The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 161 173 190
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 865 740 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.31% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.72% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 459 322
Average daily rate
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£420 £410 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.75 £13.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.03 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £24.71
% change year-on-year
+44.73% -23.09%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Continuous Improvement
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 Continuous Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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 +5 783 £420 +3.70% 345
London -34 304 £450 +5.88% 105
South East +23 148 £420 +7.34% 78
North West +18 109 £400 +9.73% 27
West Midlands +34 67 £395 +5.33% 14
Scotland +30 60 £350 -13.58% 18
City of London +6 51 £469 +4.16% 20
Berkshire +20 50 £420 +29.23% 14
Manchester +2 44 £366 +22.08% 16
Hampshire +27 38 £400 -1.23% 11
East of England +5 37 £375 -14.04% 20
Birmingham +27 36 £313 -21.87% 4
East Midlands +16 36 £330 -30.52% 25
Yorkshire -18 35 £400 +35.59% 23
Cheshire +6 33 £488 +23.41% 4
South West -5 33 £450 +2.27% 43
Glasgow +35 32 £340 -3.54% 5
West Yorkshire -15 30 £400 +23.07% 16
Leeds -14 27 £400 +23.07% 12
Reading +10 23 £420 -16.00% 7
Edinburgh +3 20 £438 +8.02% 10
Hertfordshire +7 19 £425 -10.99% 5
Warrington -4 18 £525 +18.64% 2
Surrey +2 17 £448 +6.86% 7
Buckinghamshire -21 16 £420 +20.00% 2
Cumbria - 14 £300 - 4
Leicestershire +6 12 £325 - 5
Bristol +5 12 £450 -27.41% 9
Gloucestershire +1 12 £443 -30.85% 7
Nottinghamshire -3 12 £338 -18.18% 9

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Continuous Improvement 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 Continuous Improvement.

1 438 (27.29%) Finance
2 422 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (20.25%) Project Management
4 255 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
5 252 (15.70%) ITIL
6 212 (13.21%) Degree
7 198 (12.34%) Microsoft
8 186 (11.59%) SQL
9 182 (11.34%) Scrum
10 180 (11.21%) PRINCE2
11 175 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 168 (10.47%) Java
13 164 (10.22%) MS Excel
14 162 (10.09%) TDD
15 155 (9.66%) Change Management
16 151 (9.41%) Service Delivery
16 151 (9.41%) Security Cleared
17 136 (8.47%) QA
18 133 (8.29%) Windows
19 128 (7.98%) Coaching
20 124 (7.73%) SAP
21 123 (7.66%) Service Management
22 121 (7.54%) JavaScript
22 121 (7.54%) Banking
23 116 (7.23%) Business Analysis
24 115 (7.17%) Risk Management
25 112 (6.98%) Management Information System
26 107 (6.67%) Oracle
26 107 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
27 103 (6.42%) Telecoms

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Continuous Improvement 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 Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 77 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.06%) CMS
3 30 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
4 27 (1.68%) IIS
5 25 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 23 (1.43%) Confluence
7 21 (1.31%) Apache
8 20 (1.25%) Node.js
9 19 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.18%) MQSeries
10 18 (1.12%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.81%) Lync
12 11 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.69%) SAS
13 9 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.44%) SAP Portal
16 6 (0.37%) WorkSite
Applications
1 164 (10.22%) MS Excel
2 102 (6.36%) MS Office
3 55 (3.43%) MS Visio
4 53 (3.30%) MS Project
5 45 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (1.31%) Photoshop
7 18 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.44%) Maya
10 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.062%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.62%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.44%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.37%) BPCS
3 6 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.31%) SAP SRM
4 5 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.31%) Radian6
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.25%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.25%) Primavera
5 4 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.19%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.19%) SAP QM
6 3 (0.19%) RMDS
6 3 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 68 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.12%) Office 365
4 11 (0.69%) SaaS
4 11 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.62%) GitHub
6 4 (0.25%) Taleo
6 4 (0.25%) PaaS
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.19%) IaaS
7 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.19%) Yammer
7 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.12%) Force.com
9 1 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.062%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.74%) DNS
2 38 (2.37%) Firewall
3 33 (2.06%) Internet
4 31 (1.93%) DHCP
5 22 (1.37%) LAN
5 22 (1.37%) Intranet
6 21 (1.31%) WAN
7 20 (1.25%) HTTP
7 20 (1.25%) TCP/IP
8 17 (1.06%) SAN
8 17 (1.06%) Wireless
9 16 (1.00%) SSL
10 13 (0.81%) VPN
10 13 (0.81%) VoIP
11 12 (0.75%) LDAP
11 12 (0.75%) NAS
12 10 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (0.62%) Network Security
13 8 (0.50%) VLAN
13 8 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.49%) MongoDB
4 36 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
7 18 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (1.06%) SAP BW
9 16 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 16 (1.00%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.00%) Hadoop
9 16 (1.00%) Big Data
10 14 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (0.87%) MySQL
11 12 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.69%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 80 (4.98%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.37%) JIRA
3 31 (1.93%) Cucumber
4 28 (1.74%) Subversion
5 25 (1.56%) Jenkins
6 19 (1.18%) Maven
7 18 (1.12%) Selenium
7 18 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.81%) JUnit
8 13 (0.81%) IntelliJ
9 12 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.75%) Capybara
9 12 (0.75%) Hudson
10 10 (0.62%) FitNesse
10 10 (0.62%) Ant
11 9 (0.56%) Gradle
11 9 (0.56%) Appium
12 8 (0.50%) Calabash
12 8 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
General
1 438 (27.29%) Finance
2 121 (7.54%) Banking
3 103 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 99 (6.17%) Retail
5 65 (4.05%) Marketing
6 61 (3.80%) Legal
7 59 (3.68%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.74%) Law
8 28 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 25 (1.56%) Publishing
9 25 (1.56%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.25%) Back Office
11 18 (1.12%) Retail Banking
12 17 (1.06%) Games
13 16 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.93%) Automotive
14 15 (0.93%) Billing
15 11 (0.69%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.69%) Front Office
16 8 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 289 (18.01%) Analyst
2 214 (13.33%) Developer
3 151 (9.41%) Project Manager
4 113 (7.04%) Business Analyst
5 86 (5.36%) Consultant
6 63 (3.93%) Service Manager
7 58 (3.61%) Architect
8 57 (3.55%) Java Developer
8 57 (3.55%) ScrumMaster
9 42 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
10 35 (2.18%) Applications Support
11 32 (1.99%) Coordinator
12 30 (1.87%) Support Analyst
13 28 (1.74%) Change Manager
14 26 (1.62%) SAP Consultant
14 26 (1.62%) SAP Support
15 25 (1.56%) Senior Developer
16 24 (1.50%) Administrator
16 24 (1.50%) Programme Manager
16 24 (1.50%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (5.98%) HTML
2 81 (5.05%) Web Services
3 76 (4.74%) CSS
4 60 (3.74%) Spring
5 58 (3.61%) HTML5
6 57 (3.55%) .NET
7 53 (3.30%) XML
7 53 (3.30%) RESTful
8 50 (3.12%) CSS3
9 44 (2.74%) jQuery
10 37 (2.31%) Hibernate
11 34 (2.12%) J2EE
11 34 (2.12%) Spring MVC
12 33 (2.06%) JSON
13 31 (1.93%) JMS
14 29 (1.81%) REST
15 24 (1.50%) Sass
15 24 (1.50%) AngularJS
16 23 (1.43%) ASP.NET
16 23 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 255 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 54 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 49 (3.05%) User Experience
5 30 (1.87%) PMI
5 30 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.25%) Social Media
7 18 (1.12%) Statistics
8 16 (1.00%) NHS
8 16 (1.00%) FMCG
9 15 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 15 (0.93%) PKI
10 14 (0.87%) Visualisation
10 14 (0.87%) Digital Media
11 13 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
12 12 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.69%) E-Learning
14 10 (0.62%) Equities
15 9 (0.56%) Replication
15 9 (0.56%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 133 (8.29%) Windows
2 82 (5.11%) Linux
3 72 (4.49%) UNIX
4 32 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 21 (1.31%) Android
7 19 (1.18%) Windows XP
8 15 (0.93%) Solaris
9 12 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.56%) AIX
11 8 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.31%) CentOS
13 4 (0.25%) Debian
13 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.19%) HPUX
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.12%) OS/390
15 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (20.25%) Project Management
3 252 (15.70%) ITIL
4 182 (11.34%) Scrum
5 180 (11.21%) PRINCE2
6 175 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 162 (10.09%) TDD
8 155 (9.66%) Change Management
9 151 (9.41%) Service Delivery
10 128 (7.98%) Coaching
11 123 (7.66%) Service Management
12 116 (7.23%) Business Analysis
13 115 (7.17%) Risk Management
14 107 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
15 90 (5.61%) Mentoring
16 87 (5.42%) Change Control
17 83 (5.17%) Six Sigma
18 78 (4.86%) Migration
19 71 (4.42%) Pair Programming
19 71 (4.42%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (11.59%) SQL
2 168 (10.47%) Java
3 121 (7.54%) JavaScript
4 62 (3.86%) C#
5 51 (3.18%) Ruby
6 35 (2.18%) Python
7 33 (2.06%) C++
7 33 (2.06%) Groovy
8 31 (1.93%) C
8 31 (1.93%) Scala
9 27 (1.68%) PowerShell
10 25 (1.56%) Perl
11 19 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.87%) PHP
14 12 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.69%) VBA
16 9 (0.56%) VB
17 8 (0.50%) ABAP
17 8 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 212 (13.21%) Degree
2 151 (9.41%) Security Cleared
3 84 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.68%) PMI Certification
5 39 (2.43%) ISEB
6 35 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (1.68%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 21 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 19 (1.18%) MCTS
12 18 (1.12%) ISTQB
12 18 (1.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 16 (1.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 16 (1.00%) PMP
14 14 (0.87%) HND
15 13 (0.81%) CISSP
16 12 (0.75%) MBA
17 11 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (0.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (8.47%) QA
2 54 (3.36%) SLA
3 21 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.12%) COBIT
5 14 (0.87%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.44%) COSO
9 5 (0.31%) P3O
9 5 (0.31%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.25%) GxP
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.19%) Basel II
11 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.12%) BS7799
12 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.12%) GAMP
System Software
1 80 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.18%) VMware ESX
4 10 (0.62%) vSphere
5 7 (0.44%) RACF
6 6 (0.37%) vCloud
6 6 (0.37%) Docker
6 6 (0.37%) XenApp
7 5 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.19%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.062%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.062%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.062%) NFS
11 1 (0.062%) Firmware
11 1 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (0.93%) Tivoli
1 15 (0.93%) Puppet
2 11 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.69%) SCCM
2 11 (0.69%) Graylog
3 10 (0.62%) Nagios
4 9 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 8 (0.50%) Icinga
6 7 (0.44%) Netcool
6 7 (0.44%) SCOM
6 7 (0.44%) WSUS
7 5 (0.31%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.31%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.31%) Opsview
8 4 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.25%) Ansible
8 4 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 198 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 124 (7.73%) SAP
3 107 (6.67%) Oracle
4 68 (4.24%) VMware
5 41 (2.55%) IBM
6 33 (2.06%) Cisco
6 33 (2.06%) HP
7 27 (1.68%) Citrix
8 24 (1.50%) Adobe
8 24 (1.50%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.00%) OpenText
9 16 (1.00%) Remedy
10 13 (0.81%) Google
10 13 (0.81%) Akamai
11 12 (0.75%) hybris
12 11 (0.69%) New Relic
12 11 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.56%) Twitter
14 8 (0.50%) Facebook
14 8 (0.50%) Splunk
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Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Rate: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 per day
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Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £342.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intel Security
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £40 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
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