The table below looks at the statistics for PowerShell skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerShell over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows PowerShell
Rank 79 133 176
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +43
Contract jobs citing PowerShell 1478 931 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.75% 1.69% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.14% 4.49% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 608 402
Median daily rate £408 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.78% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £256 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 21
Median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £20.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £44.43 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £26.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+42.30% -11.86%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20704 20756 20199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.58% 37.67% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14294 13777 13340
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 433 466
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

PowerShell
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

PowerShell Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PowerShell
Daily Rate Trend

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

PowerShell Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PowerShell
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

PowerShell Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PowerShell Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PowerShell
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

PowerShell Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PowerShell
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 PowerShell within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +38 1203 £413 +16.19% 231
London +36 538 £450 +16.12% 107
South East 0 261 £410 +5.80% 45
Scotland +74 239 £375 -4.15% 10
Renfrewshire +13 116 £353 -10.19% 1
Erskine +11 116 £353 -10.19% 1
North West +57 110 £425 +84.78% 13
City of London +33 92 £475 +29.07% 29
South West +40 86 £350 - 15
Berkshire +43 82 £413 +10.00% 8
Hampshire -6 82 £411 +9.66% 9
North East +19 77 £321 -14.40% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne - 75 £321 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 75 £321 - 3
Cheshire +38 65 £441 +100.45% 2
Edinburgh +36 63 £451 +14.05% 5
Reading +34 60 £406 +1.56% 3
Surrey +5 52 £475 +15.15% 12
Warrington +29 49 £444 - 1
Yorkshire -28 44 £375 +15.38% 20
Glasgow +40 42 £343 +8.73% 2
West Yorkshire -16 38 £375 +15.38% 18
Bristol +27 37 £340 +4.61% 4
East Midlands +21 30 £300 +5.26% 12
Hook +12 29 £355 +3.42%
West Midlands -7 29 £375 +7.14% 2
East of England -12 25 £413 +26.92% 8
Manchester -2 20 £325 -13.33% 8
Leeds -32 19 £388 +19.23% 15
Staines +7 17 £600 - 1

PowerShell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PowerShell 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 PowerShell.

1 1594 (65.92%) Windows
2 1142 (47.23%) Microsoft
3 945 (39.08%) Active Directory
4 899 (37.18%) Windows Server
5 796 (32.92%) SQL
6 713 (29.49%) VMware
7 706 (29.20%) SQL Server
8 550 (22.75%) .NET
9 543 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 534 (22.08%) Linux
11 531 (21.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 486 (20.10%) C#
13 470 (19.44%) Security Cleared
14 466 (19.27%) Finance
15 445 (18.40%) Migration
16 427 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 417 (17.25%) MS Excel
18 408 (16.87%) SharePoint
19 397 (16.42%) DNS
19 397 (16.42%) SCCM
20 396 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
21 394 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
22 391 (16.17%) ITIL
23 384 (15.88%) DevOps
24 374 (15.47%) VBScript
25 372 (15.38%) Citrix
26 360 (14.89%) Python
27 351 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
28 336 (13.90%) SC Cleared
29 334 (13.81%) HP

PowerShell
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
1 408 (16.87%) SharePoint
2 301 (12.45%) MS Exchange
3 293 (12.12%) IIS
4 180 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 172 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 171 (7.07%) Skype for Business
7 137 (5.67%) OpenStack
8 115 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 98 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 85 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 69 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 64 (2.65%) Apache
13 59 (2.44%) Tomcat
14 56 (2.32%) Node.js
15 46 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
16 38 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 37 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
18 35 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
19 32 (1.32%) WebSphere
20 28 (1.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 417 (17.25%) MS Excel
2 144 (5.96%) MS Office
3 23 (0.95%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.21%) MS Project
6 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.083%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.041%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 32 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.12%) Eikon
5 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.041%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 394 (16.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 296 (12.24%) Office 365
3 270 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
4 110 (4.55%) PaaS
5 105 (4.34%) IaaS
6 72 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 50 (2.07%) SaaS
8 35 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (1.03%) GitHub
10 23 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 20 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (0.70%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.58%) Heroku
15 13 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
16 12 (0.50%) Yammer
17 7 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 7 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 6 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
18 6 (0.25%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 397 (16.42%) DNS
2 210 (8.68%) DHCP
3 200 (8.27%) SAN
4 179 (7.40%) Firewall
5 163 (6.74%) TCP/IP
6 111 (4.59%) Internet
7 110 (4.55%) Skype
8 79 (3.27%) NetScaler
8 79 (3.27%) SSL
8 79 (3.27%) WAN
9 68 (2.81%) LDAP
10 64 (2.65%) LAN
10 64 (2.65%) VPN
11 49 (2.03%) HTTP
12 42 (1.74%) SMTP
13 37 (1.53%) Kerberos
14 30 (1.24%) Intranet
14 30 (1.24%) NAS
14 30 (1.24%) Network Security
15 25 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 706 (29.20%) SQL Server
2 177 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 148 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 117 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 103 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 80 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 79 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 66 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (1.99%) MySQL
11 47 (1.94%) MongoDB
12 43 (1.78%) Oracle Database
13 37 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
14 33 (1.36%) NoSQL
15 30 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
16 25 (1.03%) Hadoop
17 23 (0.95%) RDBMS
18 21 (0.87%) Big Data
19 19 (0.79%) DB2
20 18 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 206 (8.52%) Jenkins
2 195 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 192 (7.94%) Git (software)
4 137 (5.67%) TeamCity
5 121 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 97 (4.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 81 (3.35%) JIRA
8 77 (3.18%) MSI
9 69 (2.85%) Subversion
10 52 (2.15%) MSBuild
11 45 (1.86%) Maven
12 36 (1.49%) Vagrant
13 31 (1.28%) Artifactory
14 26 (1.08%) Hudson
15 25 (1.03%) InstallShield
16 23 (0.95%) SpecFlow
17 20 (0.83%) Ant
17 20 (0.83%) Selenium
18 18 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (0.74%) NUnit
General
1 466 (19.27%) Finance
2 198 (8.19%) Banking
3 56 (2.32%) Financial Institution
4 51 (2.11%) Law
5 41 (1.70%) Front Office
6 40 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.53%) Back Office
8 35 (1.45%) Legal
9 31 (1.28%) Marketing
10 30 (1.24%) Telecoms
11 24 (0.99%) Advertising
12 19 (0.79%) Retail
13 11 (0.45%) Billing
13 11 (0.45%) Military
14 10 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.37%) French Language
15 9 (0.37%) German Language
16 8 (0.33%) Italian Language
17 7 (0.29%) Publishing
18 6 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 273 (11.29%) Developer
2 219 (9.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 194 (8.02%) Analyst
4 184 (7.61%) Administrator
5 179 (7.40%) Consultant
6 176 (7.28%) Windows Engineer
7 132 (5.46%) Architect
7 132 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 113 (4.67%) Support Engineer
9 106 (4.38%) PowerShell Engineer
10 103 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
11 87 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
12 85 (3.52%) DBA
13 82 (3.39%) Wintel Engineer
14 80 (3.31%) Server Engineer
15 76 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
16 75 (3.10%) Citrix Engineer
17 70 (2.89%) VMware Engineer
18 69 (2.85%) Cloud Engineer
19 68 (2.81%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (22.75%) .NET
2 187 (7.73%) HTML
3 144 (5.96%) ASP.NET
3 144 (5.96%) XML
4 124 (5.13%) Web Services
5 122 (5.05%) CSS
6 102 (4.22%) jQuery
7 80 (3.31%) .NET Framework
8 61 (2.52%) AngularJS
8 61 (2.52%) HTML5
9 39 (1.61%) Middleware
10 38 (1.57%) REST
10 38 (1.57%) WCF
11 35 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (1.41%) JSON
13 27 (1.12%) Sensu
14 26 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (1.08%) WPF
15 25 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (0.99%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (5.50%) Clustering
2 131 (5.42%) Data Centre
3 115 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 80 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
6 61 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 59 (2.44%) Hedge funds
8 49 (2.03%) Blackberry
9 48 (1.99%) PKI
10 45 (1.86%) Replication
11 41 (1.70%) Management Information System
12 31 (1.28%) Client/Server
13 28 (1.16%) Fat Client
13 28 (1.16%) Thin Client
14 27 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
15 25 (1.03%) Fixed Income
16 23 (0.95%) VCE vBlock
17 21 (0.87%) Private Cloud
18 20 (0.83%) Derivative
18 20 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1594 (65.92%) Windows
2 899 (37.18%) Windows Server
3 543 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 534 (22.08%) Linux
5 531 (21.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 238 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 229 (9.47%) Unix
8 201 (8.31%) Windows 7
9 119 (4.92%) Windows 10
10 97 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 56 (2.32%) Windows 8
12 42 (1.74%) Windows XP
13 38 (1.57%) Solaris
14 35 (1.45%) VMS
15 32 (1.32%) Mac OS X
16 31 (1.28%) AIX
17 30 (1.24%) CentOS
18 22 (0.91%) Apple iOS
19 17 (0.70%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (18.40%) Migration
2 396 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (16.17%) ITIL
4 384 (15.88%) DevOps
5 296 (12.24%) Configuration Management
6 268 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (4.80%) Service Management
8 108 (4.47%) Load Balancing
9 104 (4.30%) Open Source
10 98 (4.05%) Workflow
11 97 (4.01%) Performance Tuning
12 96 (3.97%) Release Management
13 95 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 86 (3.56%) High Availability
14 86 (3.56%) OO
15 84 (3.47%) Project Management
16 83 (3.43%) Scrum
17 70 (2.89%) Change Management
18 69 (2.85%) Service Delivery
19 66 (2.73%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 796 (32.92%) SQL
2 486 (20.10%) C#
3 374 (15.47%) VBScript
4 360 (14.89%) Python
5 274 (11.33%) Java
6 266 (11.00%) JavaScript
7 249 (10.30%) Perl
8 237 (9.80%) Ruby
9 189 (7.82%) Bash Shell
10 186 (7.69%) VB
11 154 (6.37%) T-SQL
12 111 (4.59%) C++
13 82 (3.39%) Shell Script
14 56 (2.32%) C
15 51 (2.11%) Korn
16 49 (2.03%) PHP
17 46 (1.90%) VBA
18 40 (1.65%) Bourne shell
18 40 (1.65%) VB.NET
19 19 (0.79%) FQL
Qualifications
1 470 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 351 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 336 (13.90%) SC Cleared
4 183 (7.57%) MCSE
5 141 (5.83%) Degree
6 91 (3.76%) MCSA
7 90 (3.72%) MCITP
8 78 (3.23%) DV Cleared
9 58 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 57 (2.36%) MCTS
11 43 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
12 39 (1.61%) MCSD
13 26 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (1.03%) MCP
15 22 (0.91%) AWS Certification
16 21 (0.87%) CCNA
16 21 (0.87%) ISTQB
17 19 (0.79%) ISEB
17 19 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (1.45%) QA
2 22 (0.91%) SLA
3 21 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.17%) GPG13
7 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.12%) WAI
8 3 (0.12%) WCAG
9 1 (0.041%) COBIT
9 1 (0.041%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.041%) EMIR
9 1 (0.041%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 945 (39.08%) Active Directory
2 427 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (8.31%) vSphere
4 198 (8.19%) Hyper-V
4 198 (8.19%) XenApp
5 135 (5.58%) XenDesktop
6 100 (4.14%) Docker
7 92 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 78 (3.23%) VMware ESX
9 52 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (1.82%) XenServer
11 43 (1.78%) Terminal Services
12 29 (1.20%) DFS Replication
13 26 (1.08%) vCloud
14 21 (0.87%) NFS
15 18 (0.74%) BitLocker
16 15 (0.62%) Xen
17 13 (0.54%) Brightmail
18 12 (0.50%) GlusterFS
18 12 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 397 (16.42%) SCCM
2 301 (12.45%) Puppet
3 247 (10.22%) SCOM
4 219 (9.06%) Opscode Chef
5 188 (7.78%) Ansible
6 68 (2.81%) SCOrch
7 60 (2.48%) WSUS
8 59 (2.44%) Nagios
9 47 (1.94%) logstash
10 44 (1.82%) Kibana
11 42 (1.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 38 (1.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 38 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 35 (1.45%) SCVMM
14 31 (1.28%) Grafana
15 30 (1.24%) Tivoli
16 27 (1.12%) Netcool
16 27 (1.12%) Salt
16 27 (1.12%) Uchiwa
17 26 (1.08%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1142 (47.23%) Microsoft
2 713 (29.49%) VMware
3 372 (15.38%) Citrix
4 334 (13.81%) HP
5 198 (8.19%) Oracle
6 153 (6.33%) Cisco
7 108 (4.47%) Dell
8 105 (4.34%) Red Hat
9 80 (3.31%) Symantec
10 79 (3.27%) NetApp
11 78 (3.23%) Splunk
12 77 (3.18%) AppSense
13 73 (3.02%) IBM
14 59 (2.44%) IronPort
15 46 (1.90%) EMC
16 45 (1.86%) Intel Security
16 45 (1.86%) ServiceNow
17 44 (1.82%) CA
18 33 (1.36%) BMC
19 32 (1.32%) Sitecore
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £27.5 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
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London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £220 - £240 per annum
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Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
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City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rullion IT Plus
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London
McGregor Boyall
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