The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 62 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing OO 1751 1764 1822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.13% 3.16% 3.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 4.02% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1225 1221
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £353
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 33 42
Average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £35.00 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £54.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%

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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OO
Daily Rate Trend

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

OO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OO
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

OO Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OO
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OO Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OO
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OO within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

OO Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

OO
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 OO within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 -5 1540 £438 +8.69% 799
London -7 944 £475 +5.55% 370
South East -66 140 £375 +10.70% 120
City of London +2 131 £500 +9.58% 64
North West -7 102 £381 +5.17% 76
South West +32 101 £388 -6.06% 53
Wales +36 96 £375 +2.73% 6
South Wales +29 86 £375 +2.73% 3
Scotland -21 81 £400 - 27
Yorkshire -13 67 £388 +21.09% 58
Cardiff +12 64 £375 +2.73% 3
West Midlands +8 58 £383 +17.69% 37
West Yorkshire -13 54 £400 +25.00% 36
Leeds -6 53 £400 +25.00% 28
East of England -8 52 £400 - 44
Manchester -16 43 £400 +14.28% 51
Glasgow +11 42 £385 -9.41% 12
North East 0 36 £320 -10.17% 14
Surrey 0 36 £475 +27.51% 41
Tyne and Wear -4 34 £315 -25.88% 10
Hampshire -40 34 £325 -0.47% 30
East Midlands +15 33 £300 -13.04% 26
Edinburgh 0 29 £525 +35.48% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 27 £320 -24.70% 7
Lancashire +16 26 £450 +38.68% 12
Bristol +12 25 £325 -13.33% 21
Gloucestershire +10 24 £500 +10.13% 14
Telford -21 20 - - 3
Shropshire -24 20 - - 4
Cheshire -25 20 £350 -14.11% 8

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OO 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 OO.

1 1751 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1484 (44.25%) JavaScript
3 1390 (41.44%) Java
4 1234 (36.79%) HTML
5 1097 (32.71%) CSS
6 1009 (30.08%) TDD
7 836 (24.93%) SQL
8 786 (23.43%) C#
9 711 (21.20%) .NET
10 693 (20.66%) HTML5
11 602 (17.95%) Web Services
12 585 (17.44%) MVC
13 580 (17.29%) OOP
14 579 (17.26%) Scrum
15 578 (17.23%) Linux
16 577 (17.20%) Git (software)
17 548 (16.34%) Software Engineering
18 539 (16.07%) jQuery
19 532 (15.86%) CSS3
20 526 (15.68%) AngularJS
21 512 (15.27%) Finance
22 499 (14.88%) BDD
23 486 (14.49%) XML
24 480 (14.31%) SQL Server
25 477 (14.22%) OOD
26 470 (14.01%) Unix
27 458 (13.66%) Oracle
28 452 (13.48%) C++
29 445 (13.27%) RESTful
30 439 (13.09%) Spring

OO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OO 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 OO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 416 (12.40%) Node.js
2 167 (4.98%) Apache
3 149 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 139 (4.14%) JBoss
5 113 (3.37%) CMS
6 108 (3.22%) WebLogic
7 91 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
8 88 (2.62%) WebSphere
9 66 (1.97%) Confluence
10 60 (1.79%) IIS
11 43 (1.28%) nginx
12 38 (1.13%) Apache Solr
12 38 (1.13%) WordPress
13 37 (1.10%) Drupal
14 36 (1.07%) SharePoint
14 36 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
15 20 (0.60%) Mule
16 18 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
17 17 (0.51%) Apache Spark
17 17 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 87 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.16%) MS Office
3 18 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.18%) MS Project
6 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.060%) Simulink
10 1 (0.030%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.030%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 48 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
2 27 (0.81%) Magento
3 20 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
4 18 (0.54%) Endur
5 17 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.089%) FINCAD Analytics
9 3 (0.089%) RMDS
9 3 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.060%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.060%) Beauchamp
10 2 (0.060%) SAP IS-U
11 1 (0.030%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.030%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.030%) SAP Retail
11 1 (0.030%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 158 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (2.53%) GitHub
3 73 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (0.89%) IaaS
5 19 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 16 (0.48%) PaaS
8 15 (0.45%) SaaS
9 12 (0.36%) Heroku
10 11 (0.33%) Force.com
11 8 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.24%) Office 365
12 7 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 7 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
12 7 (0.21%) CloudFront
12 7 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.15%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 192 (5.72%) HTTP
2 95 (2.83%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.76%) Internet
4 45 (1.34%) SSL
5 26 (0.78%) LDAP
6 25 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 22 (0.66%) Network Security
8 21 (0.63%) SNMP
9 19 (0.57%) Firewall
10 17 (0.51%) DNS
11 13 (0.39%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (0.33%) FTP
14 10 (0.30%) DHCP
14 10 (0.30%) IPsec
14 10 (0.30%) VoIP
15 9 (0.27%) GSM
15 9 (0.27%) LTE
15 9 (0.27%) RTP
15 9 (0.27%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 480 (14.31%) SQL Server
2 350 (10.44%) MySQL
3 344 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 300 (8.94%) NoSQL
5 273 (8.14%) MongoDB
6 126 (3.76%) RDBMS
7 118 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
8 107 (3.19%) Oracle Database
9 102 (3.04%) Redis
10 90 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 81 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 71 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
13 67 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
14 53 (1.58%) Big Data
15 51 (1.52%) DB2
16 47 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
16 47 (1.40%) Hadoop
17 41 (1.22%) Neo4j
18 39 (1.16%) OLTP
19 38 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 577 (17.20%) Git (software)
2 367 (10.94%) Subversion
3 292 (8.71%) Jenkins
4 241 (7.19%) JIRA
5 213 (6.35%) Maven
6 209 (6.23%) Cucumber
7 180 (5.37%) JUnit
8 152 (4.53%) Selenium
9 120 (3.58%) Grunt
10 119 (3.55%) Visual Studio
11 109 (3.25%) Eclipse
12 98 (2.92%) Ant
13 95 (2.83%) NUnit
14 88 (2.62%) gulp
15 86 (2.56%) Mockito
16 77 (2.30%) ClearCase
16 77 (2.30%) Jasmine
17 70 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 65 (1.94%) Hudson
18 65 (1.94%) TeamCity
General
1 512 (15.27%) Finance
2 238 (7.10%) Banking
3 150 (4.47%) Front Office
4 88 (2.62%) Marketing
5 87 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 86 (2.56%) Retail
7 70 (2.09%) Legal
8 68 (2.03%) Telecoms
9 58 (1.73%) Games
10 50 (1.49%) Back Office
11 39 (1.16%) Publishing
12 30 (0.89%) Electronics
12 30 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.57%) Advertising
15 18 (0.54%) Law
16 15 (0.45%) Automotive
17 13 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.36%) Aerospace
19 10 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2569 (76.60%) Developer
2 544 (16.22%) Java Developer
3 401 (11.96%) JavaScript Developer
4 351 (10.47%) Senior Developer
5 327 (9.75%) .NET Developer
6 302 (9.00%) C# Developer
7 249 (7.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 197 (5.87%) Software Engineer
9 196 (5.84%) Architect
10 187 (5.58%) C# .NET Developer
11 177 (5.28%) PHP Developer
12 147 (4.38%) Angular Developer
13 120 (3.58%) C++ Developer
14 118 (3.52%) Software Developer
15 116 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
16 112 (3.34%) Web Developer
17 110 (3.28%) Python Developer
18 102 (3.04%) Node.js Developer
19 101 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
20 98 (2.92%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1234 (36.79%) HTML
2 1097 (32.71%) CSS
3 711 (21.20%) .NET
4 693 (20.66%) HTML5
5 602 (17.95%) Web Services
6 539 (16.07%) jQuery
7 532 (15.86%) CSS3
8 526 (15.68%) AngularJS
9 486 (14.49%) XML
10 445 (13.27%) RESTful
11 439 (13.09%) Spring
12 314 (9.36%) REST
13 292 (8.71%) JSON
14 286 (8.53%) ASP.NET
15 259 (7.72%) .NET Framework
16 252 (7.51%) React
17 246 (7.33%) Ajax
18 238 (7.10%) SOAP
19 232 (6.92%) Hibernate
20 229 (6.83%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 241 (7.19%) User Experience
2 212 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 201 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 97 (2.89%) Derivative
6 95 (2.83%) Algorithms
7 92 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
8 84 (2.50%) Data Structures
9 74 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 71 (2.12%) iPad
11 58 (1.73%) N-Tier
12 51 (1.52%) Fixed Income
13 43 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
14 34 (1.01%) Mathematics
15 33 (0.98%) Hedge funds
16 32 (0.95%) Management Information System
17 29 (0.86%) Visualisation
18 25 (0.75%) Equities
18 25 (0.75%) iPhone
18 25 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 578 (17.23%) Linux
2 470 (14.01%) Unix
3 326 (9.72%) Windows
4 125 (3.73%) Android
5 108 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 36 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (0.98%) AIX
9 21 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 17 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 13 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.39%) VxWorks
12 11 (0.33%) Solaris
12 11 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.30%) CentOS
13 10 (0.30%) CoreOS
13 10 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1751 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1009 (30.08%) TDD
3 585 (17.44%) MVC
4 580 (17.29%) OOP
5 579 (17.26%) Scrum
6 548 (16.34%) Software Engineering
7 499 (14.88%) BDD
8 477 (14.22%) OOD
9 379 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
10 365 (10.88%) Unit Testing
11 329 (9.81%) UML
12 318 (9.48%) Multithreading
13 315 (9.39%) Front End Development
14 304 (9.06%) E-Commerce
15 303 (9.03%) SDLC
16 300 (8.94%) SOA
16 300 (8.94%) Web Development
17 280 (8.35%) Open Source
18 189 (5.64%) Configuration Management
18 189 (5.64%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1484 (44.25%) JavaScript
2 1390 (41.44%) Java
3 836 (24.93%) SQL
4 786 (23.43%) C#
5 452 (13.48%) C++
6 380 (11.33%) Python
7 344 (10.26%) PHP
8 272 (8.11%) Perl
9 223 (6.65%) Ruby
10 149 (4.44%) C
11 147 (4.38%) Scala
12 99 (2.95%) Shell Script
13 80 (2.39%) Objective-C
13 80 (2.39%) PowerShell
14 79 (2.36%) PL/SQL
15 77 (2.30%) T-SQL
16 67 (2.00%) VB.NET
17 62 (1.85%) Go
18 52 (1.55%) Bash Shell
19 49 (1.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 264 (7.87%) Degree
2 227 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 130 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.45%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.33%) ISEB
7 11 (0.33%) PhD
7 11 (0.33%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.15%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.060%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.060%) MCP
11 2 (0.060%) MCSD
11 2 (0.060%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.060%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.060%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.82%) QA
2 33 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.30%) SLA
5 8 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.24%) MiFID
6 7 (0.21%) COBIT
6 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.21%) ISO27002
7 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.15%) ISO20022
7 5 (0.15%) SDET
8 3 (0.089%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.060%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.030%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.030%) TickIT
10 1 (0.030%) WAI
System Software
1 80 (2.39%) Docker
2 25 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.30%) Ceph
4 10 (0.30%) GlusterFS
5 7 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.18%) KVM
6 6 (0.18%) LXC
6 6 (0.18%) XenServer
7 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.060%) Firmware
8 2 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.060%) Varnish
8 2 (0.060%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.030%) GridGain
9 1 (0.030%) Xen
Systems Management
1 115 (3.43%) Puppet
2 98 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (1.52%) Ansible
4 35 (1.04%) Kibana
5 31 (0.92%) logstash
6 28 (0.83%) Grafana
6 28 (0.83%) Uchiwa
7 22 (0.66%) Salt
8 21 (0.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 11 (0.33%) SCCM
10 10 (0.30%) Graphite
10 10 (0.30%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.30%) Kubernetes
11 9 (0.27%) BladeLogic
11 9 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
11 9 (0.27%) MOM
11 9 (0.27%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 8 (0.24%) Oozie
13 6 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 458 (13.66%) Oracle
2 253 (7.54%) Microsoft
3 80 (2.39%) Zend
4 72 (2.15%) IBM
5 71 (2.12%) SAP
6 69 (2.06%) Sybase
7 64 (1.91%) Red Hat
8 55 (1.64%) Informatica
8 55 (1.64%) Pega
9 48 (1.43%) HP
10 47 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 47 (1.40%) VMware
11 38 (1.13%) Sitecore
12 37 (1.10%) Google
13 36 (1.07%) hybris
14 33 (0.98%) BEA
15 29 (0.86%) Apple
16 28 (0.83%) Adobe
17 24 (0.72%) DevExpress
18 23 (0.69%) Atlassian
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Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 12 months contracts
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 12 months contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £535 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive salary
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicestershire
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Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £575 per day
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: From £30 to £42 per hour
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Essex
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £800 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: Up to £345 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
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IT Talent Solutions
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IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
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