The table below looks at the statistics for OO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OO over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Object-Oriented (OO)
Rank 69 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing OO 1591 1753 1887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.97% 3.23% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 4.08% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1163 1198 1331
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 37
Median hourly rate £42.25 £38.63 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.38% -4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £30.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.70%

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
43918 42992 41426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.89% 79.31% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29200 27357 26190
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median 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 median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1216 1225
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

OO
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OO within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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 -11 1437 £436 +7.05% 733
London -5 878 £475 +5.55% 334
City of London +3 134 £488 +2.63% 64
South East -85 120 £350 +7.69% 108
Scotland -20 89 £380 -3.49% 21
South West +12 84 £350 -15.15% 44
North West -12 84 £390 +9.47% 86
Yorkshire -8 81 £400 +19.40% 51
West Yorkshire -4 66 £413 +23.13% 26
Leeds -7 65 £406 +21.26% 24
East of England +2 63 £400 - 40
West Midlands +20 61 £442 +28.90% 38
Glasgow +12 51 £380 +1.33% 11
Manchester -16 38 £425 +23.63% 54
Hampshire -40 35 £325 - 22
Wales +18 34 £375 +2.73% 4
North East -20 33 £325 -10.34% 7
South Wales +17 32 £375 - 3
Tyne and Wear -19 30 £325 -10.34% 7
Edinburgh -10 29 £500 - 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 27 £325 -10.34% 6
Birmingham +18 25 £441 +25.92% 12
East Midlands +9 25 £238 -30.14% 23
Bristol -2 23 £325 -13.33% 9
Surrey -8 22 £450 +9.09% 34
Lancashire +16 20 £450 +9.16% 13
Gloucestershire -3 19 £500 +8.10% 17
Essex -8 18 £400 - 7
Cheshire -24 17 £338 -15.62% 13
Blackpool +16 16 £450 - 1

OO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OO 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 OO.

1 1691 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1417 (43.36%) JavaScript
3 1356 (41.49%) Java
4 1192 (36.47%) HTML
5 1068 (32.68%) CSS
6 954 (29.19%) TDD
7 807 (24.69%) SQL
8 774 (23.68%) C#
9 712 (21.79%) .NET
10 671 (20.53%) HTML5
11 584 (17.87%) Web Services
12 575 (17.59%) OOP
13 569 (17.41%) Scrum
14 563 (17.23%) Linux
15 556 (17.01%) Finance
16 550 (16.83%) MVC
16 550 (16.83%) Git (software)
17 543 (16.62%) Software Engineering
18 534 (16.34%) AngularJS
19 508 (15.54%) jQuery
20 506 (15.48%) CSS3
21 496 (15.18%) OOD
22 487 (14.90%) SQL Server
23 484 (14.81%) Oracle
24 470 (14.38%) XML
25 461 (14.11%) Spring
26 457 (13.98%) BDD
27 438 (13.40%) RESTful
28 436 (13.34%) Unix
29 434 (13.28%) C++

OO
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
1 372 (11.38%) Node.js
2 156 (4.77%) Apache
3 130 (3.98%) Tomcat
4 115 (3.52%) CMS
5 114 (3.49%) WebLogic
6 106 (3.24%) JBoss
7 96 (2.94%) WebSphere
8 73 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
9 58 (1.77%) IIS
10 57 (1.74%) Confluence
11 45 (1.38%) nginx
12 41 (1.25%) WordPress
13 40 (1.22%) SharePoint
14 36 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
15 33 (1.01%) Drupal
16 31 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
17 29 (0.89%) Apache Solr
18 25 (0.76%) Apache Spark
19 22 (0.67%) Mule
20 19 (0.58%) Jetty
Applications
1 96 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 32 (0.98%) MS Office
3 20 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.18%) MS Project
5 6 (0.18%) Windchill
6 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.12%) Simulink
8 2 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.031%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.031%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 37 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
2 32 (0.98%) Magento
3 21 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.52%) Endur
5 14 (0.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 13 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.15%) Beauchamp
8 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.12%) Documaker
9 4 (0.12%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.092%) FINCAD Analytics
10 3 (0.092%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.061%) RMDS
11 2 (0.061%) SAP IS-U
12 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.031%) Loan IQ
12 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.031%) SAP Retail
12 1 (0.031%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 148 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (2.82%) GitHub
3 67 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (0.89%) IaaS
5 19 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (0.58%) SaaS
6 18 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.46%) PaaS
8 14 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.34%) Heroku
10 10 (0.31%) Office 365
11 9 (0.28%) Force.com
12 8 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.24%) Google Play
13 7 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
13 7 (0.21%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.18%) Boomi
14 6 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 197 (6.03%) HTTP
2 91 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 50 (1.53%) Internet
4 42 (1.29%) SSL
5 29 (0.89%) LDAP
6 27 (0.83%) Network Security
6 27 (0.83%) SNMP
7 24 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (0.49%) DNS
8 16 (0.49%) Firewall
9 15 (0.46%) FTP
9 15 (0.46%) VoIP
10 10 (0.31%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (0.28%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (0.28%) GSM
11 9 (0.28%) LTE
11 9 (0.28%) RANAP
11 9 (0.28%) RTP
11 9 (0.28%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 332 (10.16%) Relational Database
3 307 (9.39%) MySQL
4 257 (7.86%) NoSQL
5 234 (7.16%) MongoDB
6 141 (4.31%) RDBMS
7 134 (4.10%) Oracle Database
8 105 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
9 89 (2.72%) Redis
10 78 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 77 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 67 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
12 67 (2.05%) DB2
13 62 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 59 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
15 55 (1.68%) Big Data
16 50 (1.53%) Neo4j
17 45 (1.38%) Hadoop
18 42 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 38 (1.16%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 550 (16.83%) Git (software)
2 326 (9.98%) Subversion
3 283 (8.66%) Jenkins
4 237 (7.25%) JIRA
5 213 (6.52%) Maven
6 196 (6.00%) JUnit
7 176 (5.39%) Cucumber
8 138 (4.22%) Selenium
9 124 (3.79%) Visual Studio
10 118 (3.61%) Grunt
11 117 (3.58%) Eclipse
12 95 (2.91%) Ant
13 92 (2.82%) NUnit
14 91 (2.78%) gulp
15 77 (2.36%) Jasmine
16 71 (2.17%) Mockito
16 71 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
17 68 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 68 (2.08%) ClearCase
18 59 (1.81%) Hudson
General
1 556 (17.01%) Finance
2 233 (7.13%) Banking
3 165 (5.05%) Front Office
4 89 (2.72%) Retail
5 80 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 73 (2.23%) Marketing
7 63 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 62 (1.90%) Legal
9 55 (1.68%) Games
10 48 (1.47%) Back Office
11 41 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 38 (1.16%) Publishing
13 27 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 26 (0.80%) Electronics
15 21 (0.64%) Law
16 18 (0.55%) Automotive
17 16 (0.49%) Advertising
18 13 (0.40%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2521 (77.14%) Developer
2 556 (17.01%) Java Developer
3 367 (11.23%) JavaScript Developer
4 351 (10.74%) Senior Developer
5 314 (9.61%) .NET Developer
6 302 (9.24%) C# Developer
7 243 (7.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 186 (5.69%) Architect
9 185 (5.66%) Software Engineer
10 183 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 178 (5.45%) PHP Developer
12 135 (4.13%) C++ Developer
13 131 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
14 130 (3.98%) Angular Developer
15 114 (3.49%) Software Developer
16 113 (3.46%) Web Developer
17 111 (3.40%) Full Stack Developer
18 99 (3.03%) Agile Developer
19 93 (2.85%) ASP.NET Developer
19 93 (2.85%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1192 (36.47%) HTML
2 1068 (32.68%) CSS
3 712 (21.79%) .NET
4 671 (20.53%) HTML5
5 584 (17.87%) Web Services
6 534 (16.34%) AngularJS
7 508 (15.54%) jQuery
8 506 (15.48%) CSS3
9 470 (14.38%) XML
10 461 (14.11%) Spring
11 438 (13.40%) RESTful
12 307 (9.39%) REST
13 278 (8.51%) ASP.NET
14 273 (8.35%) JSON
15 257 (7.86%) React
16 244 (7.47%) .NET Framework
17 233 (7.13%) Hibernate
18 229 (7.01%) Ajax
19 223 (6.82%) SOAP
20 219 (6.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 229 (7.01%) User Experience
2 214 (6.55%) Computer Science
3 181 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 115 (3.52%) Algorithms
5 102 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
6 94 (2.88%) Derivative
7 91 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 88 (2.69%) iPad
9 83 (2.54%) Data Structures
10 76 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 59 (1.81%) Fixed Income
11 59 (1.81%) N-Tier
12 46 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
13 44 (1.35%) Hedge funds
14 42 (1.29%) Mathematics
15 40 (1.22%) Management Information System
16 36 (1.10%) iPhone
17 30 (0.92%) Visualisation
18 26 (0.80%) Equities
19 25 (0.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 563 (17.23%) Linux
2 436 (13.34%) Unix
3 343 (10.50%) Windows
4 111 (3.40%) Android
5 107 (3.27%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (1.16%) Windows Server
8 27 (0.83%) AIX
9 21 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.31%) CoreOS
12 10 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.28%) CentOS
13 9 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.21%) Solaris
14 7 (0.21%) VxWorks
15 6 (0.18%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1691 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
2 954 (29.19%) TDD
3 575 (17.59%) OOP
4 569 (17.41%) Scrum
5 550 (16.83%) MVC
6 543 (16.62%) Software Engineering
7 496 (15.18%) OOD
8 457 (13.98%) BDD
9 415 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
10 333 (10.19%) Unit Testing
11 331 (10.13%) UML
12 324 (9.91%) Multithreading
13 304 (9.30%) Front End Development
14 303 (9.27%) Web Development
15 298 (9.12%) E-Commerce
16 283 (8.66%) SDLC
17 282 (8.63%) Open Source
18 271 (8.29%) SOA
19 165 (5.05%) DevOps
19 165 (5.05%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1417 (43.36%) JavaScript
2 1356 (41.49%) Java
3 807 (24.69%) SQL
4 774 (23.68%) C#
5 434 (13.28%) C++
6 331 (10.13%) Python
7 326 (9.98%) PHP
8 242 (7.41%) Perl
9 197 (6.03%) Ruby
10 150 (4.59%) Scala
11 145 (4.44%) C
12 89 (2.72%) T-SQL
13 88 (2.69%) Shell Script
14 86 (2.63%) PowerShell
15 84 (2.57%) PL/SQL
16 81 (2.48%) Objective-C
17 62 (1.90%) VB.NET
18 58 (1.77%) Groovy
19 46 (1.41%) Bash Shell
20 44 (1.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 265 (8.11%) Degree
2 237 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 149 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 42 (1.29%) DV Cleared
5 21 (0.64%) Sun Certification
6 15 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.37%) ISEB
9 11 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (0.34%) PhD
10 10 (0.31%) OCPJP
11 9 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.15%) SAP Certification
14 4 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.092%) PMP
16 2 (0.061%) CITP
16 2 (0.061%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.061%) MCP
16 2 (0.061%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.18%) QA
2 28 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.21%) COBIT
5 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.21%) ISO27002
5 7 (0.21%) SLA
6 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.15%) ISO20022
7 4 (0.12%) SDET
8 3 (0.092%) MiFID
9 2 (0.061%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.031%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.031%) TickIT
10 1 (0.031%) WAI
10 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 95 (2.91%) Docker
2 33 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.31%) Ceph
4 10 (0.31%) etcd
4 10 (0.31%) flannel
4 10 (0.31%) GlusterFS
5 7 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.18%) KVM
6 6 (0.18%) LXC
6 6 (0.18%) XenServer
7 3 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.061%) Firmware
8 2 (0.061%) GridGain
8 2 (0.061%) Varnish
8 2 (0.061%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.031%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.031%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.031%) Xen
Systems Management
1 112 (3.43%) Puppet
2 96 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (1.47%) Ansible
4 36 (1.10%) Kibana
5 29 (0.89%) logstash
6 27 (0.83%) Grafana
6 27 (0.83%) Uchiwa
7 22 (0.67%) Salt
8 19 (0.58%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 10 (0.31%) BladeLogic
9 10 (0.31%) Graphite
9 10 (0.31%) HAProxy
9 10 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (0.31%) Kubernetes
9 10 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 9 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
10 9 (0.28%) SCCM
11 8 (0.24%) Control-M
11 8 (0.24%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 484 (14.81%) Oracle
2 263 (8.05%) Microsoft
3 92 (2.82%) Sybase
4 77 (2.36%) Zend
5 72 (2.20%) IBM
6 68 (2.08%) SAP
7 65 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 57 (1.74%) Informatica
9 54 (1.65%) Pega
10 53 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
11 48 (1.47%) VMware
12 44 (1.35%) HP
13 40 (1.22%) Sitecore
14 39 (1.19%) Apple
15 36 (1.10%) Adobe
16 35 (1.07%) Google
17 33 (1.01%) hybris
18 26 (0.80%) BEA
19 24 (0.73%) Atlassian
20 21 (0.64%) Siebel
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
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London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Middlesex
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Rate: 10% annual bonus on top of salary in addition to other benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Rate: 10% annual bonus on top of salary in addition to other benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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York, North Yorkshire
Recital Consulting
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London
Harvey Nash plc
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London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Warwick, Warwickshire
Coburg Banks IT
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West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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City, London
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