The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / London
Rank 21 20 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1439 1686 1861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.39% 7.65% 8.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.62% 31.69% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 1220 1348
Median daily rate £455 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year - +0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 11
Median hourly rate £20.67 £34.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.21% +70.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £18.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £45.00 £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +77.38% -35.38%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4858 5320 5042
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 24.96% 24.13% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3508 3817 3483
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 39
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +88.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £19.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the London region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
City of London -3 294 £463 +5.41% 114
Kingston Upon Thames -4 11 £375 -3.84% 9
West End of London +3 8 £463 +2.66% 16
Canary Wharf -9 6 £500 +4.16%
Croydon +4 5 £388 -10.14% 2
Twickenham - 5 £350 - 5
Bromley +12 3 £550 +111.53% 1
Docklands, London -6 3 £525 -19.23%
Paddington +4 2 £350 -30.00%
Hendon +3 2 £600 +50.00%
Chiswick +2 2 £180 -60.00% 1
Chessington 0 2 £300 -
Hackney -4 2 £325 -3.70%
Wembley - 2 £200 - 1
Greenwich - 2 £425 -
Barnet - 2 £400 - 1
Heathrow +4 1 £425 +21.42%
Uxbridge +1 1 £525 +60.30%
Lewisham - 1 £300 -
Southwark - 1 £200 - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1546 (53.00%) SQL
2 1137 (38.98%) .NET
3 1124 (38.53%) C#
4 1067 (36.58%) Microsoft
5 895 (30.68%) Finance
6 788 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
7 662 (22.69%) Windows
8 619 (21.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 589 (20.19%) Oracle
10 550 (18.85%) JavaScript
11 496 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
12 495 (16.97%) ASP.NET
13 491 (16.83%) Banking
14 488 (16.73%) T-SQL
15 487 (16.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 486 (16.66%) MS Excel
17 460 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
18 443 (15.19%) HTML
19 424 (14.54%) MVC
20 408 (13.99%) TDD
21 379 (12.99%) Data Warehouse
22 346 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
23 343 (11.76%) Java
24 336 (11.52%) SQL Server 2012
25 331 (11.35%) ETL
26 299 (10.25%) CSS
27 291 (9.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 287 (9.84%) AngularJS
29 275 (9.43%) Linux
30 272 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in London 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
1 266 (9.12%) SharePoint
2 209 (7.16%) IIS
3 96 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
4 81 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 74 (2.54%) MS Exchange
6 66 (2.26%) Apache
7 59 (2.02%) Confluence
7 59 (2.02%) WebSphere
8 55 (1.89%) Apache Spark
9 54 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
10 50 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 50 (1.71%) Tomcat
11 46 (1.58%) CMS
12 41 (1.41%) Apache Pig
13 37 (1.27%) SAS
14 35 (1.20%) JBoss
15 31 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
16 28 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
17 27 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
18 25 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 486 (16.66%) MS Excel
2 105 (3.60%) MS Office
3 20 (0.69%) MS Project
4 18 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (0.51%) SPSS
8 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.10%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.069%) Weka
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 168 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.99%) RMDS
4 13 (0.45%) FastStats
5 11 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
5 11 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.24%) Eloqua
7 7 (0.24%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.21%) SAP MDM
9 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.17%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.17%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.14%) SystmOne
11 3 (0.10%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 460 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 232 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
3 141 (4.83%) Office 365
4 86 (2.95%) IaaS
5 68 (2.33%) PaaS
6 63 (2.16%) GitHub
7 36 (1.23%) SaaS
8 26 (0.89%) Yammer
9 24 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.34%) Data Lake Analytics
13 9 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.27%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
15 7 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
18 4 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 124 (4.25%) Firewall
2 119 (4.08%) DNS
3 73 (2.50%) VPN
4 72 (2.47%) SAN
5 71 (2.43%) Internet
5 71 (2.43%) WAN
6 68 (2.33%) DHCP
7 65 (2.23%) LAN
8 53 (1.82%) HTTP
9 49 (1.68%) TCP/IP
10 38 (1.30%) SSL
11 32 (1.10%) Skype
12 27 (0.93%) LDAP
13 22 (0.75%) NAS
14 21 (0.72%) AMQP
14 21 (0.72%) Intranet
15 17 (0.58%) VoIP
16 16 (0.55%) MPLS
16 16 (0.55%) Network Security
17 13 (0.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 619 (21.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 487 (16.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 379 (12.99%) Data Warehouse
4 346 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 336 (11.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 291 (9.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 218 (7.47%) Relational Database
8 169 (5.79%) NoSQL
9 163 (5.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 143 (4.90%) Hadoop
11 142 (4.87%) MySQL
12 140 (4.80%) Big Data
13 116 (3.98%) MongoDB
14 110 (3.77%) Power BI
15 105 (3.60%) QlikView
16 103 (3.53%) Oracle Database
17 82 (2.81%) SQL Server 2016
18 81 (2.78%) RDBMS
19 64 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
20 62 (2.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 272 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 184 (6.31%) Git (software)
3 168 (5.76%) Visual Studio
4 164 (5.62%) JIRA
5 106 (3.63%) Subversion
6 104 (3.57%) TeamCity
7 99 (3.39%) Jenkins
8 75 (2.57%) NUnit
9 61 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 48 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 39 (1.34%) Maven
12 35 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
13 32 (1.10%) JUnit
14 30 (1.03%) MSTest
15 28 (0.96%) Selenium
16 24 (0.82%) Moq
17 23 (0.79%) ClearCase
18 22 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
19 17 (0.58%) Eclipse
19 17 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 895 (30.68%) Finance
2 491 (16.83%) Banking
3 168 (5.76%) Front Office
4 127 (4.35%) Retail
5 117 (4.01%) Investment Banking
6 73 (2.50%) Marketing
7 64 (2.19%) Back Office
8 55 (1.89%) Advertising
9 46 (1.58%) Legal
10 44 (1.51%) Financial Institution
11 28 (0.96%) Law
12 22 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 20 (0.69%) Games
14 19 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
14 19 (0.65%) Publishing
15 18 (0.62%) Telecoms
16 10 (0.34%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.27%) Billing
18 7 (0.24%) Electronics
19 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1526 (52.31%) Developer
2 461 (15.80%) .NET Developer
3 455 (15.60%) C# Developer
4 375 (12.86%) SQL Developer
5 337 (11.55%) Analyst
6 296 (10.15%) Architect
7 272 (9.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 164 (5.62%) Senior Developer
9 159 (5.45%) Consultant
10 144 (4.94%) DBA
11 141 (4.83%) SQL Server Developer
12 126 (4.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 107 (3.67%) SQL Analyst
14 101 (3.46%) ASP.NET Developer
15 98 (3.36%) Java Developer
16 90 (3.09%) Data Analyst
17 88 (3.02%) SQL DBA
18 83 (2.85%) WPF Developer
19 80 (2.74%) SSIS Developer
20 79 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1137 (38.98%) .NET
2 495 (16.97%) ASP.NET
3 443 (15.19%) HTML
4 299 (10.25%) CSS
5 287 (9.84%) AngularJS
6 255 (8.74%) Web Services
7 238 (8.16%) .NET Framework
8 232 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 227 (7.78%) WCF
10 208 (7.13%) jQuery
11 198 (6.79%) XML
12 190 (6.51%) WPF
13 180 (6.17%) HTML5
14 175 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 133 (4.56%) REST
16 127 (4.35%) Entity Framework
17 80 (2.74%) JSON
18 77 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 74 (2.54%) RESTful
20 72 (2.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 257 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (3.94%) Fixed Income
3 93 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 88 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 74 (2.54%) User Experience
6 59 (2.02%) Data Centre
7 57 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 56 (1.92%) Clustering
8 56 (1.92%) Data Structures
9 53 (1.82%) Replication
10 52 (1.78%) Equities
11 50 (1.71%) Derivative
12 47 (1.61%) Fintech
13 41 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
14 40 (1.37%) Credit Risk
15 38 (1.30%) Public Cloud
16 32 (1.10%) PKI
17 31 (1.06%) Market Risk
18 30 (1.03%) Algorithms
19 29 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 662 (22.69%) Windows
2 275 (9.43%) Linux
3 235 (8.06%) Windows Server
4 119 (4.08%) Unix
5 117 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (2.16%) Windows 10
7 39 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 26 (0.89%) Solaris
11 22 (0.75%) CentOS
12 19 (0.65%) Android
12 19 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 18 (0.62%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.34%) AIX
14 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
2 496 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
3 424 (14.54%) MVC
4 408 (13.99%) TDD
5 331 (11.35%) ETL
6 270 (9.26%) Migration
7 255 (8.74%) Scrum
8 239 (8.19%) Data Modelling
9 224 (7.68%) DevOps
10 219 (7.51%) CRM
11 213 (7.30%) Analytics
12 189 (6.48%) OO
13 167 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
14 164 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
15 149 (5.11%) SDLC
16 144 (4.94%) BDD
17 125 (4.29%) Data Analysis
18 122 (4.18%) Data Management
19 119 (4.08%) Unit Testing
20 114 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1546 (53.00%) SQL
2 1124 (38.53%) C#
3 550 (18.85%) JavaScript
4 488 (16.73%) T-SQL
5 343 (11.76%) Java
6 228 (7.82%) PowerShell
7 183 (6.27%) Python
8 123 (4.22%) VBA
9 93 (3.19%) VB
10 86 (2.95%) VB.NET
11 75 (2.57%) Perl
12 71 (2.43%) Ruby
13 65 (2.23%) Scala
14 63 (2.16%) PL/SQL
15 54 (1.85%) C
16 49 (1.68%) C++
17 46 (1.58%) R
18 45 (1.54%) Shell Script
19 42 (1.44%) Bash Shell
20 36 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 204 (6.99%) Degree
2 129 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 77 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (0.82%) MCSE
7 20 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 17 (0.58%) MCITP
9 14 (0.48%) CCNA
10 9 (0.31%) MCP
10 9 (0.31%) MCSA
10 9 (0.31%) MCTS
10 9 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.27%) CISSP
11 8 (0.27%) PMP
12 7 (0.24%) MCSD
12 7 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.21%) CCNP
13 6 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.70%) QA
2 61 (2.09%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.62%) SLA
5 9 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.31%) WCAG
6 8 (0.27%) MiFID
6 8 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.24%) PMO
8 6 (0.21%) SEPA
9 5 (0.17%) Basel III
9 5 (0.17%) CRD IV
10 4 (0.14%) EMIR
10 4 (0.14%) HL7
11 3 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.10%) ISO20022
12 2 (0.069%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.069%) IFRS
12 2 (0.069%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 250 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 94 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 68 (2.33%) Docker
5 30 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (1.03%) XenApp
6 27 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (0.75%) Apache Flume
8 21 (0.72%) vSphere
9 20 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.48%) NFS
11 12 (0.41%) KVM
12 11 (0.38%) SRDF
13 9 (0.31%) Xen
14 8 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 7 (0.24%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.21%) HDFS
16 6 (0.21%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.21%) VMware ESX
17 5 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 84 (2.88%) SCCM
2 75 (2.57%) SCOM
3 64 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (2.13%) Puppet
5 53 (1.82%) Ansible
6 30 (1.03%) Nagios
7 25 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
7 25 (0.86%) Oozie
8 18 (0.62%) WMI
9 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
11 10 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (0.34%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.31%) logstash
13 8 (0.27%) Control-M
13 8 (0.27%) PowerCLI
13 8 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.24%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1067 (36.58%) Microsoft
2 589 (20.19%) Oracle
3 176 (6.03%) VMware
4 145 (4.97%) Sybase
5 133 (4.56%) Tableau
6 121 (4.15%) SAP
7 85 (2.91%) IBM
8 83 (2.85%) Cisco
8 83 (2.85%) Citrix
9 71 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
10 70 (2.40%) HP
11 63 (2.16%) TIBCO
12 41 (1.41%) Reuters
13 40 (1.37%) NetApp
14 39 (1.34%) Teradata
15 35 (1.20%) Informatica
15 35 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 35 (1.20%) Talend
16 33 (1.13%) Cognos
17 32 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
London
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Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£60,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
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Experis Ltd
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Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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TEKsystems
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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Hays Finance Technology
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HFG
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Oliver Bernard
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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Experis Ltd
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Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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TEKsystems
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Venturi
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City, London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day + FINANCE
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