The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 129 108 118
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 954 997 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.97% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.69% 13.25% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 610 479
Average daily rate £352 £383 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 74 54
Average hourly rate £22.38 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.55 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +48.43%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DNS
Daily Rate Trend

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DNS
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 DNS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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 -25 848 £364 -6.12% 421
London -48 312 £400 -2.43% 127
South East +6 233 £337 -3.69% 114
North West +44 97 £344 +22.22% 33
Berkshire +1 83 £338 -10.59% 38
Hampshire +42 67 £340 +0.74% 28
Scotland +25 67 £350 +4.09% 13
East of England -13 65 £400 -0.62% 23
Reading +14 56 £338 -15.62% 23
Manchester +17 46 £384 +51.23% 18
Yorkshire -37 43 £330 -14.83% 42
South West -3 42 £338 +18.42% 41
City of London -8 39 £366 -5.48% 29
Surrey -4 36 £335 -1.10% 23
Cheshire +24 34 £413 +22.22% 10
West Midlands -21 28 £306 +15.56% 29
Hertfordshire +16 26 £375 -26.47% 10
Edinburgh -7 23 £363 +3.57% 3
Warrington - 23 £475 -
Renfrewshire +13 20 £410 +17.99% 1
West Yorkshire -8 19 £400 +6.66% 22
North East -20 19 £417 +33.81% 1
Erskine +6 18 £410 +17.56% 1
Glasgow +21 17 £275 +21.14% 8
Fareham +7 16 £625 +38.88% 5
Tyne and Wear -25 16 £450 +23.28% 1
Birmingham +7 15 £338 -25.00% 6
Leeds -19 15 £400 +6.66% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 15 £463 +48.59%
Bristol +3 14 £325 -14.47% 19

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DNS 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 DNS.

1 1107 (54.19%) Windows
2 1083 (53.01%) DHCP
3 1047 (51.25%) Active Directory
4 763 (37.35%) Microsoft
5 748 (36.61%) VMware
6 687 (33.63%) TCP/IP
7 628 (30.74%) Firewall
8 601 (29.42%) Windows Server
9 571 (27.95%) Linux
9 571 (27.95%) Cisco
10 510 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 458 (22.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 375 (18.36%) LAN
13 372 (18.21%) ITIL
14 350 (17.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 341 (16.69%) MS Exchange
16 334 (16.35%) WAN
17 333 (16.30%) VPN
18 330 (16.15%) Citrix
19 327 (16.01%) Data Centre
20 295 (14.44%) SSL
21 286 (14.00%) Finance
22 273 (13.36%) Unix
23 266 (13.02%) IIS
24 262 (12.82%) HTTP
25 253 (12.38%) Security Cleared
26 252 (12.33%) PowerShell
27 250 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
28 240 (11.75%) Windows Server 2003
29 239 (11.70%) SQL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DNS 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 DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 341 (16.69%) MS Exchange
2 266 (13.02%) IIS
3 201 (9.84%) Apache
4 171 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 164 (8.03%) Tomcat
6 128 (6.27%) nginx
7 117 (5.73%) WebSphere
8 98 (4.80%) Lync
9 94 (4.60%) Jetty
10 93 (4.55%) SharePoint
11 81 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
12 60 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 60 (2.94%) OpenStack
13 49 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 42 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
15 29 (1.42%) WebLogic
16 27 (1.32%) JBoss
17 24 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
18 22 (1.08%) Node.js
19 21 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 186 (9.10%) MS Excel
2 175 (8.57%) MS Office
3 30 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) Faxination
3 4 (0.20%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.098%) Documaker
4 2 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.098%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.098%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.098%) Tridion
5 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.049%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.049%) RMDS
5 1 (0.049%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.049%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 210 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (8.08%) Office 365
3 96 (4.70%) Amazon EC2
4 94 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 87 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 76 (3.72%) Google App Engine
7 75 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (1.57%) SaaS
9 27 (1.32%) IaaS
10 20 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (0.88%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
13 9 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.44%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.34%) PaaS
15 5 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1083 (53.01%) DHCP
2 687 (33.63%) TCP/IP
3 628 (30.74%) Firewall
4 375 (18.36%) LAN
5 334 (16.35%) WAN
6 333 (16.30%) VPN
7 295 (14.44%) SSL
8 262 (12.82%) HTTP
9 220 (10.77%) IPsec
10 203 (9.94%) SAN
11 201 (9.84%) FTP
12 195 (9.54%) Internet
12 195 (9.54%) LDAP
13 169 (8.27%) BGP
14 167 (8.17%) MPLS
15 165 (8.08%) OSPF
16 159 (7.78%) VLAN
17 157 (7.68%) SMTP
18 146 (7.15%) VoIP
19 144 (7.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.23%) MySQL
3 54 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (2.55%) MongoDB
5 49 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 44 (2.15%) Oracle Database
7 37 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (1.47%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (0.78%) Big Data
13 16 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.54%) Couchbase
16 11 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
17 10 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 173 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 76 (3.72%) Git (software)
3 30 (1.47%) JIRA
4 24 (1.17%) Hudson
5 17 (0.83%) MSI
5 17 (0.83%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.78%) Subversion
7 14 (0.69%) RSpec
8 12 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (0.59%) Maven
9 11 (0.54%) Log4j
10 10 (0.49%) Selenium
10 10 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.44%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.34%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.29%) Gerrit
13 6 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.24%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.24%) Metasploit
15 4 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 286 (14.00%) Finance
2 111 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 84 (4.11%) Banking
4 37 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 30 (1.47%) Back Office
6 27 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.08%) Advertising
9 21 (1.03%) Front Office
9 21 (1.03%) Retail
10 19 (0.93%) Marketing
11 17 (0.83%) Law
11 17 (0.83%) Local Government
12 16 (0.78%) Publishing
13 15 (0.73%) Electronics
14 13 (0.64%) Legal
15 11 (0.54%) Billing
16 6 (0.29%) Games
17 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 253 (12.38%) Network Engineer
2 228 (11.16%) Support Engineer
3 204 (9.99%) Analyst
4 170 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 154 (7.54%) Architect
6 149 (7.29%) Administrator
7 114 (5.58%) Consultant
8 105 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support
9 104 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
9 104 (5.09%) Windows Engineer
10 97 (4.75%) Active Directory Engineer
11 94 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 73 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
13 67 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
14 59 (2.89%) IT Engineer
15 56 (2.74%) Server Engineer
15 56 (2.74%) Support Analyst
16 54 (2.64%) Cisco Engineer
17 52 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 51 (2.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (7.05%) .NET
2 108 (5.29%) Web Services
3 96 (4.70%) J2EE
4 89 (4.36%) Servlets
5 58 (2.84%) Middleware
6 49 (2.40%) HTML
7 39 (1.91%) CSS
8 38 (1.86%) LAMP
8 38 (1.86%) XML
9 35 (1.71%) 802.1X
10 31 (1.52%) ASP.NET
11 24 (1.17%) jQuery
12 23 (1.13%) LEMP Stack
13 21 (1.03%) REST
14 18 (0.88%) Java EE
14 18 (0.88%) SAML
15 17 (0.83%) MCollective
16 15 (0.73%) LAPP Stack
17 14 (0.69%) HTML5
18 13 (0.64%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 327 (16.01%) Data Centre
2 114 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (5.04%) Clustering
4 86 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 80 (3.92%) Replication
6 60 (2.94%) PKI
7 58 (2.84%) Computer Science
8 52 (2.55%) Blackberry
9 39 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
10 27 (1.32%) Private Cloud
11 25 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 24 (1.17%) Driving Licence
12 24 (1.17%) Fat Client
12 24 (1.17%) Thin Client
13 21 (1.03%) Statistics
14 19 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.88%) Mobile App
15 18 (0.88%) NHS
16 16 (0.78%) Cryptography
16 16 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1107 (54.19%) Windows
2 601 (29.42%) Windows Server
3 571 (27.95%) Linux
4 458 (22.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 350 (17.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 273 (13.36%) Unix
7 240 (11.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 222 (10.87%) Windows 7
9 141 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 100 (4.89%) Windows XP
11 75 (3.67%) Windows 8
12 68 (3.33%) Solaris
13 55 (2.69%) CentOS
14 43 (2.10%) Android
14 43 (2.10%) Ubuntu
15 37 (1.81%) AIX
16 30 (1.47%) Windows Vista
17 29 (1.42%) Mac OS X
18 26 (1.27%) Debian
19 22 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (18.21%) ITIL
2 213 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (10.18%) DevOps
4 201 (9.84%) Configuration Management
4 201 (9.84%) Migration
5 177 (8.66%) Load Balancing
6 111 (5.43%) Change Management
7 109 (5.34%) Service Management
8 103 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
9 98 (4.80%) Open Source
10 97 (4.75%) High Availability
11 96 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 95 (4.65%) Project Management
13 92 (4.50%) Problem Management
14 68 (3.33%) Service Delivery
15 67 (3.28%) Network Design
16 64 (3.13%) Information Security
17 61 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
18 52 (2.55%) Capacity Management
18 52 (2.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (12.33%) PowerShell
2 239 (11.70%) SQL
3 195 (9.54%) Java
4 145 (7.10%) Perl
5 142 (6.95%) Python
6 90 (4.41%) Bash Shell
7 66 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 60 (2.94%) JavaScript
9 58 (2.84%) Ruby
10 39 (1.91%) C
10 39 (1.91%) VBScript
11 29 (1.42%) C#
11 29 (1.42%) PHP
12 28 (1.37%) C++
13 24 (1.17%) VB
14 20 (0.98%) Korn
15 15 (0.73%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.44%) Lisp
17 7 (0.34%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 253 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 250 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
3 192 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 183 (8.96%) SC Cleared
5 147 (7.20%) CCNA
6 143 (7.00%) CCNP
7 107 (5.24%) Degree
8 105 (5.14%) MCSE
9 72 (3.52%) MCSA
10 58 (2.84%) CCIE
11 48 (2.35%) MCP
12 47 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 42 (2.06%) MCITP
14 39 (1.91%) DV Cleared
15 28 (1.37%) MCTS
16 22 (1.08%) CISSP
17 21 (1.03%) DBS Check
17 21 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (0.98%) CCSE
19 16 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.45%) SLA
2 34 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 33 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.83%) QA
6 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
7 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.098%) WCAG
9 1 (0.049%) COBIT
9 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.049%) RMADS
System Software
1 1047 (51.25%) Active Directory
2 510 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 152 (7.44%) XenApp
5 134 (6.56%) vSphere
6 103 (5.04%) VMware ESX
7 92 (4.50%) XenDesktop
8 88 (4.31%) Xen
9 59 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
10 58 (2.84%) NFS
11 54 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 40 (1.96%) Terminal Services
13 39 (1.91%) Docker
14 34 (1.66%) vCloud
15 33 (1.62%) XenServer
16 29 (1.42%) Squid
17 26 (1.27%) ISA Server
18 25 (1.22%) Firmware
19 20 (0.98%) iptables
20 17 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 227 (11.11%) Puppet
2 190 (9.30%) SCCM
3 101 (4.94%) SCOM
4 87 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
5 69 (3.38%) WSUS
6 66 (3.23%) Nagios
7 47 (2.30%) Backup Exec
8 32 (1.57%) Ansible
8 32 (1.57%) Cacti
8 32 (1.57%) logstash
9 29 (1.42%) NetBackup
10 22 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
10 22 (1.08%) ZABBIX
11 21 (1.03%) vMotion
12 17 (0.83%) Graphite
12 17 (0.83%) HAProxy
13 15 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 15 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 14 (0.69%) CFEngine
14 14 (0.69%) collectd
Vendors
1 763 (37.35%) Microsoft
2 748 (36.61%) VMware
3 571 (27.95%) Cisco
4 330 (16.15%) Citrix
5 220 (10.77%) HP
6 161 (7.88%) F5
7 156 (7.64%) Red Hat
8 143 (7.00%) CheckPoint
9 134 (6.56%) Juniper
10 122 (5.97%) Oracle
11 101 (4.94%) Google
12 96 (4.70%) NetApp
13 79 (3.87%) IBM
14 75 (3.67%) Dell
15 74 (3.62%) Symantec
16 63 (3.08%) SolarWinds
17 54 (2.64%) EMC
18 52 (2.55%) Blue Coat
19 48 (2.35%) Palo Alto
19 48 (2.35%) Splunk
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
PCR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £130 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Qualserv
Rate: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum To £110k + Package (To £80k Base)
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180.00 - £185.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
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Rate: From £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
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Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £260 - £320 per day + +
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £500 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £184.00 - £185.00 per day
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London
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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