The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10405 10859 8777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.17% 21.92% 17.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.54% 26.25% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7346 7988 6289
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 75 46
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £29.30 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.09 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +14.18%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36460 41364 41331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.71% 83.50% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23944 27759 26979
Median daily rate £450 £446 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +7.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 965 1150
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.43% +4.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
London 0 5528 £500 +5.26% 1665
South East +1 1664 £435 +2.35% 578
Yorkshire +1 644 £418 -1.76% 277
North West -1 583 £421 -2.77% 322
South West 0 566 £400 +3.22% 206
East of England +1 534 £450 +5.88% 225
West Midlands 0 426 £425 +6.25% 161
East Midlands +1 299 £423 -6.11% 142
North East +11 128 £380 -5.00% 32
Midlands +4 18 £450 -5.26% 307
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 5814 (28.60%) Scrum
2 5588 (27.49%) Java
3 4835 (23.78%) TDD
4 4453 (21.91%) JavaScript
5 4061 (19.98%) Finance
6 3602 (17.72%) HTML
7 3285 (16.16%) CSS
8 3154 (15.52%) SQL
9 2998 (14.75%) Test Automation
10 2868 (14.11%) DevOps
11 2687 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
12 2661 (13.09%) Git (software)
13 2587 (12.73%) C#
14 2569 (12.64%) .NET
15 2490 (12.25%) BDD
16 2257 (11.10%) Linux
17 2253 (11.08%) AngularJS
18 2146 (10.56%) Jenkins
19 2111 (10.38%) Banking
20 2080 (10.23%) JIRA
21 1925 (9.47%) Python
22 1892 (9.31%) Web Services
23 1839 (9.05%) HTML5
24 1790 (8.81%) Project Management
25 1777 (8.74%) Spring
26 1749 (8.60%) MVC
27 1696 (8.34%) User Experience
28 1695 (8.34%) Oracle
29 1689 (8.31%) REST
30 1673 (8.23%) Amazon AWS

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 902 (4.44%) Confluence
2 494 (2.43%) CMS
3 488 (2.40%) Apache
4 406 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 397 (1.95%) Apache Spark
6 387 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
7 374 (1.84%) Tomcat
8 319 (1.57%) JBoss
9 299 (1.47%) WebLogic
10 293 (1.44%) WebSphere
11 261 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 186 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 171 (0.84%) OpenStack
14 165 (0.81%) nginx
15 146 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
16 134 (0.66%) IIS
17 127 (0.62%) Drupal
18 98 (0.48%) Apache Solr
19 94 (0.46%) Mule
20 86 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 348 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 321 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 293 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 241 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 174 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 155 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 86 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 80 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 54 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 52 (0.26%) InVision
11 41 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
12 11 (0.054%) SPSS
13 10 (0.049%) HipChat
13 10 (0.049%) UXPin
14 8 (0.039%) Mingle
15 7 (0.034%) InDesign
16 6 (0.030%) Stata
17 5 (0.025%) Quicktime
18 3 (0.015%) Fireworks
18 3 (0.015%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 318 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 307 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 57 (0.28%) Magento
4 45 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 41 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 35 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 33 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 28 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
9 25 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 18 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
11 17 (0.084%) ION MarketView
12 16 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
12 16 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
12 16 (0.079%) SAP ERP
13 14 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
13 14 (0.069%) RMDS
14 13 (0.064%) SAP HR
15 12 (0.059%) NetSuite
15 12 (0.059%) Siebel CRM
16 11 (0.054%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 1673 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1123 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 439 (2.16%) GitHub
4 371 (1.83%) PaaS
5 254 (1.25%) SaaS
6 232 (1.14%) IaaS
7 231 (1.14%) Office 365
8 188 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 131 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 117 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 115 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
12 82 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
13 81 (0.40%) OpenShift
14 72 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 72 (0.35%) Google Analytics
15 71 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
16 53 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 52 (0.26%) Heroku
18 46 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
19 38 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 652 (3.21%) HTTP
2 359 (1.77%) Internet
3 249 (1.22%) SSL
4 234 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 186 (0.91%) DNS
6 175 (0.86%) Firewall
7 125 (0.61%) LDAP
8 82 (0.40%) Intranet
9 69 (0.34%) WAN
10 64 (0.31%) Skype
11 59 (0.29%) Network Security
12 56 (0.28%) LAN
13 53 (0.26%) Kerberos
14 52 (0.26%) VPN
15 42 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
16 38 (0.19%) SAN
17 37 (0.18%) HTTPS
18 35 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
19 26 (0.13%) DHCP
19 26 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1569 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 1099 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 1014 (4.99%) NoSQL
4 942 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 823 (4.05%) Big Data
6 785 (3.86%) MySQL
7 678 (3.34%) Hadoop
8 650 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
9 483 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 408 (2.01%) Oracle Database
11 339 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 286 (1.41%) RDBMS
13 242 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 209 (1.03%) Redis
15 199 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 190 (0.93%) Apache Hive
17 179 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
18 171 (0.84%) HBase
19 169 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
20 158 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2661 (13.09%) Git (software)
2 2146 (10.56%) Jenkins
3 2080 (10.23%) JIRA
4 1277 (6.28%) Selenium
5 885 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 880 (4.33%) Maven
7 715 (3.52%) Subversion
8 690 (3.39%) JUnit
9 643 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 480 (2.36%) WebDriver
11 457 (2.25%) TeamCity
12 415 (2.04%) Visual Studio
13 371 (1.83%) gulp
14 350 (1.72%) Grunt
15 320 (1.57%) Gradle
16 304 (1.50%) Jasmine
17 287 (1.41%) Mockito
18 261 (1.28%) SpecFlow
19 253 (1.24%) IntelliJ
20 238 (1.17%) SoapUI
General
1 4061 (19.98%) Finance
2 2111 (10.38%) Banking
3 1036 (5.10%) Retail
4 806 (3.96%) Marketing
5 596 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 578 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 525 (2.58%) Front Office
8 396 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 327 (1.61%) Electronics
10 262 (1.29%) Publishing
11 257 (1.26%) Games
12 253 (1.24%) Legal
13 194 (0.95%) Back Office
14 154 (0.76%) Retail Banking
15 150 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 145 (0.71%) Advertising
17 127 (0.62%) Law
18 75 (0.37%) Automotive
19 66 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
20 64 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8854 (43.56%) Developer
2 2455 (12.08%) Java Developer
3 2446 (12.03%) Analyst
4 1625 (7.99%) Business Analyst
5 1293 (6.36%) Architect
6 1253 (6.16%) Project Manager
7 1159 (5.70%) Senior Developer
8 1141 (5.61%) .NET Developer
9 911 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
10 899 (4.42%) C# Developer
11 847 (4.17%) Agile Developer
12 804 (3.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 710 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
14 591 (2.91%) Tester
15 572 (2.81%) Angular Developer
15 572 (2.81%) Designer
16 553 (2.72%) Consultant
17 540 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
18 533 (2.62%) C# .NET Developer
19 530 (2.61%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3602 (17.72%) HTML
2 3285 (16.16%) CSS
3 2569 (12.64%) .NET
4 2253 (11.08%) AngularJS
5 1892 (9.31%) Web Services
6 1839 (9.05%) HTML5
7 1777 (8.74%) Spring
8 1689 (8.31%) REST
9 1605 (7.90%) Node.js
10 1523 (7.49%) RESTful
11 1339 (6.59%) JSON
12 1294 (6.37%) XML
13 1207 (5.94%) CSS3
14 1132 (5.57%) jQuery
15 1112 (5.47%) React
16 1042 (5.13%) ASP.NET
17 869 (4.27%) SOAP
18 666 (3.28%) J2EE
19 650 (3.20%) Hibernate
20 605 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1696 (8.34%) User Experience
2 1301 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 925 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 741 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 522 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 320 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 313 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 307 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 273 (1.34%) Fixed Income
10 260 (1.28%) Derivative
11 254 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 246 (1.21%) Virtual Team
13 236 (1.16%) Fintech
14 212 (1.04%) Data Centre
15 177 (0.87%) Algorithms
16 158 (0.78%) PMI
17 150 (0.74%) Equities
18 132 (0.65%) Public Cloud
18 132 (0.65%) Social Media
19 124 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2257 (11.10%) Linux
2 1047 (5.15%) Unix
3 963 (4.74%) Windows
4 559 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 523 (2.57%) Android
6 315 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 205 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 152 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 133 (0.65%) CentOS
10 120 (0.59%) Ubuntu
11 81 (0.40%) Solaris
12 80 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 79 (0.39%) Windows 10
14 72 (0.35%) AIX
15 71 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 51 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
17 37 (0.18%) CoreOS
18 27 (0.13%) Windows 7
19 23 (0.11%) VMS
20 17 (0.084%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5814 (28.60%) Scrum
2 4835 (23.78%) TDD
3 2998 (14.75%) Test Automation
4 2868 (14.11%) DevOps
5 2687 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2490 (12.25%) BDD
7 1790 (8.81%) Project Management
8 1749 (8.60%) MVC
9 1608 (7.91%) Kanban
10 1586 (7.80%) Waterfall
11 1555 (7.65%) Microservices
12 1467 (7.22%) E-Commerce
13 1437 (7.07%) Open Source
14 1411 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 1408 (6.93%) OO
16 1371 (6.74%) Software Engineering
17 1347 (6.63%) User Stories
18 1345 (6.62%) SDLC
19 1217 (5.99%) Front End Development
20 1103 (5.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5588 (27.49%) Java
2 4453 (21.91%) JavaScript
3 3154 (15.52%) SQL
4 2587 (12.73%) C#
5 1925 (9.47%) Python
6 1189 (5.85%) Scala
7 1065 (5.24%) Ruby
8 468 (2.30%) PHP
9 417 (2.05%) C++
10 402 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 348 (1.71%) PowerShell
12 346 (1.70%) Perl
12 346 (1.70%) T-SQL
13 333 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 317 (1.56%) PL/SQL
15 313 (1.54%) C
16 283 (1.39%) Groovy
17 273 (1.34%) ES6
18 256 (1.26%) TypeScript
19 240 (1.18%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1531 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 1238 (6.09%) Degree
3 1088 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 427 (2.10%) ISEB
5 257 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 234 (1.15%) PMI Certification
7 220 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 217 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 214 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 167 (0.82%) PMP
11 123 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 99 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 86 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 74 (0.36%) CISSP
15 71 (0.35%) Master's Degree
16 63 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
17 53 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 47 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
19 43 (0.21%) CISM
20 34 (0.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1283 (6.31%) QA
2 279 (1.37%) PMO
3 188 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 162 (0.80%) MiFID
5 127 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 91 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 88 (0.43%) GDPR
8 69 (0.34%) EMIR
9 66 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 62 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
11 58 (0.29%) WCAG
12 53 (0.26%) SLA
13 29 (0.14%) WAI
14 24 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 22 (0.11%) COBIT
16 21 (0.10%) JSP 440
17 19 (0.093%) ISO 20022
18 15 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 15288
18 15 (0.074%) SEPA
19 14 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1252 (6.16%) Docker
2 189 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 87 (0.43%) HDFS
5 82 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (0.27%) Apache Flume
7 53 (0.26%) vCloud
8 48 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 45 (0.22%) Xen
10 39 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 39 (0.19%) vSphere
11 35 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.10%) KVM
13 19 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
14 18 (0.089%) Shibboleth
14 18 (0.089%) VirtualBox
15 17 (0.084%) NFS
16 12 (0.059%) Postfix
16 12 (0.059%) Squid
17 9 (0.044%) LXC
Systems Management
1 958 (4.71%) Puppet
2 856 (4.21%) Ansible
3 635 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
4 323 (1.59%) Kubernetes
5 256 (1.26%) Terraform
6 133 (0.65%) Kibana
7 120 (0.59%) logstash
8 114 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 85 (0.42%) Grafana
10 71 (0.35%) ZABBIX
11 70 (0.34%) Nagios
12 67 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
12 67 (0.33%) Salt
13 64 (0.31%) Mesos
14 46 (0.23%) SCCM
15 41 (0.20%) Graphite
16 36 (0.18%) Oozie
16 36 (0.18%) SCOM
16 36 (0.18%) vRealize
17 35 (0.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1695 (8.34%) Oracle
2 1646 (8.10%) Microsoft
3 610 (3.00%) SAP
4 389 (1.91%) Google
5 336 (1.65%) VMware
6 325 (1.60%) Adobe
7 324 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
8 319 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 311 (1.53%) IBM
10 267 (1.31%) Atlassian
11 231 (1.14%) HP
12 183 (0.90%) Splunk
13 154 (0.76%) Sitecore
14 144 (0.71%) Cloudera
14 144 (0.71%) ServiceNow
15 138 (0.68%) WSO2
16 125 (0.61%) hybris
16 125 (0.61%) TIBCO
17 108 (0.53%) Informatica
18 105 (0.52%) Sybase
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £440 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day (circa)
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £410 per day + SC Clearance granted
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
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Croydon, Surrey
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
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Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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London
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
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Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £235 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £300 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday