The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 140 156 158
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 991 900 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.57% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.94% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 580 554
Median daily rate £478 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.59% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £564 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 11
Median hourly rate £16.25 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.30% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.41 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £60.98 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £43.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-65.31% -3.88%

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
44605 46363 44678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.11% 81.03% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 30319 27925
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1285 1224
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.57 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security
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 Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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 +12 931 £490 +3.15% 266
London +14 451 £500 +5.26% 119
South East -10 150 £500 +11.11% 41
City of London +10 96 £488 +8.33% 38
East of England +42 80 £438 -12.50% 12
South West +38 70 £475 +11.76% 15
North West -11 62 £499 +5.00% 31
Hampshire +9 40 £456 +1.38% 10
Yorkshire +24 39 £475 +5.55% 17
Wiltshire +31 32 £469 +10.29%
Manchester +5 31 £548 +28.82% 24
West Midlands -26 29 £471 +14.24% 22
West Yorkshire +25 28 £475 +5.55% 12
Bristol +28 27 £550 +46.66% 3
Berkshire -4 27 £463 -7.50% 12
Scotland +8 26 £425 +2.40% 5
North East -17 26 £400 -35.74%
Surrey -8 25 £525 +16.66% 8
Tyne and Wear -16 25 £400 -36.00%
Swindon +26 24 £500 +11.11%
Bedfordshire +7 24 £463 -10.19% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 23 £400 -36.00%
Hertfordshire +15 21 £431 -9.21% 4
Wales +40 20 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire +13 19 £438 +6.70% 5
Milton Keynes +13 18 £450 +12.50% 2
South Wales +40 17 £403 - 1
Leeds +15 17 £475 +5.55% 11
Winchester +6 17 £425 -1.44%
Cardiff +39 16 £439 -

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security 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 Information Security.

1 711 (34.56%) CISSP
2 551 (26.79%) Finance
3 498 (24.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 432 (21.00%) CISM
5 366 (17.79%) Cybersecurity
6 347 (16.87%) Management Information System
7 326 (15.85%) Risk Management
8 297 (14.44%) Firewall
9 287 (13.95%) PCI DSS
10 266 (12.93%) Project Management
11 259 (12.59%) Windows
12 248 (12.06%) Security Cleared
13 227 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 227 (11.04%) SIEM
14 216 (10.50%) Security Management
14 216 (10.50%) ITIL
15 210 (10.21%) Security Architecture
16 208 (10.11%) CISA
17 203 (9.87%) Security Operations
18 198 (9.63%) Microsoft
19 185 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
20 181 (8.80%) Degree
21 168 (8.17%) Active Directory
22 167 (8.12%) SC Cleared
23 166 (8.07%) Cisco
24 164 (7.97%) Linux
24 164 (7.97%) Vulnerability Management
25 157 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
26 155 (7.54%) Banking
26 155 (7.54%) Information Security Management

Information Security
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 49 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.56%) IIS
3 24 (1.17%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.07%) Apache
5 19 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.39%) JBoss
7 8 (0.39%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (0.34%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.34%) WebSphere Portal
9 6 (0.29%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.29%) Confluence
9 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 106 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 71 (3.45%) MS Office
3 45 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.02%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.097%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
3 7 (0.34%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.19%) Eikon
5 4 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.15%) assyst
6 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.049%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.049%) Primavera
8 1 (0.049%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.049%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 72 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (2.72%) SaaS
4 46 (2.24%) IaaS
5 35 (1.70%) Office 365
6 32 (1.56%) PaaS
7 17 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
10 7 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.29%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.19%) GitHub
13 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.097%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.097%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.097%) Yammer
15 1 (0.049%) AWS CloudTrail
15 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.049%) Heroku
15 1 (0.049%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 297 (14.44%) Firewall
2 132 (6.42%) Network Security
3 87 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 83 (4.04%) Internet
5 82 (3.99%) TCP/IP
6 72 (3.50%) WAN
7 67 (3.26%) LAN
8 58 (2.82%) VPN
9 54 (2.63%) SSL
10 51 (2.48%) DNS
11 50 (2.43%) Wireless
12 45 (2.19%) LDAP
13 43 (2.09%) HTTP
14 37 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (1.31%) DHCP
15 27 (1.31%) MPLS
16 24 (1.17%) Cisco ISE
16 24 (1.17%) SAN
16 24 (1.17%) Wireshark
17 22 (1.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.75%) Big Data
2 36 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 25 (1.22%) Relational Database
4 18 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (0.73%) NoSQL
5 15 (0.73%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.68%) GIS
6 14 (0.68%) MySQL
7 11 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 9 (0.44%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.29%) Redis
11 5 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.19%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.19%) Power BI
12 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.15%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 25 (1.22%) JIRA
2 16 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.49%) JUnit
3 10 (0.49%) Metasploit
4 9 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.39%) Maven
6 7 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.34%) Mockito
7 6 (0.29%) AppScan
8 5 (0.24%) TestNG
9 4 (0.19%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.19%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.19%) WebStorm
10 3 (0.15%) Gradle
10 3 (0.15%) Subversion
11 2 (0.097%) ANTLR
11 2 (0.097%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.097%) JBuilder
11 2 (0.097%) Travis CI
General
1 551 (26.79%) Finance
2 155 (7.54%) Banking
3 109 (5.30%) Legal
4 86 (4.18%) Retail
5 76 (3.69%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.70%) Financial Institution
6 35 (1.70%) Law
7 20 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.78%) French Language
9 13 (0.63%) Advertising
10 12 (0.58%) Automotive
11 11 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.44%) Italian Language
13 8 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.39%) Polish Language
13 8 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.34%) German Language
14 7 (0.34%) Marketing
15 6 (0.29%) Back Office
16 5 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 405 (19.69%) Analyst
2 353 (17.16%) Consultant
3 332 (16.14%) Architect
4 320 (15.56%) Security Analyst
5 281 (13.66%) Security Consultant
6 259 (12.59%) Security Manager
7 244 (11.86%) Security Architect
8 180 (8.75%) Project Manager
9 150 (7.29%) Information Security Manager
10 146 (7.10%) Information Security Consultant
11 139 (6.76%) Information Analyst
12 134 (6.51%) Information Manager
12 134 (6.51%) Information Security Analyst
13 114 (5.54%) Security Project Manager
14 75 (3.65%) Business Analyst
15 70 (3.40%) Security Officer
15 70 (3.40%) Security Specialist
16 64 (3.11%) IT Analyst
17 63 (3.06%) IT Manager
18 60 (2.92%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (2.53%) Web Services
2 42 (2.04%) .NET
3 32 (1.56%) J2EE
4 30 (1.46%) REST
5 29 (1.41%) Middleware
6 28 (1.36%) SAML
7 18 (0.88%) HTML
8 16 (0.78%) 802.1X
8 16 (0.78%) OpenID
8 16 (0.78%) XML
9 15 (0.73%) OAuth
9 15 (0.73%) RESTful
10 14 (0.68%) SOAP
11 13 (0.63%) Spring
12 11 (0.53%) AngularJS
12 11 (0.53%) ELK Stack
13 10 (0.49%) Hibernate
14 8 (0.39%) LAMP
15 7 (0.34%) ASP.NET
15 7 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 347 (16.87%) Management Information System
2 185 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 137 (6.66%) CESG
4 114 (5.54%) Data Centre
5 85 (4.13%) Security Operations Centre
6 75 (3.65%) PKI
7 44 (2.14%) Cryptography
7 44 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
8 42 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 41 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
10 31 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 29 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.17%) Data Integration
12 24 (1.17%) Mathematics
13 22 (1.07%) Fixed Income
14 20 (0.97%) Driving Licence
15 19 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
16 18 (0.88%) FMCG
16 18 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
17 17 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 259 (12.59%) Windows
2 164 (7.97%) Linux
3 118 (5.74%) Unix
4 54 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 49 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (1.07%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.73%) Solaris
11 15 (0.73%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.49%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.39%) AIX
14 7 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.29%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.19%) Kali Linux
17 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (17.79%) Cybersecurity
2 326 (15.85%) Risk Management
3 266 (12.93%) Project Management
4 227 (11.04%) SIEM
4 227 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 216 (10.50%) ITIL
5 216 (10.50%) Security Management
6 210 (10.21%) Security Architecture
7 203 (9.87%) Security Operations
8 164 (7.97%) Vulnerability Management
9 157 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
10 155 (7.54%) Information Security Management
11 152 (7.39%) Penetration Testing
12 140 (6.81%) Data Protection
13 132 (6.42%) TOGAF
14 125 (6.08%) PRINCE2
15 116 (5.64%) Risk Assessment
16 115 (5.59%) Identity Access Management
17 108 (5.25%) ISMS
18 106 (5.15%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (5.01%) Java
2 88 (4.28%) SQL
3 82 (3.99%) Python
4 48 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 38 (1.85%) Perl
6 36 (1.75%) C#
7 34 (1.65%) C
8 28 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 24 (1.17%) Ruby
10 23 (1.12%) VB
11 18 (0.88%) C++
12 10 (0.49%) PHP
13 8 (0.39%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.24%) Scala
14 5 (0.24%) VBScript
15 4 (0.19%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.19%) Groovy
15 4 (0.19%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.15%) R
17 2 (0.097%) REXX
Qualifications
1 711 (34.56%) CISSP
2 432 (21.00%) CISM
3 248 (12.06%) Security Cleared
4 208 (10.11%) CISA
5 181 (8.80%) Degree
6 167 (8.12%) SC Cleared
7 94 (4.57%) CESG Certified Professional
8 69 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
8 69 (3.35%) CRISC
9 66 (3.21%) CEH
10 59 (2.87%) GIAC
11 58 (2.82%) CISMP
12 50 (2.43%) CCNP
13 49 (2.38%) SANS
14 44 (2.14%) CLAS
15 39 (1.90%) CREST Certified
16 36 (1.75%) DV Cleared
16 36 (1.75%) IISP
17 31 (1.51%) GCIH
18 26 (1.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 498 (24.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 287 (13.95%) PCI DSS
3 102 (4.96%) COBIT
4 56 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 52 (2.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 29 (1.41%) SLA
7 27 (1.31%) QA
8 25 (1.22%) ISO27002
9 23 (1.12%) JSP 440
10 20 (0.97%) RMADS
11 16 (0.78%) GPG13
12 15 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
13 11 (0.53%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.44%) Data Quality
15 7 (0.34%) GxP
16 6 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
17 5 (0.24%) GAMP
17 5 (0.24%) GCP
17 5 (0.24%) ISO22301
17 5 (0.24%) ISO27005
System Software
1 168 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 63 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.63%) Snort
4 11 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.44%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.34%) RACF
6 7 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.34%) vSphere
7 6 (0.29%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.24%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 4 (0.19%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.15%) HDFS
10 3 (0.15%) XenApp
11 2 (0.097%) Postfix
11 2 (0.097%) Squid
11 2 (0.097%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.097%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 31 (1.51%) QRadar
2 30 (1.46%) Nessus
3 21 (1.02%) SCCM
4 19 (0.92%) Puppet
5 17 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 17 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (0.73%) OpenAM
6 15 (0.73%) OpenIDM
7 13 (0.63%) ArcSight ESM
8 11 (0.53%) Nexpose
8 11 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.49%) Ansible
9 10 (0.49%) EnCase
9 10 (0.49%) Nmap
9 10 (0.49%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.39%) Kibana
10 8 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.39%) WSUS
11 7 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 198 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 166 (8.07%) Cisco
3 99 (4.81%) Oracle
4 84 (4.08%) Splunk
5 82 (3.99%) VMware
6 71 (3.45%) ArcSight
6 71 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 56 (2.72%) Intel Security
8 54 (2.63%) Juniper
9 49 (2.38%) Symantec
10 47 (2.28%) SAP
11 43 (2.09%) IBM
12 39 (1.90%) Cyber-Ark
13 37 (1.80%) LogRhythm
14 36 (1.75%) F5
15 33 (1.60%) Citrix
16 32 (1.56%) HP
16 32 (1.56%) Qualys
17 28 (1.36%) Blue Coat
18 27 (1.31%) Remedy
Poole, Dorset
Proteus Europe
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 3 days ago
Witham, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 48 minutes ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
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London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Daily rate is dependant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £120 - £170 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £374 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £360.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
ServerChoice
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
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Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
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