The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 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.

Firewall
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 53 55
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1351 2041 1829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.02% 3.74% 3.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.48% 23.68% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 1250 1092
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.66% +23.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.50 £14.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £45.42 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -26.15% +25.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6009 8618 8139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.42% 15.80% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3578 5221 4532
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.84% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 387 474
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.58% +11.53%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
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 Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -19 1237 £423 +5.62% 428
London -36 474 £450 +2.21% 166
South East -2 327 £425 +6.25% 79
South West -5 119 £375 - 20
Hampshire +10 109 £415 +3.75% 13
City of London -17 81 £450 +2.27% 42
Yorkshire -11 78 £420 +1.81% 36
Berkshire -6 75 £500 +42.85% 29
North West -16 75 £383 -4.37% 49
Scotland +3 71 £400 +16.78% 18
West Midlands -4 59 £398 +13.57% 27
East of England -28 51 £399 -3.33% 34
Buckinghamshire +15 50 £400 - 7
West Yorkshire -4 46 £420 -1.17% 25
Milton Keynes +14 44 £400 - 4
Reading +6 43 £525 +50.00% 11
Manchester -15 43 £400 +2.56% 31
Surrey -20 38 £488 +8.33% 14
Leeds 0 36 £420 -1.17% 15
Bristol +7 34 £450 +21.62% 10
East Midlands -21 31 £388 -3.12% 16
North East +12 26 £330 - 2
Basingstoke +21 25 £438 +45.91% 3
Gloucestershire +8 25 £359 +8.71% 4
Kent +14 24 £356 +9.19% 3
Wales -2 24 £250 -39.39% 9
South Wales +15 23 £215 -43.42% 8
Cheshire +20 22 £378 -11.17% 10
Glasgow -4 22 £359 +4.81% 5
West Sussex +21 21 £410 -5.52% 2

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall 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 Firewall.

1 1432 (49.64%) Cisco
2 889 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
3 799 (27.69%) WAN
4 786 (27.24%) Windows
5 770 (26.69%) LAN
6 619 (21.46%) Security Cleared
7 602 (20.87%) CheckPoint
8 590 (20.45%) CCNP
8 590 (20.45%) Linux
9 585 (20.28%) VMware
10 545 (18.89%) VPN
11 515 (17.85%) Juniper
12 514 (17.82%) Network Security
13 496 (17.19%) SC Cleared
14 493 (17.09%) Microsoft
15 480 (16.64%) ITIL
16 477 (16.53%) DNS
17 476 (16.50%) Active Directory
18 473 (16.40%) F5
19 469 (16.26%) Cisco ASA
20 461 (15.98%) Data Centre
21 456 (15.81%) TCP/IP
22 453 (15.70%) Wireless
23 391 (13.55%) Finance
24 363 (12.58%) CCNA
24 363 (12.58%) Windows Server
25 359 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
26 305 (10.57%) MPLS
27 294 (10.19%) HP
28 290 (10.05%) Unix

Firewall
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
1 162 (5.62%) MS Exchange
2 144 (4.99%) Apache
3 124 (4.30%) IIS
4 78 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 71 (2.46%) Skype for Business
6 66 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 63 (2.18%) JBoss
8 62 (2.15%) SharePoint
9 44 (1.53%) nginx
10 39 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 35 (1.21%) WebLogic
12 25 (0.87%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
13 21 (0.73%) OpenStack
14 19 (0.66%) iPlanet
15 16 (0.55%) Confluence
16 15 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
17 12 (0.42%) CMS
17 12 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 93 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 43 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.069%) Maximo
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.035%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.035%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 271 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
2 270 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 123 (4.26%) Office 365
4 89 (3.08%) IaaS
5 70 (2.43%) SaaS
6 55 (1.91%) PaaS
7 28 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.42%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.24%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.21%) G Suite
14 5 (0.17%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.10%) Route 53
16 2 (0.069%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 799 (27.69%) WAN
2 770 (26.69%) LAN
3 545 (18.89%) VPN
4 514 (17.82%) Network Security
5 477 (16.53%) DNS
6 469 (16.26%) Cisco ASA
7 456 (15.81%) TCP/IP
8 453 (15.70%) Wireless
9 305 (10.57%) MPLS
10 286 (9.91%) BGP
11 284 (9.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 277 (9.60%) Internet
13 254 (8.80%) OSPF
14 231 (8.01%) DHCP
15 214 (7.42%) SSL
16 208 (7.21%) SAN
17 199 (6.90%) VLAN
18 180 (6.24%) VoIP
19 127 (4.40%) IPsec
20 121 (4.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 82 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (2.18%) MySQL
4 59 (2.05%) Oracle Database
5 41 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 38 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 34 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 29 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (0.62%) Big Data
14 16 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
14 16 (0.55%) Redis
14 16 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
15 14 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 102 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 71 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.35%) JIRA
4 35 (1.21%) TeamCity
5 33 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 21 (0.73%) Subversion
8 20 (0.69%) Artifactory
9 18 (0.62%) Visual Studio
10 15 (0.52%) Maven
11 14 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (0.45%) MSI
13 10 (0.35%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.31%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.24%) ClearCase
16 7 (0.24%) ClearQuest
16 7 (0.24%) GitLab
17 6 (0.21%) GoCD
18 5 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 391 (13.55%) Finance
2 173 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 144 (4.99%) Banking
4 55 (1.91%) Retail
5 46 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 38 (1.32%) Legal
7 36 (1.25%) Back Office
8 29 (1.01%) Marketing
9 28 (0.97%) Law
10 21 (0.73%) Electronics
10 21 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.73%) Military
11 20 (0.69%) Front Office
12 18 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.59%) Local Government
14 11 (0.38%) Billing
15 10 (0.35%) Games
16 8 (0.28%) Publishing
17 7 (0.24%) Advertising
17 7 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 817 (28.32%) Network Engineer
2 351 (12.17%) Architect
3 300 (10.40%) Analyst
4 240 (8.32%) Security Engineer
5 231 (8.01%) Consultant
6 206 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
7 184 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 150 (5.20%) Network Security Engineer
9 146 (5.06%) Support Engineer
10 140 (4.85%) Security Analyst
11 137 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 137 (4.75%) Network Architect
12 113 (3.92%) Firewall Engineer
13 110 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
14 97 (3.36%) Senior Network Engineer
15 91 (3.15%) Security Consultant
16 87 (3.02%) Administrator
17 86 (2.98%) Network Support
18 83 (2.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
19 73 (2.53%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (3.02%) Web Services
2 73 (2.53%) 802.1X
3 68 (2.36%) .NET
4 65 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
5 53 (1.84%) XML
6 48 (1.66%) Middleware
7 43 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
8 36 (1.25%) J2EE
9 33 (1.14%) SOAP
10 31 (1.07%) LAMP
11 26 (0.90%) SAML
12 25 (0.87%) HTML
12 25 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
13 24 (0.83%) CSS
14 20 (0.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 19 (0.66%) REST
15 19 (0.66%) Sensu
16 18 (0.62%) Node.js
17 16 (0.55%) JSON
18 15 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 461 (15.98%) Data Centre
2 133 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 130 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 124 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 110 (3.81%) Clustering
6 84 (2.91%) PKI
7 44 (1.53%) Replication
8 43 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 42 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
10 38 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
11 32 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 30 (1.04%) Private Cloud
13 24 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
14 23 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 22 (0.76%) Driving Licence
15 22 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 20 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
17 19 (0.66%) Smart Meter
18 14 (0.49%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 786 (27.24%) Windows
2 590 (20.45%) Linux
3 363 (12.58%) Windows Server
4 290 (10.05%) Unix
5 206 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 200 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 107 (3.71%) Windows 7
8 100 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (2.81%) Windows 10
11 66 (2.29%) Solaris
12 63 (2.18%) AIX
13 62 (2.15%) CentOS
14 35 (1.21%) Ubuntu
15 27 (0.94%) Mac OS X
15 27 (0.94%) SUSE
16 20 (0.69%) Windows 8
17 13 (0.45%) Android
18 12 (0.42%) Windows XP
19 11 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (16.64%) ITIL
2 287 (9.95%) Load Balancing
3 258 (8.94%) Network Design
4 242 (8.39%) Migration
5 238 (8.25%) Information Security
6 226 (7.83%) DevOps
7 181 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
8 175 (6.07%) SIEM
9 153 (5.30%) Project Management
10 141 (4.89%) Service Management
11 139 (4.82%) Configuration Management
12 137 (4.75%) High Availability
13 134 (4.64%) Network Management
14 133 (4.61%) Change Management
15 116 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
16 107 (3.71%) Cybersecurity
17 106 (3.67%) Kalman Filter
18 99 (3.43%) Incident Management
19 91 (3.15%) Network Monitoring
20 87 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (7.66%) PowerShell
2 219 (7.59%) SQL
3 180 (6.24%) Python
4 169 (5.86%) Java
5 118 (4.09%) Perl
6 104 (3.60%) Bash Shell
7 76 (2.63%) Ruby
8 70 (2.43%) VBScript
9 50 (1.73%) C
10 44 (1.53%) C#
11 28 (0.97%) JavaScript
12 25 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 24 (0.83%) PHP
14 15 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.35%) Korn
15 10 (0.35%) VB
16 9 (0.31%) Scala
17 8 (0.28%) C++
18 7 (0.24%) Groovy
19 5 (0.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 889 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
2 619 (21.46%) Security Cleared
3 590 (20.45%) CCNP
4 496 (17.19%) SC Cleared
5 363 (12.58%) CCNA
6 243 (8.42%) CCIE
7 188 (6.52%) Degree
8 180 (6.24%) CISSP
9 132 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 126 (4.37%) CCDP
11 110 (3.81%) JNCIA
12 107 (3.71%) CCSA
12 107 (3.71%) CCSE
13 96 (3.33%) DV Cleared
14 90 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
15 85 (2.95%) JNCIE
16 80 (2.77%) CCIP
17 77 (2.67%) CISM
18 65 (2.25%) MCSE
19 59 (2.05%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.37%) PCI DSS
2 109 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 99 (3.43%) SLA
4 51 (1.77%) QA
5 23 (0.80%) GDPR
6 18 (0.62%) COBIT
6 18 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002
7 17 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 13 (0.45%) PMO
9 12 (0.42%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 9 (0.31%) GPG13
12 8 (0.28%) RMADS
13 6 (0.21%) PA-DSS
14 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
15 4 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
16 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 476 (16.50%) Active Directory
2 359 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (4.68%) Hyper-V
4 113 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 94 (3.26%) Docker
6 62 (2.15%) ProxySG
7 59 (2.05%) vSphere
8 52 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (1.25%) XenApp
10 25 (0.87%) KVM
10 25 (0.87%) Xen
11 22 (0.76%) ISA Server
12 19 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.59%) vCloud
14 15 (0.52%) Snort
14 15 (0.52%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.49%) XenDesktop
16 13 (0.45%) Firmware
16 13 (0.45%) XenServer
17 12 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 179 (6.20%) Puppet
2 166 (5.75%) FortiGate
3 113 (3.92%) Ansible
4 82 (2.84%) SCCM
5 72 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (2.32%) Nagios
7 62 (2.15%) SCOM
8 58 (2.01%) Kubernetes
9 55 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
10 48 (1.66%) logstash
11 42 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
12 37 (1.28%) Kibana
13 35 (1.21%) QRadar
14 32 (1.11%) Tivoli
15 31 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 30 (1.04%) ZABBIX
17 29 (1.01%) vCenter Server
18 28 (0.97%) yum
19 27 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
20 26 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1432 (49.64%) Cisco
2 602 (20.87%) CheckPoint
3 585 (20.28%) VMware
4 515 (17.85%) Juniper
5 493 (17.09%) Microsoft
6 473 (16.40%) F5
7 294 (10.19%) HP
8 269 (9.32%) Palo Alto
9 243 (8.42%) Citrix
10 232 (8.04%) Fortinet
11 198 (6.86%) Oracle
12 169 (5.86%) Blue Coat
13 154 (5.34%) Red Hat
14 125 (4.33%) McAfee
14 125 (4.33%) Riverbed
15 120 (4.16%) Splunk
16 116 (4.02%) SolarWinds
17 113 (3.92%) IBM
18 101 (3.50%) Aruba
19 77 (2.67%) NetApp
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
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Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
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East London
Roc Search
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Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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London
Mortimer Spinks
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
McGregor Boyall
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London
Experis Ltd
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City, London
onezeero.
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Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Network ITR
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City, London
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Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Certus Recruitment Group
Rate: 350-550 per Day
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London
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £170 - £190 per day
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Cambridgeshire
Keystream Resources Limited
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
La Fosse Associates
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
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Wembley, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
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Wembley, Middlesex
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
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Proprius Recruitment
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Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire County Council
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City, London
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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