The table below looks at the statistics for PRINCE2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PRINCE2 over the 3 months to 20 October 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 42 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2454 2378 2573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.21% 4.51% 4.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.72% 6.09% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1640 1475 1485
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £383
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 78
Average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.60 £17.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £42.98 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +21.00%

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

PRINCE2
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

PRINCE2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PRINCE2
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PRINCE2 within the UK.

PRINCE2 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PRINCE2
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PRINCE2 within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

PRINCE2 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PRINCE2
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 within the UK.

PRINCE2 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PRINCE2
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PRINCE2 within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

PRINCE2 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PRINCE2
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 PRINCE2 within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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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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 2287 £413 +3.12% 667
London -4 918 £436 -2.24% 226
South East 0 552 £400 - 130
City of London -1 202 £450 - 72
South West +3 180 £400 +6.66% 71
East of England +7 179 £413 +3.12% 54
Berkshire +16 156 £425 +6.25% 28
West Midlands +4 143 £375 +1.35% 39
North West -15 111 £400 +20.30% 60
Yorkshire -2 108 £390 +4.00% 60
Scotland -7 103 £355 -7.79% 25
Hampshire -18 87 £400 - 22
Surrey -11 85 £425 +4.29% 22
Buckinghamshire +16 76 £360 +2.85% 18
East Midlands +19 69 £380 +11.76% 16
West Yorkshire -8 66 £400 +6.66% 43
Bedfordshire +11 58 £425 -0.58% 5
Bristol -8 58 £430 +14.66% 19
Milton Keynes +16 57 £355 -2.06% 8
Reading +23 56 £425 +12.58% 12
Croydon +8 55 £470 +30.55% 2
Manchester -15 52 £400 +14.28% 33
Oxfordshire +3 48 £400 - 13
Edinburgh -12 45 £400 +5.26% 7
Hertfordshire -12 39 £413 +3.12% 18
West Sussex +8 38 £400 +12.67% 6
Warwickshire +17 37 £369 -0.33% 4
Wiltshire +1 37 £444 +1.71% 13
Essex -18 36 £450 +5.88% 6
North East -29 36 £450 +21.62% 5

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PRINCE2 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 PRINCE2.

1 2678 (52.98%) Project Management
2 1590 (31.45%) Finance
3 1091 (21.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 1048 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
5 947 (18.73%) ITIL
6 883 (17.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 799 (15.81%) MS Project
8 739 (14.62%) Microsoft
9 720 (14.24%) PMI Certification
10 616 (12.19%) MS Excel
11 555 (10.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 541 (10.70%) Security Cleared
13 486 (9.61%) PMP
14 478 (9.46%) Change Management
15 449 (8.88%) Programme Management
16 444 (8.78%) MS Office
17 429 (8.49%) Degree
18 423 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
19 407 (8.05%) Migration
20 382 (7.56%) SC Cleared
21 374 (7.40%) Risk Management
22 369 (7.30%) Banking
23 341 (6.75%) SharePoint
24 340 (6.73%) Oracle
25 338 (6.69%) PMI
26 337 (6.67%) PRINCE
27 336 (6.65%) Project Planning
28 321 (6.35%) Telecoms
29 314 (6.21%) Windows
30 313 (6.19%) Scrum

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PRINCE2 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 PRINCE2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 341 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 45 (0.89%) CMS
3 41 (0.81%) MS Project Server
3 41 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 33 (0.65%) Lync
5 29 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 24 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 20 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (0.36%) SAS
10 16 (0.32%) Drupal
11 15 (0.30%) IIS
12 9 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.16%) Documentum
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (0.16%) Confluence
14 7 (0.14%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 799 (15.81%) MS Project
2 616 (12.19%) MS Excel
3 444 (8.78%) MS Office
4 269 (5.32%) MS Visio
5 260 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 31 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.26%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.059%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.059%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.040%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.040%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.040%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.040%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.020%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 66 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.83%) Agresso
3 28 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
5 23 (0.45%) CA Clarity
6 22 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 22 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
7 21 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 21 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
8 19 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 17 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
10 15 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
11 12 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
12 11 (0.22%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
14 8 (0.16%) Summit
15 7 (0.14%) Maximo
15 7 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
15 7 (0.14%) SAP FI
15 7 (0.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (0.69%) SaaS
2 25 (0.49%) Office 365
3 12 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.20%) IaaS
5 9 (0.18%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.099%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.059%) PaaS
7 3 (0.059%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.040%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.020%) Taleo
9 1 (0.020%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.020%) Force.com
9 1 (0.020%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.020%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.020%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 117 (2.31%) WAN
2 92 (1.82%) LAN
3 88 (1.74%) Firewall
4 71 (1.40%) Internet
5 55 (1.09%) SAN
6 48 (0.95%) Intranet
7 36 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
8 32 (0.63%) 3G
8 32 (0.63%) VoIP
9 29 (0.57%) 4G
10 28 (0.55%) TCP/IP
11 25 (0.49%) Wireless
11 25 (0.49%) Unified Communications
12 24 (0.47%) Network Security
13 23 (0.45%) MPLS
14 20 (0.40%) VPN
15 19 (0.38%) DNS
15 19 (0.38%) IP Telephony
16 14 (0.28%) LTE
17 13 (0.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (2.12%) SQL Server
2 89 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
4 33 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 26 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (0.42%) MS Access
7 21 (0.42%) SAP BW
8 20 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
10 17 (0.34%) QlikView
11 14 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (0.28%) Oracle Discoverer
11 14 (0.28%) Big Data
12 13 (0.26%) Relational Database
12 13 (0.26%) Data Mining
12 13 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 35 (0.69%) JIRA
2 17 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.28%) Rational Rose
4 9 (0.18%) Toad
5 5 (0.099%) TestDirector
6 4 (0.079%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.079%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.079%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.059%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.059%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.059%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.059%) PVCS
7 3 (0.059%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.059%) MSI
8 2 (0.040%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.040%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.040%) Hudson
8 2 (0.040%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.040%) Subversion
8 2 (0.040%) Jenkins
General
1 1590 (31.45%) Finance
2 369 (7.30%) Banking
3 321 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 289 (5.72%) Retail
5 110 (2.18%) Marketing
6 106 (2.10%) Legal
7 81 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 78 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 61 (1.21%) Back Office
10 60 (1.19%) Local Government
11 57 (1.13%) Automotive
12 54 (1.07%) Publishing
13 50 (0.99%) Law
13 50 (0.99%) Advertising
14 46 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
15 38 (0.75%) Retail Banking
16 36 (0.71%) Front Office
17 31 (0.61%) Financial Institution
18 30 (0.59%) Games
19 28 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2852 (56.42%) Project Manager
2 624 (12.34%) Analyst
3 326 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 292 (5.78%) Programme Manager
5 258 (5.10%) Senior Manager
6 242 (4.79%) IT Project Manager
7 235 (4.65%) Senior Project Manager
8 227 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
9 214 (4.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 143 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 141 (2.79%) Technical Manager
12 126 (2.49%) PMO Analyst
13 120 (2.37%) Coordinator
14 118 (2.33%) Technical Project Manager
15 100 (1.98%) Service Manager
16 98 (1.94%) Business Manager
17 96 (1.90%) Delivery Manager
18 92 (1.82%) Change Manager
18 92 (1.82%) Project Coordinator
19 87 (1.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (2.00%) .NET
2 38 (0.75%) Web Services
3 36 (0.71%) Middleware
4 34 (0.67%) XML
5 33 (0.65%) HTML
6 30 (0.59%) ASP.NET
7 20 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (0.38%) CSS
8 19 (0.38%) JSP
9 18 (0.36%) J2EE
10 15 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (0.18%) Application Packaging
11 9 (0.18%) SOAP
12 8 (0.16%) jQuery
12 8 (0.16%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.16%) WCF
12 8 (0.16%) REST
13 6 (0.12%) Struts
13 6 (0.12%) EJB
14 5 (0.099%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 423 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 338 (6.69%) PMI
3 199 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 156 (3.09%) NHS
5 47 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
6 40 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 40 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 37 (0.73%) User Experience
8 36 (0.71%) FMCG
9 32 (0.63%) Economics
10 27 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 25 (0.49%) EPoS
12 23 (0.45%) Statistics
12 23 (0.45%) Mathematics
13 22 (0.44%) N-Tier
13 22 (0.44%) Open Source
14 21 (0.42%) Clustering
14 21 (0.42%) Derivative
15 19 (0.38%) DTV
15 19 (0.38%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 314 (6.21%) Windows
2 87 (1.72%) Windows 7
3 68 (1.35%) Linux
4 63 (1.25%) UNIX
4 63 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 26 (0.51%) Solaris
6 26 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.32%) AIX
8 9 (0.18%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.12%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.099%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.099%) Android
12 4 (0.079%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.059%) pSOS
14 2 (0.040%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.040%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.020%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2678 (52.98%) Project Management
2 1091 (21.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 1048 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
4 947 (18.73%) ITIL
5 478 (9.46%) Change Management
6 449 (8.88%) Programme Management
7 407 (8.05%) Migration
8 374 (7.40%) Risk Management
9 337 (6.67%) PRINCE
10 336 (6.65%) Project Planning
11 313 (6.19%) Scrum
12 311 (6.15%) Business Analysis
13 281 (5.56%) Service Management
14 268 (5.30%) Waterfall
15 252 (4.99%) Change Control
16 240 (4.75%) Service Delivery
17 182 (3.60%) Supplier Management
18 180 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
19 175 (3.46%) CRM
19 175 (3.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 213 (4.21%) SQL
2 94 (1.86%) Java
3 86 (1.70%) C
4 45 (0.89%) C#
5 36 (0.71%) PL/SQL
6 24 (0.47%) VBA
7 20 (0.40%) T-SQL
8 19 (0.38%) JavaScript
9 16 (0.32%) VB
10 14 (0.28%) PHP
11 6 (0.12%) Perl
12 5 (0.099%) Ruby
13 4 (0.079%) VBScript
13 4 (0.079%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.059%) ABAP
14 3 (0.059%) VB6
14 3 (0.059%) Python
15 2 (0.040%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.040%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.040%) R
Qualifications
1 883 (17.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 720 (14.24%) PMI Certification
3 555 (10.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 541 (10.70%) Security Cleared
5 486 (9.61%) PMP
6 429 (8.49%) Degree
7 382 (7.56%) SC Cleared
8 182 (3.60%) ISEB
9 145 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
10 113 (2.24%) APMP
11 63 (1.25%) CISSP
12 46 (0.91%) DV Cleared
13 36 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 36 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 36 (0.71%) CISM
14 34 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
15 27 (0.53%) CISA
16 25 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
16 25 (0.49%) CCNA
17 24 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (3.30%) QA
2 71 (1.40%) P3O
3 60 (1.19%) SLA
4 59 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 57 (1.13%) ISO 9001
6 34 (0.67%) COBIT
6 34 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.26%) EMIR
10 12 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
11 11 (0.22%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.20%) ISO 14001
13 8 (0.16%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.099%) FINREP
15 3 (0.059%) COREP
15 3 (0.059%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.059%) Basel II
15 3 (0.059%) BS15000
15 3 (0.059%) GxP
System Software
1 81 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 60 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.26%) vSphere
4 11 (0.22%) XenApp
5 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.099%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.099%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.099%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.079%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.059%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.040%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.040%) XenServer
9 2 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.020%) Firmware
10 1 (0.020%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.020%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.020%) Squid
Systems Management
1 26 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.38%) SCCM
3 8 (0.16%) Netcool
4 7 (0.14%) SCOM
5 6 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 5 (0.099%) HP UCMDB
6 5 (0.099%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.099%) ARCserve
6 5 (0.099%) OVSD
6 5 (0.099%) WMI
7 4 (0.079%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.079%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.079%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.059%) OPNET
8 3 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.059%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.040%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.040%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.040%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.040%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 739 (14.62%) Microsoft
2 340 (6.73%) Oracle
3 298 (5.90%) SAP
4 141 (2.79%) Cisco
5 110 (2.18%) VMware
6 76 (1.50%) Citrix
7 73 (1.44%) IBM
7 73 (1.44%) HP
8 43 (0.85%) CheckPoint
9 40 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 37 (0.73%) Business Objects
11 28 (0.55%) Cognos
12 24 (0.47%) Remedy
13 20 (0.40%) Primavera
13 20 (0.40%) Google
14 16 (0.32%) Siebel
14 16 (0.32%) EMC
14 16 (0.32%) Hyperion
15 15 (0.30%) Juniper
15 15 (0.30%) Planview
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Harris Global
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: £340 - £350 per day + + Benefits
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North West
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Rate: Market rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Advantage XPO
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South Wales
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Rate: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
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Rate: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum + benefits
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Midlands
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Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Vertical IT
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Rate: plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Rate: £45k - 55k per year + Pro-Rata
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Rate: £540 - £560 per day + Benefits
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