office
4 208 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 164 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 158 (0.92%) Photoshop
7 86 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
8 36 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 33 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 30 (0.18%) Fireworks
11 23 (0.13%) PowerPivot
12 19 (0.11%) Mingle
13 18 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
14 13 (0.076%) InfoPath
15 11 (0.064%) SPSS
16 10 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
17 8 (0.047%) Acrobat
18 5 (0.029%) RoboHelp
18 5 (0.029%) FrameMaker
19 4 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 246 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 59 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 56 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 47 (0.27%) Magento
6 40 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 24 (0.14%) Summit
8 23 (0.13%) Maximo
9 20 (0.12%) RMDS
10 18 (0.11%) Agresso
10 18 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 18 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 14 (0.082%) SAP BPC
11 14 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
11 14 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 13 (0.076%) BusinessWorks
13 12 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
13 12 (0.070%) thinkFolio
13 12 (0.070%) IntelliMatch
14 11 (0.064%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 323 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 261 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 199 (1.16%) SaaS
4 133 (0.78%) PaaS
5 101 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 90 (0.53%) GitHub
7 83 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 68 (0.40%) IaaS
9 58 (0.34%) Force.com
10 47 (0.27%) Office 365
11 46 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 29 (0.17%) Heroku
13 16 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.076%) Amazon ELB
16 11 (0.064%) Basecamp
16 11 (0.064%) ElastiCache
16 11 (0.064%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (0.064%) Joyent
17 10 (0.058%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 483 (2.82%) HTTP
2 343 (2.00%) Internet
3 141 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 126 (0.74%) Intranet
5 104 (0.61%) Firewall
6 103 (0.60%) SSL
7 90 (0.53%) DNS
8 83 (0.49%) ATM
9 74 (0.43%) SDH
9 74 (0.43%) Ethernet
10 73 (0.43%) GSM
11 68 (0.40%) UMTS
11 68 (0.40%) RNC
11 68 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
12 63 (0.37%) SAN
13 62 (0.36%) LDAP
14 57 (0.33%) AMQP
15 45 (0.26%) VPN
16 40 (0.23%) HTTPS
17 33 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1814 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 766 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 727 (4.25%) MySQL
4 705 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 502 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
6 492 (2.88%) NoSQL
7 415 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 382 (2.23%) Big Data
9 373 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 363 (2.12%) Oracle Database
11 338 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 331 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
13 287 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 257 (1.50%) RDBMS
15 226 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 190 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
17 139 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 135 (0.79%) DB2
19 124 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
20 122 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1542 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 1131 (6.61%) Selenium
3 1116 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 1082 (6.32%) JIRA
5 1008 (5.89%) Subversion
6 850 (4.97%) Maven
7 794 (4.64%) Cucumber
8 709 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 634 (3.71%) JUnit
10 549 (3.21%) Visual Studio
11 375 (2.19%) Eclipse
12 361 (2.11%) WebDriver
13 344 (2.01%) Ant
14 316 (1.85%) TeamCity
15 284 (1.66%) NUnit
16 268 (1.57%) Jasmine
17 220 (1.29%) Grunt
18 217 (1.27%) SpecFlow
19 198 (1.16%) Hudson
19 198 (1.16%) Mockito
General
1 3132 (18.30%) Finance
2 1446 (8.45%) Banking
3 677 (3.96%) Retail
4 558 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 468 (2.74%) Front Office
6 441 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 434 (2.54%) Marketing
8 337 (1.97%) Games
9 276 (1.61%) Publishing
10 214 (1.25%) Legal
11 162 (0.95%) Back Office
12 148 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 147 (0.86%) Advertising
14 94 (0.55%) Law
15 93 (0.54%) Financial Institution
16 84 (0.49%) Electronics
17 74 (0.43%) Retail Banking
18 66 (0.39%) Automotive
19 46 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
20 39 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7441 (43.49%) Developer
2 2521 (14.73%) Analyst
3 1880 (10.99%) Java Developer
4 1587 (9.27%) Business Analyst
5 1465 (8.56%) Project Manager
6 1091 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 1011 (5.91%) Architect
8 1008 (5.89%) Senior Developer
9 742 (4.34%) C# Developer
10 580 (3.39%) Test Analyst
11 510 (2.98%) Tester
12 460 (2.69%) Front-End Developer
13 445 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
14 424 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
15 413 (2.41%) Agile Business Analyst
16 407 (2.38%) Web Developer
17 397 (2.32%) Designer
18 380 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
19 364 (2.13%) Consultant
20 339 (1.98%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3648 (21.32%) HTML
2 2974 (17.38%) .NET
3 2849 (16.65%) CSS
4 2152 (12.58%) Web Services
5 1834 (10.72%) HTML5
6 1671 (9.77%) jQuery
7 1551 (9.06%) XML
8 1281 (7.49%) ASP.NET
9 1245 (7.28%) Spring
10 1089 (6.36%) CSS3
11 1074 (6.28%) AngularJS
12 1010 (5.90%) REST
13 902 (5.27%) RESTful
13 902 (5.27%) J2EE
14 803 (4.69%) JSON
15 760 (4.44%) SOAP
16 743 (4.34%) .NET Framework
17 737 (4.31%) Hibernate
18 732 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
19 707 (4.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1149 (6.71%) User Experience
2 1113 (6.50%) Open Source
3 991 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 663 (3.87%) Mobile App
5 436 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 288 (1.68%) Derivative
7 276 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 240 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 223 (1.30%) Visualisation
10 219 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 177 (1.03%) Digital Media
12 165 (0.96%) Fixed Income
13 162 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 154 (0.90%) Algorithms
15 142 (0.83%) Data Integration
16 141 (0.82%) iPad
17 140 (0.82%) Social Media
18 116 (0.68%) Equities
19 114 (0.67%) iPhone
20 107 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2027 (11.85%) Linux
2 1051 (6.14%) UNIX
3 984 (5.75%) Windows
4 600 (3.51%) Android
5 592 (3.46%) Apple iOS
6 215 (1.26%) CentOS
7 194 (1.13%) Mac OS X
8 162 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 140 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 89 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 73 (0.43%) Solaris
12 59 (0.34%) AIX
13 47 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 47 (0.27%) Windows Phone
14 41 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 31 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
16 30 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
17 29 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (0.076%) Windows XP
19 12 (0.070%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4991 (29.17%) Scrum
2 3989 (23.31%) TDD
3 2175 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
4 1862 (10.88%) BDD
5 1859 (10.86%) MVC
6 1815 (10.61%) OO
7 1782 (10.41%) Project Management
8 1594 (9.32%) Waterfall
9 1498 (8.75%) E-Commerce
10 1079 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 1062 (6.21%) SOA
12 1034 (6.04%) PRINCE2
13 1027 (6.00%) User Stories
14 1018 (5.95%) DevOps
15 1017 (5.94%) Software Engineering
16 884 (5.17%) Kanban
17 876 (5.12%) Web Development
18 843 (4.93%) Unit Testing
19 745 (4.35%) Mentoring
20 728 (4.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4880 (28.52%) Java
2 3676 (21.48%) JavaScript
3 3012 (17.60%) SQL
4 2735 (15.98%) C#
5 1271 (7.43%) Python
6 1202 (7.02%) Ruby
7 917 (5.36%) PHP
8 557 (3.26%) Scala
9 472 (2.76%) C++
10 420 (2.45%) Perl
11 390 (2.28%) T-SQL
12 352 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 325 (1.90%) C
14 293 (1.71%) Bash Shell
15 241 (1.41%) Shell Script
16 208 (1.22%) Objective-C
17 164 (0.96%) Groovy
18 161 (0.94%) PowerShell
19 132 (0.77%) VB.NET
20 116 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 1139 (6.66%) Security Cleared
2 1082 (6.32%) Degree
3 611 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 547 (3.20%) ISEB
5 251 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 246 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 211 (1.23%) VCP4
8 196 (1.15%) PMI Certification
9 154 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 134 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 123 (0.72%) PMP
12 109 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 95 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 49 (0.29%) Sun Certification
15 44 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
16 37 (0.22%) MCTS
17 34 (0.20%) BC Cleared
18 28 (0.16%) HND
19 22 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
19 22 (0.13%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1098 (6.42%) QA
2 119 (0.70%) SLA
3 68 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 41 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 39 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.18%) P3O
7 28 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 21 (0.12%) EMIR
10 19 (0.11%) COBIT
11 18 (0.11%) ISO 9000
11 18 (0.11%) FATCA
11 18 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 13 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.058%) Basel III
13 10 (0.058%) HL7
14 9 (0.053%) WAI
15 8 (0.047%) GxP
15 8 (0.047%) PMBOK
16 7 (0.041%) MiFID
System Software
1 181 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 81 (0.47%) Docker
4 63 (0.37%) Varnish
5 54 (0.32%) vCloud
6 53 (0.31%) vSphere
7 36 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
8 34 (0.20%) HDFS
9 32 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 26 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 26 (0.15%) Hyper-V
11 21 (0.12%) Xen
12 16 (0.094%) NFS
12 16 (0.094%) KVM
13 14 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 13 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.076%) VMware ESX
14 13 (0.076%) Firmware
15 9 (0.053%) XenServer
16 7 (0.041%) Samba
Systems Management
1 783 (4.58%) Puppet
2 479 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 227 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
4 211 (1.23%) Ansible
5 155 (0.91%) Vagrant
6 136 (0.79%) Nagios
7 65 (0.38%) Salt
8 64 (0.37%) ZABBIX
9 61 (0.36%) Graphite
10 47 (0.27%) Kibana
11 33 (0.19%) Graylog
12 31 (0.18%) Cobbler
13 28 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
13 28 (0.16%) Tivoli
14 24 (0.14%) Control-M
14 24 (0.14%) logstash
15 22 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 22 (0.13%) yum
16 21 (0.12%) Zenoss
17 19 (0.11%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1654 (9.67%) Oracle
2 1618 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 318 (1.86%) VMware
4 275 (1.61%) IBM
5 270 (1.58%) SAP
6 236 (1.38%) Google
7 232 (1.36%) HP
8 198 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
9 194 (1.13%) Adobe
10 193 (1.13%) Zend
11 172 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 142 (0.83%) Sybase
13 139 (0.81%) hybris
14 125 (0.73%) Sitecore
15 113 (0.66%) TIBCO
16 89 (0.52%) Tableau
17 87 (0.51%) Informatica
18 86 (0.50%) Atlassian
19 85 (0.50%) Perforce
20 78 (0.46%) ATG
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Rate: expenses
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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London
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London
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Leatherhead, Surrey
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West Midlands
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: Up to £700 per day
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East Sussex
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Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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North West
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North West
TEKsystems
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