The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 25 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 Citrix Systems.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix
UK
Rank 147 95 61
Rank change year-on-year -52 -34  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 805 1215 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.28% 2.90%
As % of the Vendors category 4.02% 5.23% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 739 862
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +0.30% -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 92 146
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.17 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £23.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.93
% change year-on-year -15.15% +3.61%  

Citrix 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 20016 23252 23937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.19% 43.70% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12337 14081 13513
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 719 804 1001
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 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
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 Citrix within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 -42 742 £350 - 222
London -27 331 £375 - 81
South East -13 166 £370 +3.49% 40
City of London +6 80 £400 -5.88% 25
East of England -34 51 £310 -4.61% 15
South West -7 50 £300 - 8
North West -28 49 £295 -12.59% 28
Hampshire -20 47 £343 -3.52% 7
Buckinghamshire +15 45 £480 +12.94% 10
East Midlands +8 42 £350 +3.70% 11
Milton Keynes +25 41 £500 +17.64% 9
Derbyshire +3 27 £350 +27.27% 1
Manchester -6 27 £294 +36.62% 15
Scotland -25 27 £339 +8.40% 5
Berkshire +6 26 £425 +21.42% 7
West Midlands -17 22 £425 +30.76% 10
Yorkshire -10 21 £375 -11.76% 19
Derby +5 20 £350 +218.18%
Bristol +7 18 £300 -12.40% 3
Surrey -20 18 £350 +7.69% 6
Essex -29 16 £300 +66.66% 2
Wiltshire +7 15 £345 -1.42% 1
Edinburgh +1 15 £413 +10.00% 2
Gloucestershire +2 14 £186 +43.26% 2
Cheshire +5 12 £295 -1.66% 5
West Yorkshire -16 12 £450 -21.73% 14
Suffolk +6 11 £253 +129.54%
Ipswich +5 11 £253 +129.54%
Reading +5 11 £438 +2.94% 2
Colchester 0 11 £300 -

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix 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 Citrix.

1 1172 (65.77%) Windows
2 863 (48.43%) Active Directory
3 821 (46.07%) VMware
4 777 (43.60%) Microsoft
5 482 (27.05%) XenApp
6 469 (26.32%) Windows Server
7 434 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 393 (22.05%) Windows 7
9 381 (21.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 367 (20.59%) Cisco
11 333 (18.69%) ITIL
12 332 (18.63%) SCCM
13 303 (17.00%) Finance
14 301 (16.89%) Firewall
15 297 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 281 (15.77%) XenDesktop
17 279 (15.66%) MS Office
18 261 (14.65%) DNS
19 250 (14.03%) MS Exchange
20 226 (12.68%) Security Cleared
21 214 (12.01%) MS Excel
22 210 (11.78%) Migration
23 206 (11.56%) SQL Server
24 205 (11.50%) Office 365
24 205 (11.50%) Data Centre
25 204 (11.45%) PowerShell
26 202 (11.34%) DHCP
27 200 (11.22%) LAN
27 200 (11.22%) Windows 10
28 196 (11.00%) Linux

Citrix
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
1 250 (14.03%) MS Exchange
2 133 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 115 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 90 (5.05%) SharePoint
5 58 (3.25%) IIS
6 56 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (2.19%) IBM Notes
8 38 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (0.73%) Apache
12 9 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.22%) CMS
15 4 (0.22%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 279 (15.66%) MS Office
2 214 (12.01%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.39%) MS Project
6 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.22%) Eikon
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.11%) assyst
6 2 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
6 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.056%) Maximo
7 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 205 (11.50%) Office 365
2 138 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.74%) IaaS
5 20 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (0.95%) SaaS
7 16 (0.90%) G Suite
8 13 (0.73%) PaaS
9 11 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.51%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.22%) Yammer
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.056%) Akamai
14 1 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.056%) GitHub
14 1 (0.056%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 301 (16.89%) Firewall
2 261 (14.65%) DNS
3 202 (11.34%) DHCP
4 200 (11.22%) LAN
5 192 (10.77%) WAN
6 174 (9.76%) NetScaler
7 159 (8.92%) SAN
8 147 (8.25%) VPN
9 124 (6.96%) TCP/IP
10 89 (4.99%) Wireless
11 86 (4.83%) Internet
12 73 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
13 66 (3.70%) Network Security
14 63 (3.54%) VoIP
15 53 (2.97%) MPLS
16 49 (2.75%) NAS
17 48 (2.69%) Skype
18 38 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 35 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
20 30 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (0.84%) DB2
6 14 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (0.62%) MySQL
8 8 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.39%) MS Access
9 7 (0.39%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.22%) Big Data
11 4 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (1.40%) MSI
2 12 (0.67%) JIRA
3 7 (0.39%) StarTeam
4 6 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.22%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.17%) Subversion
6 3 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.11%) Toad
7 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.11%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.056%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.056%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 303 (17.00%) Finance
2 86 (4.83%) Banking
3 42 (2.36%) Legal
3 42 (2.36%) Retail
4 39 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.02%) Law
6 26 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.07%) Local Government
9 18 (1.01%) Back Office
10 17 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.67%) Front Office
12 11 (0.62%) French Language
12 11 (0.62%) Publishing
13 9 (0.51%) Advertising
13 9 (0.51%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.45%) Marketing
15 7 (0.39%) Electronics
15 7 (0.39%) Games
16 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 339 (19.02%) Analyst
2 189 (10.61%) Architect
3 171 (9.60%) Support Engineer
4 154 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 136 (7.63%) Support Analyst
6 118 (6.62%) Consultant
7 114 (6.40%) Citrix Engineer
8 108 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 105 (5.89%) 2nd Line Support
10 102 (5.72%) Desktop Support
11 94 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 87 (4.88%) Network Engineer
13 83 (4.66%) Service Analyst
14 78 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
15 74 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
16 64 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
17 59 (3.31%) Project Manager
18 58 (3.25%) VMware Engineer
19 57 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
20 56 (3.14%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.08%) Web Services
2 22 (1.23%) Software Packaging
3 21 (1.18%) .NET
4 20 (1.12%) Middleware
5 16 (0.90%) SAML
6 10 (0.56%) REST
6 10 (0.56%) XMPP
7 9 (0.51%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.45%) OpenID
8 8 (0.45%) Regular Expression
9 7 (0.39%) SOAP
10 5 (0.28%) XML
11 4 (0.22%) HTML
11 4 (0.22%) JSON
11 4 (0.22%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.17%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.11%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 205 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 105 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (5.39%) Blackberry
4 94 (5.27%) Fat Client
4 94 (5.27%) Thin Client
5 88 (4.94%) Clustering
6 41 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
7 31 (1.74%) PKI
7 31 (1.74%) Smartphone
8 24 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.18%) BYOD
10 19 (1.07%) iPad
11 18 (1.01%) Private Cloud
12 17 (0.95%) iPhone
13 16 (0.90%) iSeries
14 15 (0.84%) NHS
15 14 (0.79%) Public Cloud
16 13 (0.73%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1172 (65.77%) Windows
2 469 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 393 (22.05%) Windows 7
4 381 (21.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 297 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 200 (11.22%) Windows 10
7 196 (11.00%) Linux
8 175 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 99 (5.56%) Windows 8
10 96 (5.39%) Unix
11 74 (4.15%) Windows XP
12 55 (3.09%) Android
13 40 (2.24%) Apple iOS
14 39 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 39 (2.19%) Solaris
15 29 (1.63%) AIX
15 29 (1.63%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.95%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.84%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (18.69%) ITIL
2 210 (11.78%) Migration
3 92 (5.16%) Change Management
4 88 (4.94%) Project Management
5 80 (4.49%) Problem Management
5 80 (4.49%) Service Management
6 70 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (3.82%) Service Delivery
8 62 (3.48%) Load Balancing
9 61 (3.42%) Incident Management
10 57 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 55 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (2.64%) Configuration Management
12 47 (2.64%) DevOps
13 45 (2.53%) High Availability
14 43 (2.41%) ITIL V3
14 43 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
15 42 (2.36%) TOGAF
16 41 (2.30%) Application Packaging
16 41 (2.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (11.45%) PowerShell
2 166 (9.32%) SQL
3 34 (1.91%) VBScript
4 28 (1.57%) C
5 27 (1.52%) C#
5 27 (1.52%) VB
6 26 (1.46%) Python
7 20 (1.12%) Java
8 18 (1.01%) Perl
9 15 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 14 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.56%) PHP
12 5 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.22%) VBA
14 3 (0.17%) C++
14 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.17%) VB6
15 2 (0.11%) Korn
16 1 (0.056%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 226 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 154 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 145 (8.14%) SC Cleared
4 109 (6.12%) MCSE
5 101 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (3.76%) DV Cleared
6 67 (3.76%) MCP
7 57 (3.20%) CCNA
8 54 (3.03%) CCNP
9 49 (2.75%) Degree
10 47 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
11 35 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (1.80%) MCITP
13 30 (1.68%) MCSA
14 24 (1.35%) CCA
15 23 (1.29%) CCIE
16 20 (1.12%) MCDST
17 18 (1.01%) MCTS
18 16 (0.90%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.14%) SLA
2 21 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.73%) QA
5 10 (0.56%) GPG13
6 3 (0.17%) BS25999
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.17%) RMADS
7 1 (0.056%) COBIT
7 1 (0.056%) COSO
7 1 (0.056%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 863 (48.43%) Active Directory
2 482 (27.05%) XenApp
3 434 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 281 (15.77%) XenDesktop
5 194 (10.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 141 (7.91%) Hyper-V
7 113 (6.34%) vSphere
8 85 (4.77%) VMware ESX
9 77 (4.32%) XenServer
10 60 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
11 52 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
13 24 (1.35%) BitLocker
14 23 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
15 22 (1.23%) Terminal Services
16 20 (1.12%) ProxySG
17 18 (1.01%) Terminal Server
18 17 (0.95%) VMware Server
19 15 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 13 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 332 (18.63%) SCCM
2 54 (3.03%) WSUS
3 42 (2.36%) SCOM
4 36 (2.02%) NetBackup
5 35 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
7 28 (1.57%) Tivoli
8 25 (1.40%) AirWatch
9 24 (1.35%) AppDNA
10 23 (1.29%) Netcool
11 22 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 20 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
12 20 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 19 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 17 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 17 (0.95%) XenMobile
15 13 (0.73%) Backup Exec
15 13 (0.73%) EdgeSight
16 11 (0.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 821 (46.07%) VMware
2 777 (43.60%) Microsoft
3 367 (20.59%) Cisco
4 188 (10.55%) HP
5 123 (6.90%) AppSense
6 110 (6.17%) CheckPoint
7 93 (5.22%) Dell
8 77 (4.32%) Symantec
9 76 (4.26%) Oracle
10 69 (3.87%) Apple
11 68 (3.82%) NetApp
12 62 (3.48%) Intel Security
13 59 (3.31%) F5
14 53 (2.97%) IBM
14 53 (2.97%) Palo Alto
15 47 (2.64%) Juniper
16 46 (2.58%) Wyse
17 42 (2.36%) EMC
18 40 (2.24%) Lotus
19 39 (2.19%) Veritas
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per day
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
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London
AMS contingency
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Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
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Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £326.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
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Lennon Wright
Rate: + benefits
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London
Lorien Resourcing
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Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rullion
Rate: £350 per day
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
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City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £10.50 per hour
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City, London
Plan-net
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Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
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City, London
Cadence Resourcing
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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London
IntaPeople
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London
Harvey Nash plc
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North Yorkshire
LA International
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City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £420 - £480 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + potentially higher for perfect candidate
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City, London
Cadence Resourcing
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Comtecs
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Streamline Connections
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