The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Amazon AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon AWS over the 3 months to 29 May 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.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
UK
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 62 128
Rank change year-on-year +22 +66  
Contract jobs citing Amazon AWS 2134 1729 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.77% 3.22% 1.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.66% 34.55% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 1313 670
Median daily rate £500 £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +12.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +2.77% +9.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £40.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  

Amazon AWS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5984 5004 3236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.37% 9.32% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 3468 2060
Median daily rate £475 £463 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +11.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 81 87
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.90 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.96 £19.61 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.31% -21.56%  

Amazon AWS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Amazon AWS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon AWS.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon AWS over the 3 months to 29 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon AWS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Amazon AWS in the UK

Amazon AWS
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 Amazon AWS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 +22 2052 £500 +2.56% 769
London +15 1263 £525 +5.00% 413
South East +53 315 £475 +5.55% 109
City of London +8 198 £500 - 71
South West +39 122 £400 +5.96% 35
North West +26 105 £450 - 66
West Midlands +46 92 £496 +24.03% 28
Manchester +37 68 £450 - 51
Surrey +17 67 £525 +23.52% 21
Buckinghamshire +42 65 £475 -5.00% 8
East of England -11 65 £453 -4.73% 55
Berkshire +59 64 £425 -12.82% 17
Oxfordshire +10 57 £475 - 20
East Midlands -4 47 £413 -23.25% 15
Milton Keynes +25 43 £475 -5.00% 5
Hampshire +19 43 £450 +12.50% 21
Scotland +56 40 £450 +12.50% 14
Shropshire +36 33 £500 +25.78% 4
Bristol -1 32 £400 +5.26% 7
Telford +27 30 £500 +25.78% 4
Wales +8 29 £475 +5.55% 8
Croydon +17 28 £525 +9.37%
Nottinghamshire -1 28 £406 -26.80% 8
North East +66 27 £475 - 6
Edinburgh +29 26 £481 +20.31% 10
Oxford 0 24 £475 - 14
Nottingham -3 23 £400 -27.27% 7
Sunbury-on-Thames - 23 £538 -
Birmingham +26 22 £525 +13.51% 6
Yorkshire -26 22 £550 - 39

For the 6 months to 29 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon AWS 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 Amazon AWS.

1 1815 (42.31%) DevOps
2 1707 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1631 (38.02%) Linux
4 1384 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1284 (29.93%) Java
6 1119 (26.08%) Ansible
7 1082 (25.22%) Python
8 1079 (25.15%) Puppet
9 1076 (25.08%) Jenkins
10 1025 (23.89%) Docker
11 987 (23.01%) Web Services
12 824 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
13 784 (18.28%) Git (software)
14 708 (16.50%) Opscode Chef
15 672 (15.66%) JavaScript
16 651 (15.17%) TDD
17 648 (15.10%) Configuration Management
18 630 (14.69%) Ruby
19 627 (14.62%) Windows
20 622 (14.50%) Finance
21 540 (12.59%) Terraform
22 531 (12.38%) Microservices
23 511 (11.91%) Scrum
24 508 (11.84%) Open Source
25 479 (11.17%) Security Cleared
26 478 (11.14%) Bash Shell
27 470 (10.96%) Node.js
28 451 (10.51%) SQL
29 441 (10.28%) Amazon EC2
30 426 (9.93%) HTML

Amazon AWS
Co-occurring 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
1 314 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
2 241 (5.62%) OpenStack
3 227 (5.29%) Apache
4 205 (4.78%) Confluence
5 187 (4.36%) Tomcat
6 178 (4.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 178 (4.15%) nginx
7 156 (3.64%) Apache Spark
8 106 (2.47%) IIS
9 104 (2.42%) WebLogic
10 97 (2.26%) WebSphere
11 68 (1.59%) JBoss
12 61 (1.42%) Apache Pig
13 58 (1.35%) CMS
14 35 (0.82%) Apache Solr
15 30 (0.70%) SAS
15 30 (0.70%) SharePoint
16 27 (0.63%) MS Exchange
16 27 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 26 (0.61%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (0.42%) MS Visio
2 16 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.19%) HipChat
5 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.093%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.093%) SPSS
9 2 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.023%) Weka
Business Applications
1 72 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 5 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.093%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.093%) SDL Web 8
6 3 (0.070%) Magento
7 2 (0.047%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.047%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.047%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.047%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.023%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.023%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1384 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 441 (10.28%) Amazon EC2
3 386 (9.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 323 (7.53%) PaaS
5 309 (7.20%) Amazon S3
6 247 (5.76%) IaaS
7 222 (5.17%) GitHub
8 172 (4.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 170 (3.96%) SaaS
10 156 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
11 145 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
12 143 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 111 (2.59%) Office 365
14 92 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
15 85 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 85 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
16 74 (1.72%) Route 53
17 72 (1.68%) Heroku
18 71 (1.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 67 (1.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 273 (6.36%) DNS
2 271 (6.32%) Firewall
3 249 (5.80%) HTTP
4 199 (4.64%) TCP/IP
5 165 (3.85%) VPN
6 146 (3.40%) SSL
7 128 (2.98%) WAN
8 110 (2.56%) LAN
9 91 (2.12%) Internet
10 89 (2.07%) DHCP
11 78 (1.82%) Network Security
12 74 (1.72%) SAN
13 50 (1.17%) IPsec
14 48 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
15 34 (0.79%) LDAP
15 34 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
15 34 (0.79%) Wireless
16 33 (0.77%) SSH
17 31 (0.72%) HTTPS
18 30 (0.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 365 (8.51%) MongoDB
3 363 (8.46%) NoSQL
4 354 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
5 345 (8.04%) MySQL
6 334 (7.79%) Big Data
7 317 (7.39%) Hadoop
8 159 (3.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 154 (3.59%) Apache Hive
10 149 (3.47%) Redis
11 148 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 148 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
12 141 (3.29%) Relational Database
13 122 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
14 116 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
15 67 (1.56%) HBase
16 50 (1.17%) Oracle Database
17 44 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
18 39 (0.91%) RDBMS
19 38 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1076 (25.08%) Jenkins
2 784 (18.28%) Git (software)
3 306 (7.13%) JIRA
4 286 (6.67%) Maven
5 161 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 138 (3.22%) TeamCity
7 114 (2.66%) Vagrant
8 113 (2.63%) Selenium
9 112 (2.61%) Bitbucket
10 104 (2.42%) Cucumber
11 93 (2.17%) Subversion
12 91 (2.12%) Gradle
13 88 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 88 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
14 84 (1.96%) GitLab
14 84 (1.96%) JUnit
15 74 (1.72%) Artifactory
16 73 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
17 70 (1.63%) Ant
18 65 (1.52%) gulp
General
1 622 (14.50%) Finance
2 211 (4.92%) Banking
3 171 (3.99%) Retail
4 122 (2.84%) Marketing
5 101 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 69 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 65 (1.52%) Electronics
8 40 (0.93%) Publishing
9 38 (0.89%) Games
10 35 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 34 (0.79%) Front Office
12 28 (0.65%) Advertising
13 22 (0.51%) Legal
14 21 (0.49%) Law
15 19 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.37%) Billing
17 14 (0.33%) Back Office
18 13 (0.30%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
20 7 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1069 (24.92%) Developer
2 1010 (23.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 736 (17.16%) Architect
4 531 (12.38%) AWS Engineer
5 431 (10.05%) AWS DevOps
6 414 (9.65%) Java Developer
7 346 (8.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 315 (7.34%) Cloud Engineer
9 248 (5.78%) Cloud Architect
10 226 (5.27%) Linux Engineer
11 222 (5.17%) Consultant
12 212 (4.94%) AWS Architect
13 198 (4.62%) AWS Developer
14 172 (4.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 146 (3.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 145 (3.38%) Senior Developer
17 137 (3.19%) Technical Architect
18 130 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
19 127 (2.96%) .NET Developer
20 114 (2.66%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 987 (23.01%) Web Services
2 470 (10.96%) Node.js
3 426 (9.93%) HTML
4 360 (8.39%) .NET
5 358 (8.34%) CSS
6 336 (7.83%) AngularJS
7 326 (7.60%) REST
8 306 (7.13%) Spring
9 214 (4.99%) Elastic Stack
10 210 (4.90%) HTML5
11 208 (4.85%) JSON
12 182 (4.24%) React
12 182 (4.24%) RESTful
13 172 (4.01%) Kafka
14 161 (3.75%) ASP.NET
15 146 (3.40%) XML
16 140 (3.26%) jQuery
17 137 (3.19%) CSS3
18 127 (2.96%) J2EE
19 118 (2.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 240 (5.59%) Public Cloud
2 187 (4.36%) Data Centre
3 179 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 168 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 120 (2.80%) User Experience
6 91 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 86 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 70 (1.63%) Private Cloud
9 64 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 53 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
11 47 (1.10%) Algorithms
12 46 (1.07%) PKI
13 45 (1.05%) Cloud Native
13 45 (1.05%) Fintech
13 45 (1.05%) Management Information System
14 43 (1.00%) Data Structures
15 38 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 33 (0.77%) Clustering
17 32 (0.75%) Replication
18 31 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1631 (38.02%) Linux
2 627 (14.62%) Windows
3 353 (8.23%) Unix
4 302 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 232 (5.41%) CentOS
6 197 (4.59%) Windows Server
7 107 (2.49%) Ubuntu
8 80 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 53 (1.24%) Android
11 47 (1.10%) CoreOS
12 41 (0.96%) Solaris
13 39 (0.91%) Apple iOS
14 30 (0.70%) SUSE
15 25 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (0.56%) AIX
16 24 (0.56%) Debian
17 21 (0.49%) Windows 10
18 20 (0.47%) Fedora
19 18 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1815 (42.31%) DevOps
2 1707 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
3 824 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
4 651 (15.17%) TDD
5 648 (15.10%) Configuration Management
6 531 (12.38%) Microservices
7 511 (11.91%) Scrum
8 508 (11.84%) Open Source
9 374 (8.72%) Migration
9 374 (8.72%) Test Automation
10 332 (7.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 309 (7.20%) BDD
11 309 (7.20%) Software Engineering
12 295 (6.88%) E-Commerce
13 272 (6.34%) MVC
14 241 (5.62%) Kanban
15 212 (4.94%) High Availability
16 189 (4.41%) Analytics
17 182 (4.24%) SOA
18 180 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1284 (29.93%) Java
2 1082 (25.22%) Python
3 672 (15.66%) JavaScript
4 630 (14.69%) Ruby
5 478 (11.14%) Bash Shell
6 451 (10.51%) SQL
7 325 (7.58%) C#
8 313 (7.30%) PowerShell
9 259 (6.04%) Scala
10 228 (5.31%) Perl
11 192 (4.48%) Go
12 168 (3.92%) PHP
13 122 (2.84%) Shell Script
14 96 (2.24%) Groovy
15 62 (1.45%) C++
16 57 (1.33%) C
17 54 (1.26%) R
18 36 (0.84%) ES6
19 30 (0.70%) Clojure
19 30 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 479 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 421 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 127 (2.96%) Degree
4 77 (1.79%) AWS Certification
5 62 (1.45%) CISSP
6 57 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 44 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 31 (0.72%) MCSE
10 27 (0.63%) CISM
11 26 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
12 24 (0.56%) CCNA
12 24 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 24 (0.56%) PMP
13 23 (0.54%) CESG Certified Professional
14 22 (0.51%) SANS
15 19 (0.44%) CCIE
15 19 (0.44%) CCNP
16 15 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (3.19%) QA
2 62 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 47 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (1.07%) SLA
5 21 (0.49%) PMO
6 19 (0.44%) COBIT
7 17 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 14 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.30%) GDPR
10 9 (0.21%) GCP
10 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002
11 6 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.14%) EMIR
11 6 (0.14%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.14%) MiFID
12 5 (0.12%) FedRAMP
12 5 (0.12%) PA-DSS
12 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.093%) RMADS
System Software
1 1025 (23.89%) Docker
2 233 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 186 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (1.33%) vCloud
6 57 (1.33%) vSphere
7 56 (1.31%) HDFS
8 47 (1.10%) Xen
9 46 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.49%) Apache Flume
10 21 (0.49%) KVM
11 20 (0.47%) etcd
11 20 (0.47%) flannel
11 20 (0.47%) XenApp
12 16 (0.37%) LXC
13 15 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 15 (0.35%) Squid
14 13 (0.30%) iptables
15 12 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1119 (26.08%) Ansible
2 1079 (25.15%) Puppet
3 708 (16.50%) Opscode Chef
4 540 (12.59%) Terraform
5 381 (8.88%) Kubernetes
6 149 (3.47%) logstash
7 127 (2.96%) Nagios
8 126 (2.94%) Kibana
9 91 (2.12%) ZABBIX
10 90 (2.10%) Graphite
11 87 (2.03%) Salt
12 72 (1.68%) Packer
13 67 (1.56%) Mesos
14 56 (1.31%) SCCM
15 52 (1.21%) Grafana
15 52 (1.21%) HAProxy
16 45 (1.05%) Consul
17 44 (1.03%) Prometheus
18 35 (0.82%) Sysdig
19 34 (0.79%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 412 (9.60%) VMware
2 399 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 383 (8.93%) Oracle
4 292 (6.81%) Red Hat
5 269 (6.27%) Google
6 177 (4.13%) Splunk
7 139 (3.24%) Cisco
8 131 (3.05%) SAP
9 116 (2.70%) Atlassian
10 100 (2.33%) New Relic
11 81 (1.89%) Citrix
12 80 (1.86%) IBM
13 77 (1.79%) AppDynamics
14 76 (1.77%) HP
15 66 (1.54%) Rackspace
16 60 (1.40%) SaltStack
16 60 (1.40%) TIBCO
17 56 (1.31%) Cloudera
18 53 (1.24%) ServiceNow
19 50 (1.17%) CheckPoint
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Exeter, Devon
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Rate: £350 - £420 per day
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FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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South East London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
IT Resource Transformation
Rate: Excellent day rate available
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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City, London
Intec Select
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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City, London
E-synergy Solutions
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London
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Linux Recruit
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London
Source Technology
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La Fosse Associates
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Spring Technology
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West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
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London
Oliver Bernard
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Cadence Resourcing
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Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
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Experis Ltd
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La Fosse Associates
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