The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 59 62 80
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1736 1631 1209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.05% 2.98% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.17% 21.33% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 926 696
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 84 73
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -11.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £39.25 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Firewall
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 Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +2 1622 £388 +3.33% 546
London +6 700 £425 +6.25% 169
South East +4 372 £385 +10.31% 131
City of London +9 206 £428 +14.00% 40
East of England +3 115 £315 -3.07% 36
Berkshire -1 113 £345 -18.82% 40
North West -9 103 £325 +8.33% 49
Hampshire +5 97 £390 +13.04% 17
South West -26 96 £360 -9.43% 42
Yorkshire +20 90 £350 +7.69% 55
West Midlands +5 72 £330 +10.00% 33
Manchester +16 65 £303 +0.83% 28
Scotland -4 65 £355 -15.97% 22
West Yorkshire +8 59 £350 +27.27% 32
Leeds +6 50 £350 +34.61% 28
Buckinghamshire +25 48 £425 +36.00% 13
East Midlands +6 45 £305 -9.62% 25
Surrey -13 44 £388 +21.09% 26
Hertfordshire +13 43 £330 +4.76% 14
Wiltshire -15 39 £350 -22.22% 11
Milton Keynes +13 34 £413 +25.95% 8
Edinburgh +9 34 £363 -28.69% 4
Reading -12 29 £350 -12.50% 25
Oxfordshire -7 27 £350 +7.69% 10
Birmingham -3 26 £315 +12.50% 12
Cambridgeshire -5 23 £300 - 12
Slough +17 20 £305 -38.69% 1
Norfolk +13 20 £325 +154.90% 2
Wales +3 19 £325 -27.77% 11
Bristol -18 19 £370 -7.50% 16

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Firewall 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 Firewall.

1 1906 (53.68%) Cisco
2 1206 (33.96%) Windows
3 1046 (29.46%) WAN
4 1041 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1001 (28.19%) LAN
6 978 (27.54%) CheckPoint
7 768 (21.63%) VPN
8 730 (20.56%) VMware
9 720 (20.28%) Linux
10 704 (19.83%) DNS
11 697 (19.63%) Juniper
12 682 (19.21%) CCNP
13 672 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
14 650 (18.30%) Network Security
15 636 (17.91%) Active Directory
16 605 (17.04%) F5
17 586 (16.50%) Microsoft
18 569 (16.02%) TCP/IP
19 560 (15.77%) Data Centre
20 543 (15.29%) ITIL
21 527 (14.84%) Finance
22 514 (14.47%) CCNA
23 456 (12.84%) Wireless
24 454 (12.79%) BGP
25 440 (12.39%) MPLS
26 427 (12.02%) Security Cleared
27 426 (12.00%) OSPF
28 415 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
29 411 (11.57%) Citrix
30 409 (11.52%) UNIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Firewall 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 Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 298 (8.39%) MS Exchange
2 232 (6.53%) IIS
3 151 (4.25%) Apache
4 143 (4.03%) SharePoint
5 133 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 105 (2.96%) Tomcat
7 84 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 71 (2.00%) Lync
9 70 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 65 (1.83%) JBoss
11 61 (1.72%) WebSphere
12 50 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 41 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
13 41 (1.15%) nginx
14 31 (0.87%) WebLogic
15 28 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
15 28 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.54%) OpenStack
17 17 (0.48%) Confluence
18 16 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 198 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 136 (3.83%) MS Office
3 81 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.87%) MS Project
6 2 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (0.45%) RMDS
2 14 (0.39%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.11%) Tridion
5 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.084%) assyst
6 3 (0.084%) Endur
7 2 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.056%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.028%) Magento
8 1 (0.028%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.028%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 123 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (1.44%) Office 365
4 42 (1.18%) SaaS
5 33 (0.93%) PaaS
6 26 (0.73%) IaaS
7 23 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (0.28%) HP Helion
13 10 (0.28%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.17%) Route 53
14 6 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.11%) Google Apps
16 3 (0.084%) Yammer
16 3 (0.084%) Mimecast
16 3 (0.084%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1046 (29.46%) WAN
2 1001 (28.19%) LAN
3 768 (21.63%) VPN
4 704 (19.83%) DNS
5 672 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
6 650 (18.30%) Network Security
7 569 (16.02%) TCP/IP
8 456 (12.84%) Wireless
9 454 (12.79%) BGP
10 440 (12.39%) MPLS
11 426 (12.00%) OSPF
12 393 (11.07%) SAN
13 384 (10.81%) DHCP
14 348 (9.80%) VLAN
15 313 (8.81%) SSL
16 310 (8.73%) Cisco Nexus
17 299 (8.42%) Internet
18 280 (7.89%) VoIP
19 226 (6.36%) IPsec
20 205 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 109 (3.07%) MySQL
3 98 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 44 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 40 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 33 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (0.90%) Relational Database
9 31 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (0.84%) NoSQL
10 30 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.54%) Big Data
12 15 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.39%) Informix
13 14 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.37%) DB2
14 13 (0.37%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
15 12 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 122 (3.44%) Jenkins
2 71 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 68 (1.91%) Subversion
4 67 (1.89%) JIRA
5 46 (1.30%) Maven
6 35 (0.99%) Mercurial
7 32 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 31 (0.87%) Ant
9 28 (0.79%) Hudson
9 28 (0.79%) Gradle
10 22 (0.62%) MSBuild
11 21 (0.59%) Gerrit
12 17 (0.48%) Artifactory
13 16 (0.45%) Visual Studio
14 15 (0.42%) Toad
14 15 (0.42%) MSI
15 14 (0.39%) SonarQube
16 13 (0.37%) Selenium
16 13 (0.37%) Introscope
17 12 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
General
1 527 (14.84%) Finance
2 192 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 181 (5.10%) Banking
4 70 (1.97%) Investment Banking
5 60 (1.69%) Retail
6 33 (0.93%) Legal
7 30 (0.84%) Back Office
8 28 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 28 (0.79%) Games
9 25 (0.70%) Multimedia
10 24 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.59%) Advertising
11 21 (0.59%) Marketing
12 17 (0.48%) Local Government
13 14 (0.39%) Military
13 14 (0.39%) Front Office
14 12 (0.34%) Electronics
15 11 (0.31%) Law
16 9 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 951 (26.78%) Network Engineer
2 417 (11.74%) Analyst
3 396 (11.15%) Architect
4 267 (7.52%) Consultant
5 248 (6.98%) Security Engineer
6 192 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 161 (4.53%) Support Engineer
8 142 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 142 (4.00%) Administrator
9 140 (3.94%) Security Analyst
10 132 (3.72%) Project Manager
11 130 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
11 130 (3.66%) Network Architect
12 117 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
13 106 (2.99%) Security Consultant
14 104 (2.93%) Cisco Engineer
15 103 (2.90%) Network Support
16 101 (2.84%) Network Consultant
17 96 (2.70%) Support Analyst
18 90 (2.53%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (3.41%) Web Services
2 117 (3.29%) .NET
3 88 (2.48%) 802.1X
4 81 (2.28%) Middleware
5 59 (1.66%) XML
6 56 (1.58%) CSS
7 47 (1.32%) Rendezvous
8 46 (1.30%) J2EE
9 42 (1.18%) LAMP
10 34 (0.96%) HTML
11 32 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
12 24 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
13 23 (0.65%) SAML
14 22 (0.62%) Java EE
15 20 (0.56%) Django
16 19 (0.54%) XMPP
17 17 (0.48%) Application Packaging
17 17 (0.48%) JSP
17 17 (0.48%) Regular Expression
18 16 (0.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 560 (15.77%) Data Centre
2 168 (4.73%) PKI
3 148 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 124 (3.49%) Clustering
6 102 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 82 (2.31%) Blackberry
8 62 (1.75%) Replication
9 48 (1.35%) Fixed Income
10 47 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 43 (1.21%) Computer Science
12 39 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
13 37 (1.04%) NHS
14 36 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (0.99%) Thin Client
15 35 (0.99%) Fat Client
16 32 (0.90%) Client/Server
17 31 (0.87%) iPhone
18 26 (0.73%) Mainframe
19 24 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1206 (33.96%) Windows
2 720 (20.28%) Linux
3 409 (11.52%) UNIX
4 392 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 284 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 255 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 194 (5.46%) Windows 7
8 156 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 142 (4.00%) Solaris
10 89 (2.51%) CentOS
11 77 (2.17%) Ubuntu
12 63 (1.77%) Windows 8
13 58 (1.63%) Windows XP
14 51 (1.44%) AIX
15 41 (1.15%) Android
16 34 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
17 27 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
18 25 (0.70%) Windows 2000
19 18 (0.51%) Apple iOS
19 18 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (15.29%) ITIL
2 406 (11.43%) Load Balancing
3 273 (7.69%) Migration
4 256 (7.21%) Information Security
5 243 (6.84%) Project Management
6 193 (5.44%) Network Design
7 184 (5.18%) Kalman Filter
8 167 (4.70%) Service Management
9 152 (4.28%) Change Management
10 147 (4.14%) SIEM
11 146 (4.11%) Service Delivery
12 141 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
13 135 (3.80%) Configuration Management
14 134 (3.77%) Network Management
14 134 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
15 117 (3.29%) PRINCE2
16 115 (3.24%) Incident Management
17 113 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
18 110 (3.10%) DevOps
18 110 (3.10%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 364 (10.25%) SQL
2 179 (5.04%) Java
3 158 (4.45%) Python
4 135 (3.80%) Perl
5 130 (3.66%) PowerShell
6 91 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 82 (2.31%) PHP
8 78 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 75 (2.11%) Ruby
10 63 (1.77%) JavaScript
11 40 (1.13%) VB
12 39 (1.10%) C++
13 37 (1.04%) C
14 32 (0.90%) VBScript
15 19 (0.54%) C#
16 12 (0.34%) Korn
17 7 (0.20%) Tcl
18 6 (0.17%) VBA
19 5 (0.14%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.14%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1041 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
2 682 (19.21%) CCNP
3 514 (14.47%) CCNA
4 427 (12.02%) Security Cleared
5 310 (8.73%) SC Cleared
6 230 (6.48%) CISSP
7 176 (4.96%) CCIE
8 162 (4.56%) Degree
9 144 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 107 (3.01%) CCSE
11 105 (2.96%) CCSA
12 104 (2.93%) MCSE
13 78 (2.20%) CISM
14 64 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 64 (1.80%) DV Cleared
15 51 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
16 44 (1.24%) CCDP
17 42 (1.18%) MCITP
18 35 (0.99%) CCSP
19 32 (0.90%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 121 (3.41%) SLA
3 94 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 70 (1.97%) QA
5 25 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.42%) JSP 440
7 12 (0.34%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.31%) COBIT
9 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.14%) BS7799
11 1 (0.028%) TickIT
11 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.028%) COSO
11 1 (0.028%) GPG13
11 1 (0.028%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.028%) BS25999
System Software
1 636 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 415 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (5.77%) vSphere
4 181 (5.10%) Hyper-V
5 122 (3.44%) XenApp
6 99 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
7 72 (2.03%) VMware ESX
8 69 (1.94%) ProxySG
9 46 (1.30%) XenDesktop
10 40 (1.13%) XenServer
11 36 (1.01%) vCloud
12 34 (0.96%) Terminal Services
13 33 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
14 31 (0.87%) Docker
15 27 (0.76%) NLBS
16 25 (0.70%) Xen
17 24 (0.68%) Snort
18 23 (0.65%) Firmware
18 23 (0.65%) VirtualBox
19 18 (0.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 138 (3.89%) Puppet
2 101 (2.84%) SCCM
3 82 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (2.03%) FortiGate
5 69 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
6 55 (1.55%) Nagios
6 55 (1.55%) Ansible
7 48 (1.35%) WSUS
8 38 (1.07%) SCOM
9 36 (1.01%) Salt
10 35 (0.99%) Tivoli
11 34 (0.96%) BladeLogic
12 33 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
13 32 (0.90%) ZABBIX
13 32 (0.90%) NetBackup
14 30 (0.84%) Backup Exec
15 28 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
16 27 (0.76%) Control-M
16 27 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
17 26 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1906 (53.68%) Cisco
2 978 (27.54%) CheckPoint
3 730 (20.56%) VMware
4 697 (19.63%) Juniper
5 605 (17.04%) F5
6 586 (16.50%) Microsoft
7 411 (11.57%) Citrix
8 328 (9.24%) HP
9 321 (9.04%) Oracle
10 276 (7.77%) Blue Coat
11 239 (6.73%) SolarWinds
12 224 (6.31%) Red Hat
13 169 (4.76%) McAfee
14 137 (3.86%) Fortinet
15 131 (3.69%) IBM
16 115 (3.24%) Symantec
17 113 (3.18%) Nokia
18 100 (2.82%) NetApp
19 90 (2.53%) CA
20 80 (2.25%) EMC
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 hours ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 - £16.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Rate: £16.00 - £20.00 per annum
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Malvern, Worcestershire
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Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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