The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
Rank 129 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 875 954 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.93% 1.83% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.83% 12.60% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 601 497
Median daily rate £400 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £352 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +8.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 50 87
Median hourly rate £29.50 £20.63 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.03% +8.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.40 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.98 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+19.87% -4.76%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

TCP/IP
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 TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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 +3 795 £403 +0.62% 317
London +4 365 £425 -15.00% 127
South East -13 152 £420 +20.00% 51
North West +28 57 £400 -5.88% 26
Hampshire +28 53 £365 +15.68% 12
East of England +7 52 £363 -17.14% 42
Manchester +25 44 £400 -5.88% 17
City of London +3 44 £427 -10.21% 31
Berkshire +10 43 £500 +42.85% 17
West Midlands +24 41 £450 +95.65% 18
South West -6 39 £365 +12.30% 21
East Midlands -5 32 £250 -14.52% 9
Yorkshire 0 31 £425 +11.47% 22
Scotland +20 30 £350 - 4
Surrey -5 28 £188 -52.53% 7
Reading 0 26 £500 +42.85% 6
North East -16 26 £310 -31.11% 1
Wales +9 22 £416 +10.26% 3
Tyne and Wear -12 19 £310 -31.11% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 19 £310 -31.11% 1
South Wales +19 18 £408 +7.23% 3
Hertfordshire +9 18 £263 -56.25% 8
West Yorkshire +3 16 £475 +31.03% 16
Leicestershire +9 14 £250 -14.52% 3
Salford - 14 £538 - 1
West Sussex -6 13 £488 +62.75% 3
Essex -9 13 £550 +17.22% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 12 £350 +71.77% 26
Aberdeen - 12 £390 -
Devon - 12 £550 - 2

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP.

1 855 (45.38%) Linux
2 850 (45.12%) Windows
3 576 (30.57%) Firewall
4 546 (28.98%) DNS
5 443 (23.51%) Cisco
6 419 (22.24%) Unix
7 413 (21.92%) Microsoft
8 398 (21.13%) Active Directory
9 392 (20.81%) HTTP
10 387 (20.54%) VMware
11 386 (20.49%) LAN
12 374 (19.85%) Security Cleared
13 370 (19.64%) SSL
14 357 (18.95%) Python
15 356 (18.90%) Java
16 341 (18.10%) WAN
17 333 (17.68%) DHCP
18 326 (17.30%) DevOps
19 320 (16.99%) Windows Server
20 306 (16.24%) SC Cleared
21 298 (15.82%) ITIL
22 287 (15.23%) Configuration Management
23 277 (14.70%) Agile Software Development
24 271 (14.38%) Puppet
25 262 (13.91%) Finance
26 258 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
27 246 (13.06%) VPN
28 241 (12.79%) SQL
28 241 (12.79%) Jenkins
29 238 (12.63%) Perl

TCP/IP
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
1 192 (10.19%) Apache
2 149 (7.91%) Tomcat
3 142 (7.54%) IIS
4 118 (6.26%) MS Exchange
5 94 (4.99%) JBoss
6 79 (4.19%) nginx
7 71 (3.77%) WebSphere
8 55 (2.92%) WebLogic
9 47 (2.49%) OpenStack
10 42 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 37 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
12 33 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (1.70%) SharePoint
14 30 (1.59%) Jetty
15 29 (1.54%) iPlanet
15 29 (1.54%) Mongrel
16 24 (1.27%) Confluence
17 22 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 20 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 18 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 180 (9.55%) MS Office
2 155 (8.23%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.053%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.53%) RMDS
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.21%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) Demantra
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.16%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.053%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.053%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.053%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.053%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 222 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (3.50%) Office 365
4 57 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (1.86%) GitHub
6 32 (1.70%) PaaS
7 29 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 28 (1.49%) Google App Engine
9 26 (1.38%) IaaS
10 23 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 22 (1.17%) Amazon S3
11 22 (1.17%) SaaS
12 21 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.74%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.74%) Route 53
14 12 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 11 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
18 6 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 576 (30.57%) Firewall
2 546 (28.98%) DNS
3 392 (20.81%) HTTP
4 386 (20.49%) LAN
5 370 (19.64%) SSL
6 341 (18.10%) WAN
7 333 (17.68%) DHCP
8 246 (13.06%) VPN
9 199 (10.56%) Wireless
10 162 (8.60%) Internet
11 151 (8.01%) VoIP
12 147 (7.80%) Network Security
13 138 (7.32%) BGP
14 135 (7.17%) MPLS
15 134 (7.11%) OSPF
16 124 (6.58%) SNMP
17 113 (6.00%) Ethernet
18 105 (5.57%) VLAN
19 101 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
20 100 (5.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (9.50%) PostgreSQL
2 133 (7.06%) SQL Server
3 131 (6.95%) MySQL
4 129 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 93 (4.94%) Relational Database
6 77 (4.09%) Redis
7 42 (2.23%) NoSQL
8 33 (1.75%) Hadoop
9 32 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 31 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
11 28 (1.49%) Big Data
12 23 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (0.85%) DB2
14 14 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.69%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 11 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 241 (12.79%) Jenkins
2 219 (11.62%) Git (software)
3 98 (5.20%) Subversion
4 46 (2.44%) Travis CI
5 36 (1.91%) JIRA
6 29 (1.54%) Selenium
7 25 (1.33%) Bitbucket
8 24 (1.27%) Eclipse
8 24 (1.27%) Vagrant
9 21 (1.11%) Visual Studio
10 20 (1.06%) Cucumber
11 19 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (0.96%) Maven
13 17 (0.90%) Grunt
14 16 (0.85%) Ant
14 16 (0.85%) GoCD
14 16 (0.85%) IntelliJ
14 16 (0.85%) JUnit
14 16 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
15 14 (0.74%) Gatling
General
1 262 (13.91%) Finance
2 95 (5.04%) Banking
3 91 (4.83%) Telecoms
4 40 (2.12%) Retail
5 33 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.54%) Back Office
7 23 (1.22%) Legal
8 22 (1.17%) Billing
8 22 (1.17%) Electronics
9 21 (1.11%) Marketing
10 19 (1.01%) Front Office
10 19 (1.01%) Law
11 16 (0.85%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.80%) Advertising
13 13 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.53%) Military
15 8 (0.42%) Games
15 8 (0.42%) Publishing
16 6 (0.32%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 249 (13.22%) Analyst
2 175 (9.29%) Support Engineer
3 165 (8.76%) Network Engineer
4 163 (8.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 152 (8.07%) Developer
6 106 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 105 (5.57%) Administrator
8 85 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
9 78 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 77 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 73 (3.87%) Architect
12 68 (3.61%) Software Engineer
13 64 (3.40%) Security Analyst
14 57 (3.03%) Desktop Support
15 56 (2.97%) Consultant
16 55 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
17 54 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
18 50 (2.65%) Cisco Engineer
19 47 (2.49%) Security Engineer
20 43 (2.28%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (7.11%) Web Services
2 112 (5.94%) J2EE
3 95 (5.04%) .NET
4 91 (4.83%) HTML
5 88 (4.67%) Elastic Stack
6 83 (4.41%) XML
7 77 (4.09%) Node.js
8 75 (3.98%) CSS
9 69 (3.66%) Middleware
10 64 (3.40%) JSON
11 61 (3.24%) 802.1X
12 54 (2.87%) Servlets
13 45 (2.39%) RESTful
14 36 (1.91%) LAMP
15 33 (1.75%) LAPP Stack
15 33 (1.75%) SOAP
16 31 (1.65%) REST
17 28 (1.49%) AngularJS
17 28 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
18 26 (1.38%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 156 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 132 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 93 (4.94%) Clustering
5 51 (2.71%) Computer Science
6 46 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (2.23%) Blackberry
8 35 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 31 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
9 31 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
10 30 (1.59%) Cyber Attack
11 26 (1.38%) Algorithms
12 25 (1.33%) Device Driver
13 24 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (1.22%) PKI
15 20 (1.06%) CMDB
16 19 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
17 18 (0.96%) PDA
17 18 (0.96%) Replication
18 17 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 855 (45.38%) Linux
2 850 (45.12%) Windows
3 419 (22.24%) Unix
4 320 (16.99%) Windows Server
5 194 (10.30%) Windows 7
6 191 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 177 (9.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 150 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 121 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 93 (4.94%) CentOS
11 90 (4.78%) Solaris
12 89 (4.72%) Ubuntu
13 64 (3.40%) Windows 10
14 61 (3.24%) AIX
15 52 (2.76%) Windows 8
16 43 (2.28%) Windows XP
17 39 (2.07%) Android
18 33 (1.75%) Mac OS X
18 33 (1.75%) SUSE
19 31 (1.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (17.30%) DevOps
2 298 (15.82%) ITIL
3 287 (15.23%) Configuration Management
4 277 (14.70%) Agile Software Development
5 236 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
6 235 (12.47%) Open Source
7 138 (7.32%) Load Balancing
8 135 (7.17%) Software Engineering
9 131 (6.95%) Information Security
10 112 (5.94%) High Availability
11 99 (5.25%) SIEM
12 95 (5.04%) Migration
13 92 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
14 91 (4.83%) Change Management
15 81 (4.30%) Vulnerability Management
16 80 (4.25%) Problem Management
17 78 (4.14%) Network Monitoring
18 76 (4.03%) Incident Management
19 74 (3.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 71 (3.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 357 (18.95%) Python
2 356 (18.90%) Java
3 241 (12.79%) SQL
4 238 (12.63%) Perl
5 169 (8.97%) Ruby
6 154 (8.17%) Bash Shell
7 124 (6.58%) JavaScript
8 123 (6.53%) C
9 117 (6.21%) C++
10 113 (6.00%) PowerShell
11 91 (4.83%) Shell Script
12 90 (4.78%) C#
13 63 (3.34%) PHP
14 59 (3.13%) VB
15 51 (2.71%) Go
16 35 (1.86%) VBScript
17 32 (1.70%) Scala
18 22 (1.17%) Korn
19 15 (0.80%) PL/SQL
20 14 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 374 (19.85%) Security Cleared
2 306 (16.24%) SC Cleared
3 208 (11.04%) Cisco Certification
4 133 (7.06%) CCNA
5 130 (6.90%) CCNP
6 100 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 95 (5.04%) CISSP
8 91 (4.83%) Degree
9 66 (3.50%) DV Cleared
10 61 (3.24%) SANS
11 53 (2.81%) CCIE
12 52 (2.76%) MCSE
13 48 (2.55%) SSCP
14 34 (1.80%) MCP
15 32 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 32 (1.70%) MCSA
16 30 (1.59%) MCDST
17 29 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
18 26 (1.38%) GIAC
19 20 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.08%) SLA
2 52 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 37 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
5 19 (1.01%) QA
6 9 (0.48%) RMADS
7 6 (0.32%) MiFID
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.11%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.053%) BS7799
10 1 (0.053%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.053%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.053%) GPG13
10 1 (0.053%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 398 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 258 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (5.10%) Docker
4 87 (4.62%) vSphere
5 75 (3.98%) Hyper-V
6 50 (2.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 42 (2.23%) Firmware
8 33 (1.75%) XenApp
9 31 (1.65%) NFS
9 31 (1.65%) Xen
10 28 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (1.43%) vCloud
12 21 (1.11%) Samba
13 20 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
14 18 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (0.74%) etcd
16 14 (0.74%) flannel
16 14 (0.74%) RACF
17 13 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 271 (14.38%) Puppet
2 170 (9.02%) Ansible
3 159 (8.44%) Opscode Chef
4 109 (5.79%) SCCM
5 73 (3.87%) Salt
6 70 (3.72%) Kibana
7 67 (3.56%) Nagios
8 57 (3.03%) QRadar
9 49 (2.60%) logstash
10 40 (2.12%) HP SiteScope
11 39 (2.07%) Tivoli
12 38 (2.02%) Terraform
13 35 (1.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 32 (1.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 31 (1.65%) Nessus
16 29 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 29 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
17 27 (1.43%) Grafana
18 22 (1.17%) Kubernetes
18 22 (1.17%) SELinux
Vendors
1 443 (23.51%) Cisco
2 413 (21.92%) Microsoft
3 387 (20.54%) VMware
4 161 (8.55%) Oracle
5 159 (8.44%) Red Hat
6 155 (8.23%) Juniper
7 131 (6.95%) Citrix
8 127 (6.74%) F5
9 123 (6.53%) HP
10 120 (6.37%) CheckPoint
10 120 (6.37%) IBM
11 101 (5.36%) Splunk
12 86 (4.56%) Apple
13 59 (3.13%) Google
13 59 (3.13%) Sun
14 58 (3.08%) Intel Security
15 56 (2.97%) Veritas
16 52 (2.76%) LogRhythm
17 42 (2.23%) Symantec
18 41 (2.18%) EMC
London
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Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
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South East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
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Redhill
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
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Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
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Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham
aap3
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Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
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City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + None
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £22000 - £23000 per annum + pro rata
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People Source Consulting
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City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum
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London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
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London
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 DOE
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
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London
Graham Matthews
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North Yorkshire
Rullion
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Marcus Donald People
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York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
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CPS Group UK
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Experis Ltd
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Maclean Moore Consulting
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Nationwide People Ltd
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Oho Group Ltd.
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