The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 136 112 144
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +32
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1006 1155 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.99% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.46% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 807 614
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £35.85 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £59.25 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -

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
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Unit Testing
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 Unit Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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 -12 932 £425 - 287
London -12 451 £475 +5.55% 112
South East +9 116 £363 +3.57% 58
North West -1 83 £400 -8.57% 18
City of London 0 81 £500 +2.56% 33
Yorkshire -11 72 £400 +14.28% 21
South West -7 59 £340 -9.33% 25
North East +23 46 £460 +58.62% 2
Scotland -9 45 £375 -3.22% 7
Manchester +17 44 £400 -15.78% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne - 43 £455 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 43 £455 - 2
West Yorkshire -14 34 £425 +21.42% 17
East of England +4 33 £325 -4.41% 14
East Midlands -15 30 £420 +10.52% 18
Leeds +11 27 £430 +22.85% 12
Berkshire +5 25 £400 -11.11% 10
Hampshire +3 25 £310 -8.82% 8
West Midlands -31 25 £375 +15.38% 18
West Sussex +17 24 £404 +1.00%
Wales -23 21 £450 +5.88% 4
Bristol +4 20 £333 -5.67% 13
Edinburgh +4 20 £400 +3.22% 3
South Wales -16 20 £450 +4.65% 4
South Yorkshire -2 19 £375 +7.14% 2
Glasgow -7 18 £350 -15.15% 2
North Yorkshire +2 17 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +10 16 £350 +2.94% 8
Cheshire +5 16 £395 +26.90% 3
York +2 16 - - 1

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing 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 Unit Testing.

1 1058 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 675 (33.14%) JavaScript
3 647 (31.76%) Java
4 633 (31.08%) TDD
5 531 (26.07%) SQL
6 521 (25.58%) C#
7 513 (25.18%) HTML
8 494 (24.25%) Continuous Integration
9 490 (24.05%) .NET
10 460 (22.58%) CSS
11 400 (19.64%) BDD
12 394 (19.34%) Scrum
13 361 (17.72%) Web Services
14 355 (17.43%) SQL Server
15 345 (16.94%) Git (software)
16 331 (16.25%) Software Engineering
17 326 (16.00%) AngularJS
18 315 (15.46%) MVC
19 300 (14.73%) Finance
19 300 (14.73%) OO
20 294 (14.43%) XML
21 267 (13.11%) Oracle
22 259 (12.71%) HTML5
23 250 (12.27%) jQuery
24 248 (12.17%) Microsoft
24 248 (12.17%) REST
25 245 (12.03%) Spring
26 244 (11.98%) Linux
27 227 (11.14%) ASP.NET
28 224 (11.00%) Jenkins

Unit Testing
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 97 (4.76%) Apache
2 83 (4.07%) Tomcat
3 80 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 59 (2.90%) CMS
5 56 (2.75%) IIS
6 52 (2.55%) Confluence
7 44 (2.16%) WebSphere
8 43 (2.11%) JBoss
9 39 (1.91%) Apache Spark
10 29 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (1.13%) WebLogic
13 22 (1.08%) nginx
14 21 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (0.88%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.83%) Drupal
17 16 (0.79%) NServiceBus
17 16 (0.79%) WordPress
18 15 (0.74%) Jetty
18 15 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 76 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.18%) MS Office
3 12 (0.59%) MS Project
4 11 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.44%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.25%) SketchUp
8 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.15%) Simulink
10 2 (0.098%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.098%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.049%) InVision
11 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.29%) SDL Web 8
7 5 (0.25%) Beauchamp
7 5 (0.25%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.20%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.20%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.15%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.098%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.098%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 85 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.01%) GitHub
4 20 (0.98%) TestFlight
5 13 (0.64%) Office 365
6 12 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.59%) Google Play
7 9 (0.44%) Oracle CX
7 9 (0.44%) SaaS
8 6 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (0.29%) PaaS
9 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.25%) Trello
10 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.20%) iTunes
10 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.15%) IaaS
11 3 (0.15%) Responsys
12 2 (0.098%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.44%) HTTP
2 67 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 58 (2.85%) DNS
4 49 (2.41%) Internet
5 41 (2.01%) WAN
6 39 (1.91%) SAN
7 38 (1.87%) iSCSI
8 33 (1.62%) SSL
9 26 (1.28%) LDAP
10 16 (0.79%) SNMP
11 13 (0.64%) DHCP
12 9 (0.44%) Firewall
13 6 (0.29%) FTP
13 6 (0.29%) Intranet
14 5 (0.25%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.20%) CTI
15 4 (0.20%) Skype
16 3 (0.15%) SMS
16 3 (0.15%) SSH
17 2 (0.098%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 159 (7.81%) MongoDB
3 158 (7.76%) MySQL
4 118 (5.79%) Relational Database
5 92 (4.52%) NoSQL
6 85 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 80 (3.93%) Oracle Database
8 72 (3.53%) Big Data
9 71 (3.49%) Hadoop
10 61 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 58 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 57 (2.80%) RDBMS
13 56 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 55 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
15 52 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
16 28 (1.37%) SQLite
17 27 (1.33%) Apache Hive
18 26 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 25 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
20 21 (1.03%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 345 (16.94%) Git (software)
2 224 (11.00%) Jenkins
3 195 (9.57%) Subversion
4 175 (8.59%) JUnit
5 174 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 150 (7.36%) Maven
7 142 (6.97%) JIRA
8 141 (6.92%) Visual Studio
9 136 (6.68%) Selenium
10 92 (4.52%) NUnit
11 84 (4.12%) Cucumber
12 82 (4.03%) Gradle
13 78 (3.83%) Jasmine
14 68 (3.34%) Ant
15 64 (3.14%) Eclipse
16 58 (2.85%) Xcode
17 56 (2.75%) Mockito
18 54 (2.65%) TeamCity
19 53 (2.60%) Grunt
20 52 (2.55%) gulp
General
1 300 (14.73%) Finance
2 173 (8.49%) Banking
3 61 (2.99%) Retail
4 57 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 51 (2.50%) Front Office
6 37 (1.82%) Marketing
7 30 (1.47%) Publishing
8 26 (1.28%) Back Office
9 23 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 19 (0.93%) Games
11 13 (0.64%) Electronics
12 12 (0.59%) Legal
13 10 (0.49%) Military
14 9 (0.44%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.39%) Local Government
15 8 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.34%) Advertising
16 7 (0.34%) Automotive
17 4 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 1462 (71.77%) Developer
2 302 (14.83%) Java Developer
3 237 (11.63%) .NET Developer
4 208 (10.21%) Senior Developer
5 183 (8.98%) C# Developer
6 142 (6.97%) JavaScript Developer
7 112 (5.50%) iOS Developer
8 105 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 103 (5.06%) SQL Developer
10 101 (4.96%) Consultant
11 93 (4.57%) Software Engineer
12 87 (4.27%) Agile Developer
13 77 (3.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 70 (3.44%) Analyst
15 69 (3.39%) Software Developer
16 66 (3.24%) PHP Developer
17 58 (2.85%) Full Stack Developer
18 55 (2.70%) Android Developer
19 52 (2.55%) ASP.NET Developer
20 50 (2.45%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 513 (25.18%) HTML
2 490 (24.05%) .NET
3 460 (22.58%) CSS
4 361 (17.72%) Web Services
5 326 (16.00%) AngularJS
6 294 (14.43%) XML
7 259 (12.71%) HTML5
8 250 (12.27%) jQuery
9 248 (12.17%) REST
10 245 (12.03%) Spring
11 227 (11.14%) ASP.NET
12 220 (10.80%) RESTful
13 203 (9.97%) JSON
14 189 (9.28%) Node.js
15 185 (9.08%) .NET Framework
16 167 (8.20%) SOAP
17 155 (7.61%) CSS3
18 146 (7.17%) Hibernate
19 124 (6.09%) Entity Framework
20 123 (6.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 170 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (6.73%) User Experience
3 110 (5.40%) Computer Science
4 84 (4.12%) Mobile App
5 51 (2.50%) iPad
6 48 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 45 (2.21%) iPhone
8 40 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 39 (1.91%) Derivative
10 37 (1.82%) Management Information System
11 32 (1.57%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (1.37%) Data Structures
13 28 (1.37%) Fixed Income
14 26 (1.28%) Replication
15 25 (1.23%) Data Integration
15 25 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
16 21 (1.03%) Mainframe
17 20 (0.98%) Fintech
18 19 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 244 (11.98%) Linux
2 223 (10.95%) Unix
3 165 (8.10%) Apple iOS
4 157 (7.71%) Windows
5 99 (4.86%) Android
6 27 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 24 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.13%) Solaris
9 20 (0.98%) Mac OS X
10 18 (0.88%) CentOS
11 14 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.49%) AIX
13 8 (0.39%) HPUX
13 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.34%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
15 6 (0.29%) zOS
16 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1058 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (31.08%) TDD
3 494 (24.25%) Continuous Integration
4 400 (19.64%) BDD
5 394 (19.34%) Scrum
6 331 (16.25%) Software Engineering
7 315 (15.46%) MVC
8 300 (14.73%) OO
9 161 (7.90%) SDLC
10 160 (7.85%) Integration Testing
11 149 (7.31%) E-Commerce
12 147 (7.22%) Web Development
13 141 (6.92%) Front End Development
14 139 (6.82%) Test Automation
15 136 (6.68%) iOS Development
16 121 (5.94%) Regression Testing
17 120 (5.89%) ETL
18 118 (5.79%) OOD
19 106 (5.20%) Continuous Delivery
20 105 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 675 (33.14%) JavaScript
2 647 (31.76%) Java
3 531 (26.07%) SQL
4 521 (25.58%) C#
5 160 (7.85%) Python
6 117 (5.74%) C++
7 115 (5.65%) Objective-C
8 103 (5.06%) T-SQL
9 102 (5.01%) PHP
10 100 (4.91%) PL/SQL
11 95 (4.66%) Perl
12 79 (3.88%) C
13 76 (3.73%) Scala
14 72 (3.53%) Apple Swift
15 71 (3.49%) Shell Script
16 59 (2.90%) PowerShell
17 54 (2.65%) Bash Shell
18 43 (2.11%) Groovy
19 42 (2.06%) Korn
20 41 (2.01%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 198 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 151 (7.41%) Degree
3 141 (6.92%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (1.37%) ISEB
6 25 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (0.83%) MCSA
8 13 (0.64%) PhD
9 12 (0.59%) CCNP
9 12 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.15%) MCP
11 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.15%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.098%) Siebel Certification
12 2 (0.098%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (7.27%) QA
2 37 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 29 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.49%) MISRA
5 9 (0.44%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.20%) GAAP
6 4 (0.20%) ISO26262
6 4 (0.20%) SDET
7 3 (0.15%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.15%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.15%) MISRA C
7 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.098%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.098%) MiFID
9 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (2.65%) Docker
2 47 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 40 (1.96%) Samba
5 17 (0.83%) RACF
6 12 (0.59%) HDFS
7 11 (0.54%) ACF2
8 5 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.20%) XenApp
9 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.098%) Firmware
10 2 (0.098%) NFS
10 2 (0.098%) Squid
10 2 (0.098%) Varnish
10 2 (0.098%) Xen
11 1 (0.049%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.049%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 36 (1.77%) Puppet
2 31 (1.52%) Ansible
3 27 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 27 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 24 (1.18%) zSecure
5 22 (1.08%) SCCM
6 19 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.79%) Control-M
8 14 (0.69%) PowerCLI
9 13 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (0.59%) BladeLogic
11 8 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.34%) Oozie
12 7 (0.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 6 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.25%) Casper Suite
14 5 (0.25%) Kubernetes
15 4 (0.20%) Kibana
15 4 (0.20%) logstash
15 4 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 267 (13.11%) Oracle
2 248 (12.17%) Microsoft
3 77 (3.78%) VMware
4 56 (2.75%) Google
5 51 (2.50%) HP
6 45 (2.21%) SAP
7 44 (2.16%) Apple
8 41 (2.01%) Informatica
9 30 (1.47%) Atlassian
10 29 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 27 (1.33%) Altiris
12 24 (1.18%) IBM
13 19 (0.93%) Sybase
14 18 (0.88%) Perforce
15 17 (0.83%) Adobe
15 17 (0.83%) hybris
15 17 (0.83%) Rally
16 16 (0.79%) CA
16 16 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
17 15 (0.74%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day 6 months, rolling
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Plan-net
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
World First
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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