The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Oracle products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Oracle Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle
Rank 8 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Oracle 5802 5621 6218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.07% 10.65% 10.78%
As % of the Vendors category 21.97% 22.83% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3423 3255 3364
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 80 115
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.45 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.60 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Oracle
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Oracle within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Oracle Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Oracle
Daily Rate Trend

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

Oracle Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Oracle Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Oracle
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Oracle Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Oracle Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Oracle
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 Oracle within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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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 +1 5148 £425 - 1145
London -2 2571 £450 -5.26% 461
South East -2 803 £385 +2.66% 211
City of London +1 644 £465 -2.10% 165
East of England +8 391 £400 +6.66% 104
Scotland 0 344 £400 +6.66% 59
North West +7 342 £370 +2.77% 101
Yorkshire -1 274 £393 +20.76% 108
Hampshire +2 261 £425 +13.33% 59
South West -7 218 £424 +7.96% 66
West Yorkshire -1 201 £400 +25.00% 75
West Midlands +7 198 £365 -2.66% 52
East Midlands +11 166 £370 +2.06% 29
Glasgow +2 144 £400 +18.51% 23
Manchester +8 139 £338 -6.25% 55
Hertfordshire +4 131 £353 -21.66% 48
Surrey -3 128 £350 -6.66% 42
Berkshire -19 127 £375 -6.25% 50
Buckinghamshire +1 117 £400 +14.28% 17
Edinburgh +1 110 £425 +6.25% 20
North East -3 95 £344 -19.11% 7
Milton Keynes -2 92 £400 +14.28% 12
Essex +10 90 £448 +19.33% 10
Tyne and Wear -5 79 £336 -20.88% 4
Wales -6 79 £375 +36.36% 21
Cambridgeshire +4 77 £375 +2.04% 30
Leeds -9 76 £350 +5.66% 43
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 75 £333 -21.76% 4
Cheshire -2 71 £425 +18.05% 28
Gosport +1 65 £450 +3.44% 11

Oracle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Oracle 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 Oracle.

1 4637 (41.64%) SQL
2 3074 (27.60%) Finance
3 2512 (22.56%) Oracle Database
4 2480 (22.27%) Java
5 2175 (19.53%) UNIX
6 1974 (17.72%) Linux
7 1875 (16.84%) PL/SQL
8 1783 (16.01%) SQL Server
9 1629 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
10 1420 (12.75%) Windows
11 1268 (11.39%) .NET
12 1250 (11.22%) Banking
13 1241 (11.14%) Microsoft
14 1135 (10.19%) Security Cleared
15 1130 (10.15%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1130 (10.15%) XML
16 1047 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
17 995 (8.93%) Oracle EBS
18 989 (8.88%) Migration
19 984 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
20 976 (8.76%) ETL
21 952 (8.55%) Relational Database
22 919 (8.25%) Web Services
22 919 (8.25%) HTML
23 918 (8.24%) C#
24 878 (7.88%) JavaScript
25 868 (7.79%) SOA
26 857 (7.70%) SC Cleared
27 851 (7.64%) WebLogic
28 846 (7.60%) Oracle EBS R12

Oracle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Oracle 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 Oracle. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 851 (7.64%) WebLogic
2 574 (5.15%) WebSphere
3 400 (3.59%) Apache
4 379 (3.40%) Tomcat
5 317 (2.85%) Oracle Workflow
6 253 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 211 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 202 (1.81%) IIS
9 196 (1.76%) SAS
10 157 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
11 156 (1.40%) Oracle Coherence
12 122 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
13 113 (1.01%) CMS
14 93 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
15 92 (0.83%) MS Exchange
16 70 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 69 (0.62%) MQSeries
18 61 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
18 61 (0.55%) GlassFish
19 52 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 554 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 302 (2.71%) MS Office
3 159 (1.43%) MS Project
4 153 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 126 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 52 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.14%) SPSS
8 15 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.081%) Mathematica
11 7 (0.063%) PowerPivot
12 5 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
12 5 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.036%) Windchill
13 4 (0.036%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.027%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.018%) GIMP
15 2 (0.018%) Mingle
16 1 (0.009%) FastStats
16 1 (0.009%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 995 (8.93%) Oracle EBS
2 846 (7.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 402 (3.61%) Oracle Applications
4 358 (3.21%) Oracle Payables
5 346 (3.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 342 (3.07%) Oracle General Ledger
7 284 (2.55%) Oracle Financials
8 210 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
9 184 (1.65%) Oracle Assets
10 154 (1.38%) Oracle Retail
11 132 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
12 128 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
13 122 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
14 109 (0.98%) Oracle iProcurement
15 88 (0.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
16 81 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 80 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
18 55 (0.49%) Oracle HRMS
19 52 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
20 51 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (0.71%) SaaS
3 72 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 63 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (0.35%) PaaS
6 24 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.14%) IaaS
9 15 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
10 14 (0.13%) Office 365
11 13 (0.12%) Taleo
12 12 (0.11%) GitHub
13 7 (0.063%) Google Apps
13 7 (0.063%) Force.com
14 6 (0.054%) Route 53
15 4 (0.036%) Heroku
15 4 (0.036%) Joyent
15 4 (0.036%) CloudFront
16 3 (0.027%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.027%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 367 (3.30%) SAN
2 274 (2.46%) HTTP
3 235 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 216 (1.94%) Firewall
5 196 (1.76%) LDAP
6 190 (1.71%) Internet
7 187 (1.68%) DNS
8 130 (1.17%) SSL
9 115 (1.03%) WAN
10 111 (1.00%) NAS
11 106 (0.95%) LAN
12 104 (0.93%) FTP
13 96 (0.86%) HTTPS
14 71 (0.64%) VPN
15 67 (0.60%) DHCP
16 56 (0.50%) SSH
17 49 (0.44%) Intranet
18 43 (0.39%) Network Security
19 41 (0.37%) SMTP
20 38 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2512 (22.56%) Oracle Database
2 1783 (16.01%) SQL Server
3 1130 (10.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 984 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
5 952 (8.55%) Relational Database
6 837 (7.52%) Oracle Reports
7 592 (5.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 502 (4.51%) MySQL
9 489 (4.39%) RDBMS
10 465 (4.18%) Oracle BI EE
11 364 (3.27%) DB2
12 349 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
13 307 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 301 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 215 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 159 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 155 (1.39%) Big Data
18 153 (1.37%) PowerCenter
19 151 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
20 143 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 415 (3.73%) Maven
2 374 (3.36%) Subversion
3 355 (3.19%) Oracle Forms
4 268 (2.41%) JUnit
5 260 (2.33%) JIRA
6 224 (2.01%) Git (software)
7 210 (1.89%) Ant
8 188 (1.69%) Visual Studio
9 187 (1.68%) Eclipse
10 182 (1.63%) Toad
11 177 (1.59%) Selenium
12 172 (1.54%) Jenkins
13 171 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
14 155 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
15 127 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
16 91 (0.82%) LoadRunner
17 80 (0.72%) ClearCase
18 77 (0.69%) TeamCity
19 75 (0.67%) SoapUI
20 71 (0.64%) Hudson
General
1 3074 (27.60%) Finance
2 1250 (11.22%) Banking
3 570 (5.12%) Retail
4 553 (4.97%) Investment Banking
5 365 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 335 (3.01%) Front Office
7 188 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 169 (1.52%) Marketing
9 153 (1.37%) Back Office
10 144 (1.29%) Billing
10 144 (1.29%) General Ledger
11 138 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 74 (0.66%) Advertising
13 66 (0.59%) Games
14 63 (0.57%) Publishing
15 60 (0.54%) Legal
16 56 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
17 42 (0.38%) Local Government
18 38 (0.34%) Electronics
19 32 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3369 (30.25%) Developer
2 1544 (13.86%) Analyst
3 1222 (10.97%) Consultant
4 1137 (10.21%) Architect
5 839 (7.53%) Java Developer
6 697 (6.26%) Oracle Consultant
7 646 (5.80%) Oracle Developer
8 645 (5.79%) DBA
9 577 (5.18%) Project Manager
10 453 (4.07%) Oracle DBA
11 374 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
12 364 (3.27%) Business Analyst
13 335 (3.01%) Administrator
14 301 (2.70%) .NET Developer
15 295 (2.65%) Senior Developer
16 288 (2.59%) Test Analyst
17 257 (2.31%) Support Analyst
18 229 (2.06%) Tester
19 222 (1.99%) Functional Consultant
20 218 (1.96%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1268 (11.39%) .NET
2 1130 (10.15%) XML
3 919 (8.25%) Web Services
3 919 (8.25%) HTML
4 734 (6.59%) Spring
5 660 (5.93%) Middleware
6 643 (5.77%) J2EE
7 508 (4.56%) ASP.NET
8 499 (4.48%) Hibernate
9 481 (4.32%) CSS
10 439 (3.94%) JSP
11 392 (3.52%) SOAP
12 358 (3.21%) Oracle Fusion
13 357 (3.21%) jQuery
14 273 (2.45%) XSLT
15 267 (2.40%) REST
16 259 (2.33%) JMS
17 232 (2.08%) Ajax
18 201 (1.80%) .NET Framework
19 198 (1.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 835 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 282 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 258 (2.32%) Data Integration
4 237 (2.13%) Open Source
5 227 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 226 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 208 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 195 (1.75%) Derivative
9 191 (1.72%) Clustering
10 168 (1.51%) Replication
11 162 (1.45%) Mainframe
12 152 (1.36%) Fixed Income
13 125 (1.12%) Credit Risk
14 95 (0.85%) N-Tier
15 94 (0.84%) Statistics
16 92 (0.83%) User Experience
17 89 (0.80%) Mathematics
18 79 (0.71%) Equities
19 70 (0.63%) Mobile App
20 69 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2175 (19.53%) UNIX
2 1974 (17.72%) Linux
3 1420 (12.75%) Windows
4 484 (4.35%) Solaris
5 400 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 265 (2.38%) AIX
7 220 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 179 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 125 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
10 106 (0.95%) Windows XP
11 84 (0.75%) HPUX
12 72 (0.65%) Windows 7
13 62 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 56 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 54 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (0.42%) SUSE
17 38 (0.34%) Android
18 36 (0.32%) SELinux
19 34 (0.31%) Mac OS X
20 30 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1629 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1047 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
3 989 (8.88%) Migration
4 976 (8.76%) ETL
5 868 (7.79%) SOA
6 742 (6.66%) Data Modelling
7 711 (6.38%) Project Management
8 656 (5.89%) Scrum
9 631 (5.67%) ITIL
10 628 (5.64%) ERP
11 595 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
12 537 (4.82%) CRM
12 537 (4.82%) OO
13 522 (4.69%) TDD
14 493 (4.43%) Data Migration
15 487 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 465 (4.18%) MVC
17 437 (3.92%) E-Commerce
18 431 (3.87%) Workflow
19 379 (3.40%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4637 (41.64%) SQL
2 2480 (22.27%) Java
3 1875 (16.84%) PL/SQL
4 918 (8.24%) C#
5 878 (7.88%) JavaScript
6 597 (5.36%) Shell Script
7 493 (4.43%) Perl
8 394 (3.54%) Python
9 330 (2.96%) C++
10 319 (2.86%) VB
11 254 (2.28%) T-SQL
12 251 (2.25%) C
13 200 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 198 (1.78%) PHP
15 146 (1.31%) PowerShell
16 125 (1.12%) VBA
17 114 (1.02%) VBScript
18 112 (1.01%) VB.NET
19 109 (0.98%) Korn
20 102 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1135 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 857 (7.70%) SC Cleared
3 566 (5.08%) Degree
4 333 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 241 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 194 (1.74%) ISEB
7 145 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 139 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 85 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 80 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 78 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 60 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
13 59 (0.53%) PMP
14 47 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
15 45 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 42 (0.38%) CCNA
16 42 (0.38%) MCSE
17 38 (0.34%) MCITP
18 37 (0.33%) CISSP
19 36 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 435 (3.91%) QA
2 181 (1.63%) SLA
3 124 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 66 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 58 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 35 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 15 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.11%) Basel III
10 11 (0.099%) COBIT
10 11 (0.099%) GPG13
10 11 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.054%) GAAP
12 4 (0.036%) EMIR
13 3 (0.027%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.027%) Basel II
13 3 (0.027%) TickIT
13 3 (0.027%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.027%) P3O
13 3 (0.027%) COREP
System Software
1 448 (4.02%) Oracle RAC
2 287 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (2.05%) Oracle RMAN
4 222 (1.99%) Active Directory
5 57 (0.51%) vSphere
6 55 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 47 (0.42%) NFS
8 42 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 37 (0.33%) XenApp
10 36 (0.32%) vCloud
11 27 (0.24%) Nmap
11 27 (0.24%) Xen
12 24 (0.22%) RHEV
13 23 (0.21%) XenServer
14 20 (0.18%) SRDF
15 19 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 15 (0.13%) XenDesktop
16 15 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 15 (0.13%) KVM
17 13 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 267 (2.40%) Data Guard
2 246 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
3 202 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 164 (1.47%) Puppet
5 128 (1.15%) Tivoli
6 94 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
7 80 (0.72%) Control-M
8 57 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 46 (0.41%) SCCM
10 39 (0.35%) NetBackup
10 39 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
11 34 (0.31%) Nagios
12 32 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
13 29 (0.26%) Nessus
13 29 (0.26%) SCOM
14 28 (0.25%) OpenSSO
14 28 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 26 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
15 26 (0.23%) OpenView
15 26 (0.23%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1241 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 709 (6.37%) SAP
3 659 (5.92%) IBM
4 650 (5.84%) HP
5 461 (4.14%) VMware
6 454 (4.08%) Red Hat
7 436 (3.91%) Informatica
8 422 (3.79%) Sybase
9 412 (3.70%) JBoss
10 386 (3.47%) Business Objects
11 234 (2.10%) Cognos
12 230 (2.07%) Citrix
13 198 (1.78%) Siebel
14 190 (1.71%) Cisco
15 189 (1.70%) Sun
16 153 (1.37%) Hyperion
17 141 (1.27%) Remedy
18 135 (1.21%) EMC
19 132 (1.19%) TIBCO
20 116 (1.04%) ATG
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Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
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UK
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £420.00 - £477.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Roc Search
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Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £500 - £590 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hays Recruitment Scotland
Rate: £30,000 to £40,000
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North Yorkshire
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Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
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Square One Resources
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Synergize Consulting
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
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