The table below looks at the statistics for Security Cleared in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Cleared over the 3 months to 2 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 20 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 4116 2664 3173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.29% 4.98% 5.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.72% 28.57% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2229 1329 1521
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 170 244
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £47.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10631 9324 10121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.83% 17.44% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6028 5114 5218
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 486 628
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Cleared
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 Security Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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 +10 3575 £400 +6.66% 568
South East +3 1117 £375 +2.04% 191
London +33 936 £450 +5.88% 130
South West -1 645 £400 +6.66% 117
Hampshire 0 598 £365 +4.28% 79
Scotland +28 297 £337 -8.78% 18
Berkshire -2 260 £400 - 46
North West +18 247 £400 +6.66% 41
City of London +7 230 £438 -0.28% 41
West Midlands +10 186 £348 -4.13% 21
Gloucestershire +1 180 £377 -5.73% 22
East of England +20 167 £375 +4.16% 31
Wales +4 150 £400 +2.56% 15
Hook 0 142 £347 -3.47% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 140 £350 +11.11% 17
Somerset +7 137 £425 +25.20% 7
Reading +8 126 £400 -5.88% 21
Milton Keynes +7 123 £350 +34.61% 7
Wiltshire -4 110 £391 -2.18% 31
Renfrewshire 0 109 £338 -5.10% 2
East Midlands +18 108 £340 +13.33% 5
Erskine 0 108 £340 -4.49% 2
Gosport 0 103 £450 +3.44% 8
Taunton 0 100 £422 +24.31% 4
Glasgow +23 99 £363 +5.45% 3
South Wales +5 90 £400 -0.31% 14
Lancashire +7 86 £350 +27.27% 5
North East +5 84 £355 -9.55% 16
Yorkshire +6 81 £350 +94.44% 13
Devon 0 80 £379 +1.00% 8

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security Cleared 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 Security Cleared.

1 5854 (71.66%) SC Cleared
2 1752 (21.45%) Windows
3 1598 (19.56%) Microsoft
4 1278 (15.64%) DV Cleared
5 1133 (13.87%) Oracle
6 1065 (13.04%) ITIL
7 991 (12.13%) SQL
8 909 (11.13%) HP
9 815 (9.98%) Project Management
10 761 (9.32%) MS Excel
11 722 (8.84%) Active Directory
12 669 (8.19%) Finance
13 637 (7.80%) .NET
14 616 (7.54%) VMware
15 614 (7.52%) Linux
16 580 (7.10%) Java
17 556 (6.81%) PRINCE2
18 551 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
19 546 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
20 530 (6.49%) UNIX
21 526 (6.44%) SQL Server
22 524 (6.41%) Cisco
23 501 (6.13%) MS Office
24 498 (6.10%) Service Management
25 476 (5.83%) C#
26 473 (5.79%) SharePoint
27 472 (5.78%) Migration
28 456 (5.58%) Telecoms
29 453 (5.55%) Citrix
30 439 (5.37%) Windows 7

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security Cleared 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 473 (5.79%) SharePoint
2 345 (4.22%) MS Exchange
3 135 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 106 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 104 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 98 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
7 82 (1.00%) IIS
8 79 (0.97%) Apache
8 79 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 70 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
10 64 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 62 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 59 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
13 57 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
14 52 (0.64%) Lync
15 51 (0.62%) Confluence
16 41 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
17 38 (0.47%) MS Project Server
18 36 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 34 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 761 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 501 (6.13%) MS Office
3 330 (4.04%) MS Project
4 101 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 95 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 44 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.12%) Fireworks
10 10 (0.12%) Simulink
11 8 (0.098%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.073%) PaintShop Pro
14 4 (0.049%) Windchill
15 3 (0.037%) Open Workbench
15 3 (0.037%) SPSS
15 3 (0.037%) PowerPivot
16 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 269 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
2 116 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 111 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 78 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
5 60 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
6 54 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
7 52 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
8 51 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
9 44 (0.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 34 (0.42%) Summit
11 33 (0.40%) TRIRIGA
12 28 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
13 22 (0.27%) Oracle iRecruitment
13 22 (0.27%) assyst
13 22 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
14 21 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
15 19 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
15 19 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
16 16 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
17 15 (0.18%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 58 (0.71%) SaaS
2 43 (0.53%) IaaS
3 37 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (0.43%) PaaS
5 15 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
6 14 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.15%) Office 365
8 5 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.061%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.049%) GitHub
10 3 (0.037%) Amazon AWS
11 1 (0.012%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.012%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 355 (4.35%) Firewall
2 335 (4.10%) SAN
3 334 (4.09%) DNS
4 283 (3.46%) LAN
5 242 (2.96%) WAN
6 240 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 228 (2.79%) DHCP
8 136 (1.66%) Network Security
9 124 (1.52%) VPN
10 108 (1.32%) LDAP
11 104 (1.27%) Internet
12 101 (1.24%) SSL
12 101 (1.24%) HTTP
13 87 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
14 72 (0.88%) NAS
15 64 (0.78%) X.500
16 60 (0.73%) Wireless
17 59 (0.72%) IPsec
17 59 (0.72%) VLAN
18 56 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 526 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 291 (3.56%) Oracle Database
3 177 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 138 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 135 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 115 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 107 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
8 103 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 96 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 89 (1.09%) MySQL
11 81 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
11 81 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
12 80 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 76 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 52 (0.64%) MongoDB
15 49 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
16 47 (0.58%) RDBMS
17 44 (0.54%) Big Data
18 42 (0.51%) DB2
19 40 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 140 (1.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 122 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 119 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 104 (1.27%) Subversion
5 99 (1.21%) Selenium
6 92 (1.13%) Maven
7 90 (1.10%) JIRA
8 89 (1.09%) Visual Studio
9 86 (1.05%) LoadRunner
9 86 (1.05%) MSI
10 69 (0.84%) JUnit
11 68 (0.83%) Git (software)
12 55 (0.67%) Ant
13 49 (0.60%) JMeter
14 48 (0.59%) WebDriver
14 48 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
15 47 (0.58%) Eclipse
16 46 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
17 44 (0.54%) ClearCase
18 39 (0.48%) StarTeam
General
1 669 (8.19%) Finance
2 456 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 203 (2.49%) Military
4 99 (1.21%) Back Office
5 86 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 67 (0.82%) Legal
7 46 (0.56%) Publishing
8 36 (0.44%) Local Government
9 33 (0.40%) General Ledger
9 33 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 32 (0.39%) Marketing
10 32 (0.39%) Billing
11 31 (0.38%) Electronics
11 31 (0.38%) Law
12 30 (0.37%) Banking
12 30 (0.37%) Retail
13 22 (0.27%) Front Office
14 21 (0.26%) Avionics
15 10 (0.12%) Automotive
16 6 (0.073%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 976 (11.95%) Analyst
2 941 (11.52%) Developer
3 606 (7.42%) Architect
4 603 (7.38%) Consultant
5 546 (6.68%) Project Manager
6 258 (3.16%) Test Analyst
6 258 (3.16%) Support Engineer
7 202 (2.47%) Administrator
8 200 (2.45%) Java Developer
9 184 (2.25%) Tester
10 179 (2.19%) Network Engineer
11 176 (2.15%) Business Analyst
12 167 (2.04%) Desktop Support
13 156 (1.91%) Test Manager
14 148 (1.81%) Desktop Engineer
15 147 (1.80%) DBA
16 138 (1.69%) .NET Developer
17 134 (1.64%) Technical Architect
18 127 (1.55%) Solutions Architect
19 125 (1.53%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 637 (7.80%) .NET
2 416 (5.09%) HTML
3 369 (4.52%) ASP.NET
4 299 (3.66%) XML
5 274 (3.35%) JSP
6 267 (3.27%) Web Services
7 180 (2.20%) CSS
8 119 (1.46%) Spring
9 111 (1.36%) .NET Framework
10 109 (1.33%) Middleware
11 98 (1.20%) REST
12 96 (1.18%) J2EE
13 89 (1.09%) jQuery
14 76 (0.93%) SOAP
15 75 (0.92%) Application Packaging
16 74 (0.91%) HTML5
17 73 (0.89%) Hibernate
18 64 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
19 59 (0.72%) XSLT
20 54 (0.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 313 (3.83%) Management Information System
2 196 (2.40%) Open Source
3 153 (1.87%) Clustering
4 141 (1.73%) Blackberry
5 124 (1.52%) CESG
6 106 (1.30%) Replication
7 96 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 91 (1.11%) RMADS
9 83 (1.02%) CMDB
10 81 (0.99%) PKI
11 63 (0.77%) Statistics
12 61 (0.75%) Economics
13 60 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
14 51 (0.62%) NHS
15 50 (0.61%) Data Integration
16 47 (0.58%) Thin Client
16 47 (0.58%) GIS
16 47 (0.58%) Fat Client
17 44 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
18 37 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1752 (21.45%) Windows
2 614 (7.52%) Linux
3 551 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 546 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 530 (6.49%) UNIX
6 439 (5.37%) Windows 7
7 350 (4.28%) Windows XP
8 125 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 119 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 114 (1.40%) Solaris
11 77 (0.94%) Windows 2000
12 74 (0.91%) Windows Vista
13 64 (0.78%) AIX
14 63 (0.77%) CentOS
15 38 (0.47%) Android
16 35 (0.43%) Windows 8
17 32 (0.39%) Ubuntu
18 30 (0.37%) HPUX
19 27 (0.33%) Mac OS X
20 23 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1065 (13.04%) ITIL
2 815 (9.98%) Project Management
3 556 (6.81%) PRINCE2
4 498 (6.10%) Service Management
5 472 (5.78%) Migration
6 408 (4.99%) Configuration Management
7 407 (4.98%) Service Delivery
8 372 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 371 (4.54%) Test Scripting
10 361 (4.42%) Scrum
11 322 (3.94%) CRM
12 302 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 279 (3.42%) Change Management
14 270 (3.31%) Risk Management
15 234 (2.86%) Workflow
16 214 (2.62%) Software Engineering
17 187 (2.29%) Validation
18 182 (2.23%) User Acceptance Testing
19 177 (2.17%) Problem Management
19 177 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 991 (12.13%) SQL
2 580 (7.10%) Java
3 476 (5.83%) C#
4 437 (5.35%) JavaScript
5 293 (3.59%) C
6 230 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 210 (2.57%) PL/SQL
8 184 (2.25%) VB
9 138 (1.69%) VBScript
10 124 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 120 (1.47%) C++
12 103 (1.26%) Python
13 101 (1.24%) Perl
14 100 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 96 (1.18%) PHP
16 80 (0.98%) VBA
17 78 (0.95%) Ruby
18 58 (0.71%) VB.NET
19 41 (0.50%) Bash Shell
20 27 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5854 (71.66%) SC Cleared
2 1278 (15.64%) DV Cleared
3 423 (5.18%) ISTQB
4 267 (3.27%) Degree
5 254 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
6 246 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 218 (2.67%) ISEB
8 185 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 171 (2.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 147 (1.80%) CTC Cleared
11 143 (1.75%) CCNP
12 139 (1.70%) CCNA
13 129 (1.58%) BC Cleared
14 115 (1.41%) MCSE
15 114 (1.40%) MCP
16 105 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
17 94 (1.15%) CISSP
18 88 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 87 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 76 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (4.49%) SLA
2 251 (3.07%) QA
3 101 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 73 (0.89%) JSP 440
5 57 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 35 (0.43%) ISO 14001
7 25 (0.31%) COBIT
8 24 (0.29%) DO-178B
9 23 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 18 (0.22%) ISO 9000
11 17 (0.21%) BS15000
12 14 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 14 (0.17%) P3O
13 9 (0.11%) BS7799
14 7 (0.086%) GPG13
15 6 (0.073%) WCAG
16 5 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.024%) BS25999
17 2 (0.024%) WAI
17 2 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 722 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 365 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 124 (1.52%) vSphere
5 119 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 107 (1.31%) XenApp
7 87 (1.07%) XenDesktop
8 85 (1.04%) VMware ESX
9 61 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 46 (0.56%) NFS
11 43 (0.53%) XenServer
12 36 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
13 35 (0.43%) vCloud
14 31 (0.38%) Terminal Services
15 30 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
16 29 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 27 (0.33%) Nmap
17 27 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
18 23 (0.28%) ISA Server
19 20 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 295 (3.61%) SCCM
2 227 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 197 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 87 (1.07%) SCOM
5 82 (1.00%) Puppet
6 62 (0.76%) Tivoli
7 58 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 56 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 50 (0.61%) OpenView
9 50 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
10 47 (0.58%) Netcool
11 44 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 43 (0.53%) Backup Exec
13 38 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 38 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
14 37 (0.45%) OVSD
14 37 (0.45%) WSUS
15 33 (0.40%) HP SIM
16 30 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 30 (0.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1598 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 1133 (13.87%) Oracle
3 909 (11.13%) HP
4 616 (7.54%) VMware
5 524 (6.41%) Cisco
6 453 (5.55%) Citrix
7 176 (2.15%) IBM
8 167 (2.04%) McAfee
9 163 (2.00%) Red Hat
10 154 (1.89%) Juniper
11 149 (1.82%) SAP
12 147 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 117 (1.43%) Symantec
14 110 (1.35%) EMC
15 99 (1.21%) Remedy
16 92 (1.13%) F5
17 83 (1.02%) CA
18 82 (1.00%) Dell
19 74 (0.91%) BMC
19 74 (0.91%) NetApp
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Rate: £500+ daily (depending on experience)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 425 per day
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum + attractive rates of pay
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £580 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
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West London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £410 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
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Salt
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
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