The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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 Cisco Systems, Inc.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
UK
Rank 43 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1954 2120 2204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.29% 4.14% 4.27%
As % of the Vendors category 9.65% 9.56% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 1235 1254
Median daily rate £375 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £217 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 93 106
Median hourly rate £26.63 £23.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.52% +5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.61 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £24.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.08% +12.94%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20244 22187 23474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.48% 43.33% 45.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12562 13276 13436
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 837 949
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £55.00 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cisco as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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
England -3 1742 £385 +2.66% 438
London -7 617 £400 - 168
South East +1 514 £400 +10.72% 93
Hampshire -1 182 £425 +11.84% 27
Berkshire -2 138 £394 +5.00% 18
West Midlands +32 132 £361 -17.42% 36
South West -9 118 £325 -9.09% 32
City of London +11 107 £425 +4.61% 48
North West -3 98 £350 +7.27% 34
Scotland +22 97 £325 - 6
Yorkshire -18 93 £400 +6.66% 29
Buckinghamshire +34 72 £425 +50.44% 7
East of England -24 70 £375 +3.44% 32
Milton Keynes +43 63 £425 +29.77% 1
Wales +23 61 £350 +27.27% 3
South Wales +26 54 £356 +42.50% 3
West Yorkshire -10 53 £425 +13.33% 19
Birmingham +23 51 £300 - 14
Reading -7 49 £394 +3.61% 13
Surrey -15 48 £325 -15.58% 22
East Midlands +3 45 £313 -3.84% 11
North East +8 43 £360 +6.66% 3
Bristol +2 40 £370 +5.71% 12
Manchester -11 40 £332 -3.49% 21
Newcastle upon Tyne +27 39 £360 +60.00% 2
Tyne and Wear +12 39 £360 +47.69% 3
Leeds -13 36 £400 +4.23% 10
Wiltshire -16 36 £300 -17.24% 6
Edinburgh +28 34 £440 +17.33% 4
Solihull +1 34 £275 -37.14% 1

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cisco.

1 1715 (41.25%) Firewall
2 1645 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1155 (27.78%) LAN
4 1077 (25.90%) WAN
5 1053 (25.32%) CCNP
6 1004 (24.15%) Windows
7 929 (22.34%) VMware
8 872 (20.97%) Security Cleared
9 865 (20.80%) CCNA
10 844 (20.30%) CheckPoint
11 810 (19.48%) Juniper
12 751 (18.06%) Microsoft
13 737 (17.72%) Data Centre
14 717 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
15 708 (17.03%) SC Cleared
16 700 (16.84%) ITIL
17 684 (16.45%) F5
18 615 (14.79%) Wireless
19 581 (13.97%) Active Directory
20 558 (13.42%) VPN
21 552 (13.28%) Linux
22 544 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
23 543 (13.06%) Cisco Nexus
24 522 (12.55%) Network Security
24 522 (12.55%) Finance
25 496 (11.93%) Windows Server
26 448 (10.77%) MPLS
27 437 (10.51%) TCP/IP
28 420 (10.10%) VoIP
29 416 (10.00%) CCIE

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 211 (5.07%) MS Exchange
2 152 (3.66%) Skype for Business
3 94 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 89 (2.14%) Apache
5 59 (1.42%) IIS
6 55 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 53 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 45 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 41 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 41 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 41 (0.99%) JBoss
10 36 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 36 (0.87%) iPlanet
11 28 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
12 24 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 21 (0.51%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.38%) IBM Notes
15 14 (0.34%) nginx
16 12 (0.29%) CMS
16 12 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 251 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 213 (5.12%) MS Office
3 77 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.22%) MS Project
7 2 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.048%) InDesign
7 2 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 24 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.24%) assyst
5 5 (0.12%) Eikon
6 4 (0.096%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.072%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.072%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.048%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.024%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.024%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 188 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 154 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 142 (3.42%) Office 365
4 52 (1.25%) IaaS
5 37 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (0.87%) PaaS
7 25 (0.60%) SaaS
8 15 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.31%) Akamai
10 12 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.12%) SoftLayer
14 4 (0.096%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.096%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.072%) Adobe Analytics
16 2 (0.048%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.048%) GitHub
16 2 (0.048%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1715 (41.25%) Firewall
2 1155 (27.78%) LAN
3 1077 (25.90%) WAN
4 717 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
5 615 (14.79%) Wireless
6 558 (13.42%) VPN
7 543 (13.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 522 (12.55%) Network Security
9 448 (10.77%) MPLS
10 437 (10.51%) TCP/IP
11 420 (10.10%) VoIP
12 408 (9.81%) DNS
13 406 (9.76%) BGP
14 400 (9.62%) OSPF
15 321 (7.72%) SAN
16 292 (7.02%) DHCP
17 249 (5.99%) VLAN
18 233 (5.60%) Internet
19 225 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
20 198 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 35 (0.84%) MySQL
3 34 (0.82%) Oracle Database
3 34 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (0.63%) Big Data
5 26 (0.63%) Hadoop
6 23 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (0.46%) HBase
8 13 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
10 11 (0.26%) Apache Hive
10 11 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.24%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.22%) Sqoop
13 8 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.19%) Apache Zeppelin
14 7 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (0.65%) Subversion
2 24 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 23 (0.55%) GCC
3 23 (0.55%) GDB
3 23 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 23 (0.55%) Trac
4 18 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 18 (0.43%) Vagrant
4 18 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 15 (0.36%) JIRA
6 7 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.14%) StarTeam
7 6 (0.14%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.096%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.072%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.072%) Rational Application Developer
9 3 (0.072%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.072%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 522 (12.55%) Finance
2 365 (8.78%) Telecoms
3 184 (4.43%) Banking
4 103 (2.48%) Retail
5 63 (1.52%) Law
6 49 (1.18%) Legal
7 38 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 30 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 23 (0.55%) Back Office
9 23 (0.55%) Billing
10 21 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.48%) Electronics
11 20 (0.48%) Local Government
11 20 (0.48%) Marketing
12 15 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.26%) Advertising
13 11 (0.26%) French Language
13 11 (0.26%) Games
14 10 (0.24%) Military
15 8 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1353 (32.54%) Network Engineer
2 581 (13.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 476 (11.45%) Architect
4 397 (9.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 359 (8.63%) Analyst
6 225 (5.41%) Consultant
7 221 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 214 (5.15%) Security Engineer
9 213 (5.12%) Support Engineer
10 206 (4.95%) Network Architect
11 171 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
12 168 (4.04%) Network Security Engineer
13 155 (3.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 138 (3.32%) Network Analyst
15 129 (3.10%) Project Manager
16 120 (2.89%) Administrator
16 120 (2.89%) Network Support
17 106 (2.55%) Support Analyst
18 104 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
19 100 (2.41%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (2.43%) 802.1X
2 65 (1.56%) Web Services
3 61 (1.47%) XMPP
4 43 (1.03%) Middleware
5 40 (0.96%) J2EE
6 32 (0.77%) XML
7 23 (0.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 23 (0.55%) STL
8 18 (0.43%) CSS
9 15 (0.36%) .NET
10 14 (0.34%) HTML
10 14 (0.34%) SAML
10 14 (0.34%) XSLT
11 12 (0.29%) LAMP
12 10 (0.24%) Kafka
12 10 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 10 (0.24%) Regular Expression
12 10 (0.24%) Software Packaging
13 9 (0.22%) Rendezvous
13 9 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 737 (17.72%) Data Centre
2 202 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 108 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
5 89 (2.14%) Clustering
6 72 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 62 (1.49%) EMC VNX
8 58 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 54 (1.30%) IVR
10 53 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 53 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 50 (1.20%) Driving Licence
12 49 (1.18%) PKI
13 48 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 43 (1.03%) NHS
15 41 (0.99%) Virtual Team
16 37 (0.89%) CMDB
17 35 (0.84%) EMC VMAX
18 33 (0.79%) Replication
19 29 (0.70%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1004 (24.15%) Windows
2 552 (13.28%) Linux
3 496 (11.93%) Windows Server
4 270 (6.49%) Unix
5 254 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 234 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 204 (4.91%) Windows 7
8 149 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 126 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 111 (2.67%) Windows 10
11 110 (2.65%) Solaris
12 46 (1.11%) AIX
13 44 (1.06%) Android
14 43 (1.03%) CentOS
15 34 (0.82%) Windows 8
16 29 (0.70%) SUSE
17 26 (0.63%) Windows XP
18 24 (0.58%) Mac OS X
19 22 (0.53%) HPUX
20 17 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (16.84%) ITIL
2 393 (9.45%) Network Design
3 320 (7.70%) Migration
4 264 (6.35%) Load Balancing
5 209 (5.03%) Service Management
6 205 (4.93%) Project Management
7 202 (4.86%) Network Management
8 161 (3.87%) Change Management
9 148 (3.56%) High Availability
10 142 (3.42%) Information Security
11 133 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
12 130 (3.13%) Service Delivery
13 120 (2.89%) PRINCE2
14 110 (2.65%) Network Architecture
15 107 (2.57%) Problem Management
16 105 (2.53%) Configuration Management
17 99 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
18 96 (2.31%) ITIL V3
19 95 (2.28%) Customer Requirements
20 94 (2.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 184 (4.43%) SQL
2 136 (3.27%) PowerShell
3 94 (2.26%) Python
4 80 (1.92%) C
5 68 (1.64%) Java
6 55 (1.32%) Perl
7 39 (0.94%) C++
8 35 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 24 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 24 (0.58%) VBScript
10 22 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 22 (0.53%) Ruby
11 21 (0.51%) C#
12 15 (0.36%) VB
13 13 (0.31%) PHP
14 7 (0.17%) Korn
15 6 (0.14%) R
15 6 (0.14%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.12%) Lisp
17 4 (0.096%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1645 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1053 (25.32%) CCNP
3 872 (20.97%) Security Cleared
4 865 (20.80%) CCNA
5 708 (17.03%) SC Cleared
6 416 (10.00%) CCIE
7 205 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 194 (4.67%) Degree
9 137 (3.29%) MCSE
10 133 (3.20%) CCDP
11 116 (2.79%) JNCIA
12 114 (2.74%) DV Cleared
13 108 (2.60%) CCSE
14 106 (2.55%) CCSA
15 88 (2.12%) CISSP
16 68 (1.64%) CCIP
17 63 (1.52%) MCSA
18 60 (1.44%) CCDA
19 58 (1.39%) MCP
20 56 (1.35%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (4.35%) SLA
2 90 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 87 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.60%) QA
5 23 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 20 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.41%) COBIT
8 14 (0.34%) ISO27002
9 11 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.24%) HIPAA
11 9 (0.22%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.22%) PMO
12 8 (0.19%) PA-DSS
13 6 (0.14%) GPG13
13 6 (0.14%) RMADS
14 5 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.072%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.048%) COSO
16 2 (0.048%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.048%) SAS 70
System Software
1 581 (13.97%) Active Directory
2 544 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 165 (3.97%) vSphere
5 95 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
6 81 (1.95%) VMware ESX
7 76 (1.83%) XenApp
8 61 (1.47%) ProxySG
9 58 (1.39%) vCloud
10 37 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 33 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
12 32 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 30 (0.72%) Firmware
14 27 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
15 25 (0.60%) NFS
15 25 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
16 24 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
17 22 (0.53%) XenServer
18 21 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
19 20 (0.48%) KVM
Systems Management
1 176 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 131 (3.15%) FortiGate
3 103 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
3 103 (2.48%) SCCM
4 86 (2.07%) Puppet
5 81 (1.95%) Cisco UCCX
6 71 (1.71%) Nagios
7 65 (1.56%) Cisco UCCE
8 62 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (1.08%) NetBackup
10 42 (1.01%) vRealize
11 40 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 36 (0.87%) Nessus
13 34 (0.82%) WSUS
14 32 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 31 (0.75%) SCOM
16 29 (0.70%) Backup Exec
17 27 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
18 26 (0.63%) Ansible
19 25 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 929 (22.34%) VMware
2 844 (20.30%) CheckPoint
3 810 (19.48%) Juniper
4 751 (18.06%) Microsoft
5 684 (16.45%) F5
6 410 (9.86%) HP
7 369 (8.87%) Citrix
8 330 (7.94%) Palo Alto
9 230 (5.53%) Fortinet
10 217 (5.22%) Blue Coat
11 205 (4.93%) EMC
12 177 (4.26%) NetApp
13 170 (4.09%) Red Hat
14 164 (3.94%) Oracle
15 158 (3.80%) Riverbed
16 157 (3.78%) SolarWinds
17 143 (3.44%) Aruba
18 135 (3.25%) Avaya
19 126 (3.03%) Brocade
20 123 (2.96%) Dell
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Venn Group
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Hays Talent Solutions
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Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
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Experis Ltd
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Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Austin Fraser
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
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City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + None
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London
JM
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Posted: 22 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
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Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £100000 per annum + Market Rates
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Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
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London
ComputAppoint
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
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Michael Bailey Associates
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
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London
Marcus Donald People
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Austin Fraser
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
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Complete Tech Limited
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Certes Computing Ltd
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London
Square One Resources
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AAP3
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