The table below looks at the statistics for Big Data skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Big Data over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Big Data
Rank 155 219 342
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +123
Contract jobs citing Big Data 806 550 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.07% 0.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.05% 4.90% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 403 176
Average daily rate £520 £514 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £570
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.67% -

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11427 11219 11277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 21.92% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7708 7287 6806
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 164 219
Average hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.75 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%

Big Data
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Big Data within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Big Data Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Big Data
Daily Rate Trend

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

Big Data Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Big Data
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Big Data Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Big Data Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Big Data
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Big Data Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Big Data
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 Big Data within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
England +54 779 £520 +0.97% 422
London +25 502 £550 - 252
South East +78 112 £493 +3.68% 50
City of London +20 80 £525 -8.69% 87
South West +25 43 £388 -21.71% 37
Berkshire +39 40 £500 +11.04% 10
West Midlands +10 32 £470 +23.27% 12
Reading +24 29 £500 +3.09% 5
East of England +24 27 £445 +48.33% 22
Yorkshire +9 27 £575 +24.32% 18
Oxfordshire +8 21 £520 +4.00% 7
Oxford +4 18 £535 +7.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 17 £575 - 1
North East - 16 £525 - 3
Sheffield - 15 £575 - 1
Shropshire -7 14 £470 +1.62%
Telford -8 14 £470 -
North West -35 14 £450 -5.26% 22
Tyne and Wear - 14 £525 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £525 - 3
West Sussex +17 13 £400 -13.51%
Gloucestershire +15 12 £500 +61.29% 8
Bristol +13 12 £375 +15.38% 13
Buckinghamshire +20 11 £375 -17.12% 3
Cambridgeshire +18 11 £400 +33.33% 14
Crawley +5 11 £400 +6.66%
Wiltshire +5 10 £350 +15.22% 6
Scotland -11 10 £500 +11.11% 16
West Yorkshire -3 9 £613 +37.48% 13
Leeds -13 9 £613 +37.48% 12

Big Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Big Data 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 Big Data.

1 831 (47.73%) Hadoop
2 660 (37.91%) Java
3 608 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
4 497 (28.55%) Analytics
5 440 (25.27%) SQL
6 402 (23.09%) Finance
7 380 (21.83%) Python
8 359 (20.62%) Business Intelligence
9 350 (20.10%) Apache Spark
10 346 (19.87%) Apache Hive
11 305 (17.52%) Linux
12 304 (17.46%) Scala
13 290 (16.66%) NoSQL
14 289 (16.60%) Data Warehouse
15 271 (15.57%) ETL
16 251 (14.42%) Data Modelling
17 242 (13.90%) Banking
18 233 (13.38%) Scrum
19 232 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
20 199 (11.43%) Oracle
20 199 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
21 198 (11.37%) JavaScript
22 193 (11.09%) TDD
23 190 (10.91%) Data Analytics
24 182 (10.45%) Open Source
25 176 (10.11%) HBase
26 175 (10.05%) SQL Server
27 172 (9.88%) MongoDB
28 165 (9.48%) Degree
29 153 (8.79%) Kafka

Big Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Big Data 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 Big Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 350 (20.10%) Apache Spark
2 139 (7.98%) Apache Pig
3 95 (5.46%) Apache
4 85 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
5 84 (4.82%) Node.js
6 79 (4.54%) SAS
7 49 (2.81%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.67%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.32%) Tomcat
10 22 (1.26%) Apache Solr
11 20 (1.15%) SharePoint
12 18 (1.03%) JBoss
13 17 (0.98%) Confluence
14 16 (0.92%) nginx
14 16 (0.92%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.75%) Jetty
16 12 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
17 11 (0.63%) CMS
18 9 (0.52%) Sonic ESB
19 8 (0.46%) Mule
Applications
1 41 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.01%) SPSS
3 11 (0.63%) MS Office
3 11 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.57%) MS Project
5 7 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Stata
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.057%) Simulink
8 1 (0.057%) Weka
Business Applications
1 12 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.23%) Relativity
3 3 (0.17%) Unica
4 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Revive Adserver
4 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.057%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.057%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.057%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.057%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 199 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (1.26%) Amazon S3
5 19 (1.09%) IaaS
6 18 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
7 15 (0.86%) GitHub
8 14 (0.80%) SaaS
9 12 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
10 11 (0.63%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.52%) Route 53
12 6 (0.34%) PaaS
13 5 (0.29%) Amazon Glacier
13 5 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.14%) Internet
2 27 (1.55%) Firewall
3 22 (1.26%) HTTP
4 16 (0.92%) DNS
5 15 (0.86%) Kerberos
6 14 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.63%) SAN
8 10 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (0.57%) VPN
9 9 (0.52%) SNMP
9 9 (0.52%) VLAN
10 8 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (0.46%) SMTP
11 7 (0.40%) FCoE
11 7 (0.40%) iSCSI
11 7 (0.40%) LAN
11 7 (0.40%) LDAP
11 7 (0.40%) SNA
11 7 (0.40%) SSL
11 7 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 831 (47.73%) Hadoop
2 346 (19.87%) Apache Hive
3 290 (16.66%) NoSQL
4 289 (16.60%) Data Warehouse
5 176 (10.11%) HBase
6 175 (10.05%) SQL Server
7 172 (9.88%) MongoDB
8 135 (7.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 85 (4.88%) Relational Database
10 84 (4.82%) MySQL
11 81 (4.65%) Data Mining
12 79 (4.54%) Impala
13 73 (4.19%) Pentaho
14 68 (3.91%) QlikView
15 62 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 52 (2.99%) Oracle Database
17 47 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
17 47 (2.70%) Sqoop
18 45 (2.58%) RDBMS
19 42 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 84 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 51 (2.93%) JIRA
4 50 (2.87%) Maven
5 38 (2.18%) Selenium
6 36 (2.07%) Subversion
7 33 (1.90%) JUnit
8 26 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (1.38%) Talend Open Studio
10 20 (1.15%) Ant
11 17 (0.98%) Hudson
11 17 (0.98%) Mockito
12 15 (0.86%) Gradle
12 15 (0.86%) Visual Studio
13 14 (0.80%) Mercurial
14 12 (0.69%) Cucumber
14 12 (0.69%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.69%) JMeter
15 9 (0.52%) IntelliJ
15 9 (0.52%) Log4j
General
1 402 (23.09%) Finance
2 242 (13.90%) Banking
3 83 (4.77%) Marketing
4 75 (4.31%) Retail
5 72 (4.14%) Investment Banking
6 50 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 47 (2.70%) Publishing
8 35 (2.01%) Front Office
9 18 (1.03%) Advertising
10 17 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.80%) Games
12 14 (0.80%) Legal
13 13 (0.75%) Electronics
14 10 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (0.57%) Military
14 10 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.52%) Automotive
15 9 (0.52%) Law
16 8 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 629 (36.13%) Developer
2 333 (19.13%) Architect
3 234 (13.44%) Big Data Developer
4 185 (10.63%) Java Developer
5 164 (9.42%) Data Architect
6 161 (9.25%) Hadoop Developer
7 156 (8.96%) Analyst
8 108 (6.20%) Big Data Architect
9 106 (6.09%) Senior Developer
9 106 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
10 104 (5.97%) Consultant
11 93 (5.34%) Big Data Engineer
12 82 (4.71%) Scala Developer
13 61 (3.50%) Business Analyst
14 57 (3.27%) Data Scientist
15 56 (3.22%) SQL Developer
16 55 (3.16%) Data Analyst
17 54 (3.10%) Hadoop Engineer
17 54 (3.10%) Project Manager
18 48 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (8.79%) Kafka
2 146 (8.39%) Web Services
3 116 (6.66%) HTML
4 102 (5.86%) AngularJS
5 95 (5.46%) .NET
6 83 (4.77%) RESTful
7 73 (4.19%) HTML5
8 71 (4.08%) Spring
9 70 (4.02%) JSON
10 69 (3.96%) XML
11 63 (3.62%) CSS
12 59 (3.39%) J2EE
13 57 (3.27%) Apache Avro
14 50 (2.87%) jQuery
14 50 (2.87%) SOAP
15 48 (2.76%) REST
16 36 (2.07%) Natural Language Processing
17 33 (1.90%) Akka
18 29 (1.67%) Hibernate
19 27 (1.55%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 232 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (7.41%) Visualisation
3 89 (5.11%) Computer Science
4 82 (4.71%) Algorithms
5 73 (4.19%) Data Integration
6 58 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 55 (3.16%) Statistics
8 52 (2.99%) Data Structures
9 48 (2.76%) Mathematics
10 40 (2.30%) Credit Risk
10 40 (2.30%) Data Centre
11 32 (1.84%) Internet of Things
11 32 (1.84%) User Experience
12 31 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (1.72%) Management Information System
14 26 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (1.15%) Reference Data
16 19 (1.09%) Fixed Income
16 19 (1.09%) Semantic Web
17 18 (1.03%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 305 (17.52%) Linux
2 139 (7.98%) Unix
3 125 (7.18%) Windows
4 36 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (1.78%) CentOS
6 23 (1.32%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.75%) Solaris
7 13 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.46%) Android
11 7 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.23%) Debian
13 3 (0.17%) AIX
13 3 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.11%) HPUX
15 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (28.55%) Analytics
3 359 (20.62%) Business Intelligence
4 271 (15.57%) ETL
5 251 (14.42%) Data Modelling
6 233 (13.38%) Scrum
7 193 (11.09%) TDD
8 190 (10.91%) Data Analytics
9 182 (10.45%) Open Source
10 150 (8.62%) DevOps
11 149 (8.56%) Data Analysis
12 129 (7.41%) MapReduce
13 125 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
14 119 (6.84%) Machine Learning
15 115 (6.61%) Software Engineering
16 104 (5.97%) Data Management
17 99 (5.69%) Data Architecture
18 83 (4.77%) E-Commerce
19 81 (4.65%) Mentoring
20 76 (4.37%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 660 (37.91%) Java
2 440 (25.27%) SQL
3 380 (21.83%) Python
4 304 (17.46%) Scala
5 198 (11.37%) JavaScript
6 149 (8.56%) R
7 84 (4.82%) Perl
8 82 (4.71%) C#
9 74 (4.25%) C++
10 67 (3.85%) PHP
11 65 (3.73%) Bash Shell
12 63 (3.62%) Ruby
13 54 (3.10%) Shell Script
14 42 (2.41%) PL/SQL
15 39 (2.24%) T-SQL
16 37 (2.13%) C
17 29 (1.67%) PowerShell
18 22 (1.26%) MATLAB
19 19 (1.09%) VBA
20 16 (0.92%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 165 (9.48%) Degree
2 101 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 50 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.64%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.86%) CCNA
5 15 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.69%) PhD
8 11 (0.63%) CISSP
8 11 (0.63%) ISEB
8 11 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (0.52%) SAS Certification
10 8 (0.46%) CCNP
10 8 (0.46%) RHCE
11 7 (0.40%) CISM
11 7 (0.40%) PMP
12 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.34%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.29%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.37%) Data Quality
2 67 (3.85%) QA
3 15 (0.86%) SLA
4 9 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.34%) Dublin Core
8 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) Basel III
10 1 (0.057%) Basel II
10 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.057%) MiFID
System Software
1 126 (7.24%) HDFS
2 71 (4.08%) Apache Flume
3 56 (3.22%) Docker
4 33 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (1.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 13 (0.75%) Active Directory
7 9 (0.52%) iptables
7 9 (0.52%) KVM
7 9 (0.52%) NFS
8 5 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.29%) vSphere
8 5 (0.29%) XenServer
9 4 (0.23%) Varnish
9 4 (0.23%) vCloud
10 3 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.17%) XenApp
11 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.11%) Xen
12 1 (0.057%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 71 (4.08%) Puppet
2 67 (3.85%) Oozie
3 60 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.30%) Hadoop YARN
5 39 (2.24%) Ansible
6 32 (1.84%) Mesos
7 22 (1.26%) Ambari
8 16 (0.92%) StatsD
9 12 (0.69%) Kubernetes
9 12 (0.69%) Nagios
10 10 (0.57%) logstash
11 9 (0.52%) Kibana
12 8 (0.46%) Graphite
13 7 (0.40%) Terraform
14 6 (0.34%) Cacti
14 6 (0.34%) FreeIPA
14 6 (0.34%) SELinux
15 5 (0.29%) Check_MK
16 4 (0.23%) QRadar
16 4 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 199 (11.43%) Oracle
2 132 (7.58%) Tableau
3 124 (7.12%) Cloudera
4 86 (4.94%) Microsoft
4 86 (4.94%) Teradata
5 73 (4.19%) Informatica
6 67 (3.85%) Hortonworks
7 64 (3.68%) IBM
8 60 (3.45%) SAP
9 52 (2.99%) Red Hat
10 50 (2.87%) Splunk
11 38 (2.18%) Google
11 38 (2.18%) MapR
12 36 (2.07%) VMware
13 35 (2.01%) Alteryx
14 32 (1.84%) Cognos
15 24 (1.38%) Talend
16 23 (1.32%) Cisco
17 22 (1.26%) Citrix
18 21 (1.21%) HP
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London
TEKsystems
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City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £550 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £450 - 520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Rate: Highly attractive and flexible rate
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £475 - £500+ per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £575 per day + DOE
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Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
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Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
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Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Montash
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Preferred Choice
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Square One Resources
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People Source Consulting
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Axiom Software Solutions
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TEKsystems
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Posted: 5 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
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Streamline Connections
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Hydrogen Group
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oliver Bernard
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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Vivid Resourcing
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Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
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