The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
UK
Rank 49 44 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1820 2105 2271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.02% 3.97% 4.32%
As % of the Vendors category 9.09% 9.10% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 1231 1295
Median daily rate £380 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 88 115
Median hourly rate £22.25 £20.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.87% -7.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.23% -7.95%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20011 23143 23796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.18% 43.66% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12332 14008 13432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 802 994
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in the UK

Cisco
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 Cisco within the UK 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
England -6 1621 £390 +6.84% 455
London -9 595 £414 +3.43% 165
South East -3 459 £409 +12.82% 92
Hampshire 0 171 £425 +13.33% 20
South West -5 124 £313 -13.79% 20
Berkshire -5 108 £350 -6.66% 27
West Midlands +19 101 £363 -10.76% 35
City of London +7 91 £425 +3.65% 56
Yorkshire -8 88 £425 +23.18% 32
Scotland +13 84 £381 +27.08% 9
North West -2 84 £380 +26.66% 45
East of England -7 81 £375 -6.25% 30
Buckinghamshire +28 77 £475 +22.58% 9
Milton Keynes +41 71 £450 +12.50% 6
Wales +20 57 £300 - 6
South Wales +23 51 £300 +9.09% 5
West Yorkshire +3 48 £425 +13.33% 22
Birmingham +21 47 £313 +4.16% 13
Bristol +7 42 £344 -1.64% 6
East Midlands -4 42 £300 -3.22% 26
North East +13 40 £360 -0.68% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +26 37 £360 +37.14% 3
Tyne and Wear +20 37 £360 +37.14% 8
Hertfordshire -5 37 £450 +12.50% 8
Manchester -21 37 £339 +12.83% 30
Reading -15 36 £400 +6.66% 13
Leeds +6 35 £450 +22.03% 13
Wiltshire -13 33 £294 -18.96% 1
Surrey -27 32 £350 +2.94% 18
Erskine +25 29 £325 +19.26%

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco 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 Cisco.

1 1647 (41.56%) Firewall
2 1527 (38.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1088 (27.45%) LAN
4 1047 (26.42%) WAN
5 996 (25.13%) CCNP
6 937 (23.64%) Windows
7 895 (22.58%) VMware
8 807 (20.36%) Security Cleared
9 783 (19.76%) CheckPoint
10 774 (19.53%) CCNA
11 772 (19.48%) Juniper
12 731 (18.45%) Data Centre
13 707 (17.84%) Microsoft
14 705 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
15 698 (17.61%) ITIL
16 672 (16.96%) F5
17 643 (16.23%) SC Cleared
18 619 (15.62%) Wireless
19 564 (14.23%) Active Directory
20 555 (14.00%) VPN
21 546 (13.78%) Cisco Nexus
22 535 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
23 520 (13.12%) Linux
24 493 (12.44%) Finance
25 480 (12.11%) Network Security
26 442 (11.15%) Windows Server
27 436 (11.00%) BGP
28 432 (10.90%) MPLS
29 428 (10.80%) TCP/IP
30 418 (10.55%) DNS

Cisco
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
1 202 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 160 (4.04%) Skype for Business
3 99 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (1.92%) Apache
5 61 (1.54%) IIS
6 48 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (1.21%) SharePoint
7 47 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 44 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 40 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 35 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 32 (0.81%) JBoss
12 27 (0.68%) iPlanet
13 21 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
14 20 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 19 (0.48%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.43%) IBM Notes
17 14 (0.35%) nginx
18 12 (0.30%) Confluence
19 10 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 240 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 209 (5.27%) MS Office
3 75 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.15%) MS Project
7 2 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.050%) InDesign
7 2 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.025%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 13 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 13 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.23%) assyst
3 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.10%) Eikon
4 4 (0.10%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.076%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.050%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.025%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.025%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.025%) Odoo
7 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 202 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 162 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
3 149 (3.76%) Office 365
4 55 (1.39%) IaaS
5 36 (0.91%) PaaS
6 31 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (0.68%) SaaS
8 15 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (0.35%) Akamai
10 13 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.13%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.10%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.076%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.050%) G Suite
15 2 (0.050%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1647 (41.56%) Firewall
2 1088 (27.45%) LAN
3 1047 (26.42%) WAN
4 705 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
5 619 (15.62%) Wireless
6 555 (14.00%) VPN
7 546 (13.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 480 (12.11%) Network Security
9 436 (11.00%) BGP
10 432 (10.90%) MPLS
11 428 (10.80%) TCP/IP
12 418 (10.55%) DNS
13 412 (10.40%) OSPF
14 400 (10.09%) VoIP
15 308 (7.77%) SAN
16 298 (7.52%) DHCP
17 249 (6.28%) Cisco IOS
18 244 (6.16%) VLAN
19 200 (5.05%) Internet
20 192 (4.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.21%) Oracle Database
3 36 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (0.78%) MySQL
5 26 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (0.45%) Big Data
6 18 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
6 18 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.33%) HBase
7 13 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (0.30%) BODI
9 10 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.20%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.18%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
12 6 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (0.63%) Subversion
2 24 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 24 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 23 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 22 (0.56%) GCC
4 22 (0.56%) GDB
4 22 (0.56%) Trac
5 19 (0.48%) Vagrant
6 18 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (0.40%) JIRA
8 12 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
8 12 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.20%) GitLab
10 6 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.15%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.13%) StarTeam
11 5 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.076%) Rational Application Developer
12 3 (0.076%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 2 (0.050%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 493 (12.44%) Finance
2 350 (8.83%) Telecoms
3 166 (4.19%) Banking
4 86 (2.17%) Retail
5 60 (1.51%) Law
6 43 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 41 (1.03%) Legal
8 29 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 27 (0.68%) Marketing
10 26 (0.66%) Local Government
11 23 (0.58%) Back Office
12 22 (0.56%) Electronics
13 21 (0.53%) Billing
14 20 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.35%) Military
17 11 (0.28%) Advertising
17 11 (0.28%) Games
18 9 (0.23%) French Language
19 7 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1299 (32.78%) Network Engineer
2 542 (13.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 449 (11.33%) Architect
4 380 (9.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 339 (8.55%) Analyst
6 244 (6.16%) Consultant
7 206 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 196 (4.95%) Support Engineer
9 190 (4.79%) Network Architect
10 178 (4.49%) Security Engineer
11 170 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
12 143 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
13 132 (3.33%) Network Analyst
14 131 (3.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 126 (3.18%) Project Manager
16 111 (2.80%) Administrator
16 111 (2.80%) Network Support
17 105 (2.65%) Network Consultant
18 100 (2.52%) Support Analyst
19 98 (2.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (2.67%) 802.1X
2 60 (1.51%) Web Services
3 54 (1.36%) XMPP
4 38 (0.96%) Middleware
5 33 (0.83%) XML
6 32 (0.81%) J2EE
7 22 (0.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 22 (0.56%) STL
8 19 (0.48%) CSS
9 17 (0.43%) LAMP
9 17 (0.43%) SAML
10 15 (0.38%) .NET
11 14 (0.35%) XSLT
12 13 (0.33%) HTML
13 12 (0.30%) Software Packaging
14 10 (0.25%) SOAP
15 9 (0.23%) Regular Expression
15 9 (0.23%) Rendezvous
16 8 (0.20%) MSMQ
16 8 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 731 (18.45%) Data Centre
2 199 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 104 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
5 87 (2.20%) Clustering
6 68 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 57 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 55 (1.39%) EMC VNX
9 54 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 53 (1.34%) IVR
11 52 (1.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 49 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 49 (1.24%) Driving Licence
13 48 (1.21%) PKI
14 37 (0.93%) NHS
14 37 (0.93%) Replication
15 35 (0.88%) Virtual Team
16 33 (0.83%) CMDB
16 33 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
16 33 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 937 (23.64%) Windows
2 520 (13.12%) Linux
3 442 (11.15%) Windows Server
4 252 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 251 (6.33%) Unix
6 220 (5.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 209 (5.27%) Windows 7
8 143 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 126 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 108 (2.73%) Windows 10
11 102 (2.57%) Solaris
12 46 (1.16%) CentOS
13 43 (1.09%) Android
14 36 (0.91%) AIX
15 31 (0.78%) Windows 8
16 26 (0.66%) Mac OS X
17 25 (0.63%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.45%) HPUX
18 18 (0.45%) SUSE
19 16 (0.40%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 698 (17.61%) ITIL
2 388 (9.79%) Network Design
3 316 (7.97%) Migration
4 247 (6.23%) Load Balancing
5 201 (5.07%) Project Management
6 200 (5.05%) Service Management
7 171 (4.31%) Network Management
8 164 (4.14%) Change Management
9 148 (3.73%) High Availability
10 146 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
11 130 (3.28%) Information Security
12 112 (2.83%) DevOps
12 112 (2.83%) Service Delivery
13 110 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
14 104 (2.62%) PRINCE2
15 97 (2.45%) Configuration Management
16 96 (2.42%) Network Architecture
17 94 (2.37%) Customer Requirements
17 94 (2.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 92 (2.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (4.06%) SQL
2 152 (3.84%) PowerShell
3 90 (2.27%) Python
4 77 (1.94%) C
5 67 (1.69%) Perl
6 62 (1.56%) Java
7 33 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 32 (0.81%) C++
9 22 (0.56%) Ruby
9 22 (0.56%) VBScript
10 21 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 17 (0.43%) C#
11 17 (0.43%) JavaScript
12 16 (0.40%) VB
13 15 (0.38%) PHP
14 9 (0.23%) Korn
15 7 (0.18%) R
16 6 (0.15%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.13%) Lisp
18 4 (0.10%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1527 (38.53%) Cisco Certification
2 996 (25.13%) CCNP
3 807 (20.36%) Security Cleared
4 774 (19.53%) CCNA
5 643 (16.23%) SC Cleared
6 383 (9.66%) CCIE
7 174 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 169 (4.26%) Degree
9 126 (3.18%) CCDP
10 119 (3.00%) JNCIA
11 115 (2.90%) DV Cleared
12 101 (2.55%) CCSE
13 100 (2.52%) MCSE
14 96 (2.42%) CCSA
15 74 (1.87%) CISSP
16 70 (1.77%) CCIP
17 65 (1.64%) MCSA
18 63 (1.59%) JNCIE
19 56 (1.41%) CCDA
20 54 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (4.34%) SLA
2 92 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 78 (1.97%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.68%) QA
5 21 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 17 (0.43%) GPG13
8 11 (0.28%) COBIT
8 11 (0.28%) ISO27002
8 11 (0.28%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.25%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.20%) PA-DSS
10 8 (0.20%) PMO
11 7 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.076%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.050%) BS25999
14 2 (0.050%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.050%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.025%) RMADS
System Software
1 564 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 535 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (4.42%) Hyper-V
4 165 (4.16%) vSphere
5 92 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
6 82 (2.07%) XenApp
7 65 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 58 (1.46%) ProxySG
8 58 (1.46%) vCloud
9 44 (1.11%) XenDesktop
10 34 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
11 33 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
13 28 (0.71%) NFS
14 25 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 25 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
15 24 (0.61%) Firmware
16 21 (0.53%) KVM
16 21 (0.53%) XenServer
17 18 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 176 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 140 (3.53%) FortiGate
3 105 (2.65%) SCCM
4 98 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
5 88 (2.22%) Puppet
6 87 (2.20%) Cisco UCCX
7 69 (1.74%) Nagios
8 68 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
9 67 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
10 44 (1.11%) vRealize
11 41 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 40 (1.01%) NetBackup
13 37 (0.93%) Ansible
14 32 (0.81%) SCOM
14 32 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 31 (0.78%) WSUS
16 28 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
17 26 (0.66%) AirWatch
18 25 (0.63%) Backup Exec
18 25 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 895 (22.58%) VMware
2 783 (19.76%) CheckPoint
3 772 (19.48%) Juniper
4 707 (17.84%) Microsoft
5 672 (16.96%) F5
6 416 (10.50%) HP
7 367 (9.26%) Citrix
8 329 (8.30%) Palo Alto
9 213 (5.37%) Blue Coat
10 200 (5.05%) Fortinet
11 195 (4.92%) EMC
12 183 (4.62%) NetApp
13 170 (4.29%) Red Hat
14 164 (4.14%) Oracle
15 153 (3.86%) SolarWinds
16 145 (3.66%) Riverbed
17 134 (3.38%) Aruba
18 121 (3.05%) Avaya
18 121 (3.05%) Dell
19 116 (2.93%) Brocade
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Rate: From £150 to £210 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £175 to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
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City, London
Cadence Resourcing
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Hook, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £475 per day
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
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City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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City, London
Cadence Resourcing
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Kent
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London
Austin Fraser
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Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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TEKsystems
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Taunton, Somerset
Lorien Resourcing
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Harvey Nash plc
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Winchester, Hampshire
Premier IT
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City, London
Talent Point Ltd
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Salford, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
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FT Select
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Belfast, County Antrim
2i Resourcing
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