The table below looks at the statistics for Configuration Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Configuration Management over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Configuration Management
Rank 82 105 130
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +25
Contract jobs citing Configuration Management 1443 1204 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.71% 2.06% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.57% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 709 606
Median daily rate £450 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £11.25 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.52 £42.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.70
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.99%

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
44128 46836 44243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.32% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 30462 27410
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1273 1191
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Configuration Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Configuration Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Configuration Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Configuration Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Configuration Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Configuration Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Configuration Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Configuration Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Configuration Management
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 Configuration Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
England +19 1352 £463 +8.82% 224
London +37 647 £500 +11.11% 89
South East +34 235 £450 +12.50% 49
City of London +45 106 £450 -4.00% 22
West Midlands +19 89 £475 +21.79% 11
North East -1 84 £300 -36.50% 3
Yorkshire -10 82 £460 +31.42% 18
Tyne and Wear -2 78 £300 -32.58% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 77 £290 -38.62% 3
Hampshire +29 73 £363 -5.22% 20
West Yorkshire -3 73 £438 +25.00% 15
Berkshire +32 67 £500 +25.00% 13
South West -14 66 £405 -4.70% 19
North West -14 64 £425 - 18
East of England -8 50 £425 +6.25% 8
Scotland +1 49 £323 -16.77% 9
Leeds -17 49 £550 +57.14% 9
East Midlands +17 37 £400 +17.30% 5
Wales +31 35 £488 +26.62% 5
Surrey +4 31 £450 +21.62% 9
Manchester +3 31 £450 -5.26% 14
Reading +27 28 £388 -18.42% 6
Birmingham +1 28 £495 +32.00% 2
Shropshire +1 26 £500 -16.66% 1
Telford -1 24 £500 -16.66% 1
Bristol -13 23 £375 -1.63% 7
South Wales +18 22 £475 +26.66% 3
Croydon -5 22 £495 +10.00%
West Sussex +6 20 £388 -10.91%
Oxfordshire -1 20 £413 - 2

Configuration Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Configuration Management 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 Configuration Management.

1 1450 (47.74%) Linux
2 1114 (36.68%) DevOps
3 1111 (36.58%) Puppet
4 1087 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
5 838 (27.59%) Git (software)
6 756 (24.89%) Amazon AWS
7 748 (24.63%) Continuous Integration
8 695 (22.88%) Jenkins
9 670 (22.06%) Ansible
10 640 (21.07%) Unix
11 625 (20.58%) Java
12 622 (20.48%) Security Cleared
13 605 (19.92%) Windows
14 576 (18.97%) Python
15 567 (18.67%) Ruby
16 546 (17.98%) Opscode Chef
17 524 (17.25%) ITIL
18 516 (16.99%) Docker
19 496 (16.33%) VMware
20 460 (15.15%) SC Cleared
21 446 (14.69%) Finance
22 442 (14.55%) SQL
23 424 (13.96%) Oracle
24 422 (13.90%) Open Source
25 413 (13.60%) Microsoft
26 371 (12.22%) Perl
27 356 (11.72%) Scrum
28 354 (11.66%) Service Management
28 354 (11.66%) JIRA
29 340 (11.20%) DNS

Configuration Management
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
1 338 (11.13%) Apache
2 216 (7.11%) Tomcat
3 203 (6.68%) Confluence
4 156 (5.14%) nginx
5 150 (4.94%) OpenStack
6 148 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
7 130 (4.28%) IIS
8 115 (3.79%) SharePoint
9 83 (2.73%) JBoss
10 82 (2.70%) WebLogic
11 74 (2.44%) WebSphere
12 39 (1.28%) CMS
13 37 (1.22%) Jetty
14 34 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
15 29 (0.95%) MS Exchange
16 28 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
17 26 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
18 24 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 20 (0.66%) Apache Spark
20 19 (0.63%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 204 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 75 (2.47%) HipChat
3 68 (2.24%) MS Office
4 38 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.99%) MS Project
7 12 (0.40%) Simulink
8 8 (0.26%) ProjectWise
9 7 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.13%) CATIA
11 3 (0.099%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.033%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 17 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.43%) OpenText MBPM
6 13 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 13 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
7 11 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 6 (0.20%) CA PPM
8 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.13%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.099%) LabWindows
11 3 (0.099%) LatentZero
11 3 (0.099%) Maximo
11 3 (0.099%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.099%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 756 (24.89%) Amazon AWS
2 227 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (4.71%) IaaS
4 132 (4.35%) GitHub
5 126 (4.15%) PaaS
6 85 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 71 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
8 57 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
9 55 (1.81%) SaaS
10 38 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 38 (1.25%) Amazon S3
11 35 (1.15%) Office 365
12 28 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (0.79%) Route 53
14 20 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
14 20 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 18 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
16 17 (0.56%) Google App Engine
17 13 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 340 (11.20%) DNS
2 247 (8.13%) HTTP
3 245 (8.07%) TCP/IP
4 188 (6.19%) Firewall
5 147 (4.84%) SSL
6 115 (3.79%) SAN
7 107 (3.52%) SSH
8 102 (3.36%) DHCP
9 95 (3.13%) VPN
10 89 (2.93%) Internet
11 76 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
11 76 (2.50%) OpenVPN
12 75 (2.47%) WAN
13 67 (2.21%) LDAP
14 64 (2.11%) Network Security
15 59 (1.94%) LAN
16 51 (1.68%) IPsec
17 42 (1.38%) FTP
18 37 (1.22%) VLAN
19 35 (1.15%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (9.29%) MySQL
2 234 (7.70%) Relational Database
3 228 (7.51%) PostgreSQL
4 198 (6.52%) NoSQL
5 189 (6.22%) SQL Server
6 167 (5.50%) MongoDB
7 117 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 67 (2.21%) Oracle Database
9 64 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 51 (1.68%) Big Data
11 45 (1.48%) RDBMS
12 37 (1.22%) Redis
13 36 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
14 31 (1.02%) DB2
15 30 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
16 28 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
17 26 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
18 22 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
19 21 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
20 18 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 838 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 695 (22.88%) Jenkins
3 354 (11.66%) JIRA
4 334 (11.00%) Subversion
5 225 (7.41%) Maven
6 185 (6.09%) Ant
7 148 (4.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 136 (4.48%) JUnit
9 112 (3.69%) Vagrant
10 104 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 98 (3.23%) ClearCase
12 96 (3.16%) Bitbucket
13 90 (2.96%) TeamCity
14 89 (2.93%) JIRA Agile
15 88 (2.90%) GitLab
15 88 (2.90%) SonarQube
16 86 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 82 (2.70%) Artifactory
18 81 (2.67%) Hudson
19 72 (2.37%) Liquibase
General
1 446 (14.69%) Finance
2 127 (4.18%) Banking
3 69 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 68 (2.24%) Retail
5 57 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 48 (1.58%) Back Office
7 45 (1.48%) Marketing
8 36 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 34 (1.12%) Legal
10 32 (1.05%) Front Office
11 31 (1.02%) Publishing
12 25 (0.82%) Games
13 23 (0.76%) Law
14 20 (0.66%) Electronics
15 18 (0.59%) Military
16 16 (0.53%) Automotive
16 16 (0.53%) General Ledger
17 15 (0.49%) Investment Banking
18 11 (0.36%) Billing
19 9 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 690 (22.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 423 (13.93%) Developer
3 211 (6.95%) Analyst
4 190 (6.26%) Architect
5 185 (6.09%) Linux Engineer
6 170 (5.60%) AWS Engineer
7 161 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
8 153 (5.04%) Consultant
9 150 (4.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 138 (4.54%) Administrator
11 109 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 109 (3.59%) Senior DevOps
12 99 (3.26%) Java Developer
13 98 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
14 95 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 92 (3.03%) Configuration Manager
15 92 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 90 (2.96%) Support Engineer
17 87 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
18 75 (2.47%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (8.17%) HTML
2 239 (7.87%) .NET
3 223 (7.34%) Web Services
4 207 (6.82%) CSS
5 190 (6.26%) REST
6 168 (5.53%) JSON
7 153 (5.04%) Middleware
8 133 (4.38%) ELK Stack
9 119 (3.92%) Ajax
10 111 (3.65%) HTML5
11 108 (3.56%) Spring
12 106 (3.49%) Node.js
13 105 (3.46%) LAMP
14 99 (3.26%) Play Framework
14 99 (3.26%) XML
15 96 (3.16%) MCollective
16 93 (3.06%) CSS3
17 88 (2.90%) RESTful
17 88 (2.90%) Software Packaging
18 87 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 185 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (5.07%) Data Centre
3 150 (4.94%) CMDB
4 132 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 102 (3.36%) Private Cloud
6 61 (2.01%) Clustering
7 56 (1.84%) Visualisation
8 55 (1.81%) Public Cloud
9 54 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 47 (1.55%) Computer Science
11 46 (1.51%) Derivative
12 37 (1.22%) User Experience
13 32 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 32 (1.05%) Replication
13 32 (1.05%) Wiki
14 31 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 22 (0.72%) Mainframe
16 21 (0.69%) Hedge funds
16 21 (0.69%) Statistics
17 19 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1450 (47.74%) Linux
2 640 (21.07%) Unix
3 605 (19.92%) Windows
4 303 (9.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 270 (8.89%) Windows Server
6 251 (8.26%) CentOS
7 145 (4.77%) Solaris
8 134 (4.41%) AIX
9 91 (3.00%) CoreOS
10 89 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 85 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 76 (2.50%) Mac OS X
13 71 (2.34%) Ubuntu
14 61 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
15 45 (1.48%) Windows 7
16 28 (0.92%) VMS
17 27 (0.89%) Windows XP
18 26 (0.86%) Fedora
19 20 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
20 18 (0.59%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1114 (36.68%) DevOps
2 1087 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
3 748 (24.63%) Continuous Integration
4 524 (17.25%) ITIL
5 422 (13.90%) Open Source
6 356 (11.72%) Scrum
7 354 (11.66%) Service Management
8 261 (8.59%) Continuous Delivery
9 260 (8.56%) Release Management
10 241 (7.94%) Project Management
11 236 (7.77%) Change Management
12 188 (6.19%) Software Engineering
13 179 (5.89%) SDLC
14 172 (5.66%) Migration
15 164 (5.40%) TDD
16 145 (4.77%) Workflow
17 142 (4.68%) Mentoring
18 140 (4.61%) Automated Testing
18 140 (4.61%) Problem Management
18 140 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 625 (20.58%) Java
2 576 (18.97%) Python
3 567 (18.67%) Ruby
4 442 (14.55%) SQL
5 371 (12.22%) Perl
6 302 (9.94%) Bash Shell
7 276 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 276 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 255 (8.40%) JavaScript
9 215 (7.08%) C#
10 145 (4.77%) C++
10 145 (4.77%) Scala
11 142 (4.68%) PHP
12 123 (4.05%) Go
13 114 (3.75%) C
14 76 (2.50%) PL/SQL
15 64 (2.11%) VB
16 45 (1.48%) Korn
17 40 (1.32%) T-SQL
18 38 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 622 (20.48%) Security Cleared
2 460 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 125 (4.12%) Degree
4 96 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 64 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 43 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (1.25%) RHCE
8 37 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
10 34 (1.12%) CCNA
11 33 (1.09%) AWS Certification
12 26 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (0.86%) MCSE
12 26 (0.86%) PMI Certification
13 23 (0.76%) CCNP
14 20 (0.66%) AAT
15 19 (0.63%) PMP
16 17 (0.56%) ISTQB
17 16 (0.53%) BC Cleared
18 14 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (2.96%) SLA
2 87 (2.86%) QA
3 52 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 34 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 32 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.46%) COBIT
8 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.20%) MISRA
9 6 (0.20%) MISRA C
10 5 (0.16%) Def Stans
10 5 (0.16%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.13%) DO-178B
11 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.13%) RMADS
11 4 (0.13%) TickIT
12 3 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 3 (0.099%) ISO22301
12 3 (0.099%) JTAG
System Software
1 516 (16.99%) Docker
2 305 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (6.75%) Active Directory
4 95 (3.13%) vCloud
5 87 (2.86%) Postfix
6 83 (2.73%) etcd
6 83 (2.73%) flannel
7 78 (2.57%) Squid
8 66 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
9 63 (2.07%) Ceph
10 62 (2.04%) GlusterFS
11 58 (1.91%) KVM
11 58 (1.91%) vSphere
12 41 (1.35%) Hyper-V
13 39 (1.28%) Xen
14 35 (1.15%) Samba
15 33 (1.09%) NFS
16 32 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
17 30 (0.99%) Firmware
17 30 (0.99%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1111 (36.58%) Puppet
2 670 (22.06%) Ansible
3 546 (17.98%) Opscode Chef
4 233 (7.67%) Kubernetes
5 183 (6.03%) logstash
6 175 (5.76%) Terraform
7 155 (5.10%) Nagios
8 106 (3.49%) Kibana
9 101 (3.33%) ZABBIX
10 95 (3.13%) HAProxy
11 94 (3.10%) SCCM
12 84 (2.77%) Graphite
12 84 (2.77%) Rancher
13 77 (2.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 77 (2.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 66 (2.17%) rkt
15 65 (2.14%) Packer
16 58 (1.91%) SCOM
17 50 (1.65%) Salt
18 34 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 496 (16.33%) VMware
2 424 (13.96%) Oracle
3 413 (13.60%) Microsoft
4 331 (10.90%) Red Hat
5 170 (5.60%) HP
6 147 (4.84%) IBM
7 122 (4.02%) Atlassian
8 117 (3.85%) Splunk
9 100 (3.29%) Cisco
10 94 (3.10%) ServiceNow
11 87 (2.86%) Google
12 75 (2.47%) Sonatype
13 67 (2.21%) Citrix
14 61 (2.01%) EMC
15 54 (1.78%) BMC
16 50 (1.65%) Remedy
17 48 (1.58%) Rackspace
18 45 (1.48%) F5
19 41 (1.35%) CA
20 37 (1.22%) SAP
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
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London
Spring Technology
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London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £495.50 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Cheshire
Oscar
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Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
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London
Experis Ltd
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London
Senitor Associates
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City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
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London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
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Bristol, Avon
Fuse
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