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

Representational State Transfer (REST)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 75 126
Rank change year-on-year +15 +51  
Contract jobs citing REST 1563 1495 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.32% 2.68% 1.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.48% 9.63% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1075 1009 683
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £335 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £581 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.36 £30.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.80 £57.75 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +14.28%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14916 15530 14960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.64% 27.80% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10378 10825 9675
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 194 198
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the UK

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the UK

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the UK

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the UK

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for REST in the UK

REST
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 REST within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +14 1476 £450 -2.70% 431
London -2 700 £475 -5.00% 199
South East +32 330 £425 +1.19% 60
City of London -5 132 £450 -14.28% 52
South West +34 80 £400 +6.66% 43
North West +14 78 £388 -9.35% 27
East of England -16 74 £425 -8.60% 31
Yorkshire +12 71 £425 - 23
Surrey +28 68 £425 -10.52% 9
Buckinghamshire +30 63 £385 -23.00% 8
Hampshire +40 58 £378 +11.02% 14
West Midlands +14 56 £400 -5.88% 27
West Sussex -11 55 £494 +16.26% 8
West Yorkshire +6 53 £430 -4.44% 12
Manchester +25 47 £350 -12.50% 13
Berkshire +22 47 £450 +5.88% 12
North East +54 44 £404 +7.60% 9
Scotland +24 44 £358 -10.62% 11
Leeds 0 43 £430 -4.44% 8
Tyne and Wear +55 42 £388 +3.33% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +51 42 £388 +3.33% 8
East Midlands +12 41 £400 +14.28% 11
Milton Keynes +22 36 £375 -29.41% 7
Worthing +7 36 £500 +12.23% 7
Oxfordshire +21 30 £405 -8.47% 6
Cheshire +34 27 £450 -10.00% 9
Cambridgeshire +10 27 £350 -2.77% 15
Wiltshire +19 26 £400 -23.80% 7
Bristol +9 24 £425 +13.33% 16
Oxford +14 22 £405 -8.47% 6

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST 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 REST.

1 1710 (57.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1606 (53.82%) Java
3 1159 (38.84%) JavaScript
4 1094 (36.66%) Web Services
5 1043 (34.95%) HTML
6 1001 (33.55%) SOAP
7 897 (30.06%) TDD
8 877 (29.39%) CSS
9 873 (29.26%) JSON
10 818 (27.41%) Spring
11 776 (26.01%) Scrum
12 743 (24.90%) Git (software)
13 717 (24.03%) SQL
14 618 (20.71%) XML
15 598 (20.04%) Linux
16 565 (18.93%) AngularJS
17 558 (18.70%) HTML5
18 556 (18.63%) Jenkins
19 553 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
20 524 (17.56%) MVC
21 494 (16.55%) Microservices
22 491 (16.45%) C#
23 482 (16.15%) BDD
24 472 (15.82%) Finance
25 443 (14.85%) .NET
26 390 (13.07%) Python
27 388 (13.00%) DevOps
28 383 (12.84%) Hibernate
29 377 (12.63%) Open Source
30 371 (12.43%) HTTP

REST
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
1 190 (6.37%) Confluence
2 185 (6.20%) Apache
3 179 (6.00%) JBoss
4 175 (5.86%) Tomcat
5 114 (3.82%) WebLogic
6 102 (3.42%) WebSphere
7 101 (3.38%) CMS
8 99 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
8 99 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 48 (1.61%) SharePoint
10 47 (1.58%) Mule
11 41 (1.37%) Apache Spark
12 40 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 35 (1.17%) IIS
14 30 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
15 27 (0.90%) GlassFish
16 25 (0.84%) Mule ESB
17 24 (0.80%) nginx
18 22 (0.74%) Anypoint
19 20 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.20%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
3 27 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 8 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.20%) SAP WM
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.17%) Pega PRPC
8 5 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.13%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
9 4 (0.13%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.067%) Eloqua
11 2 (0.067%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 354 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (3.95%) GitHub
4 56 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
5 53 (1.78%) PaaS
6 48 (1.61%) SaaS
7 47 (1.58%) Amazon S3
8 33 (1.11%) Heroku
9 31 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
10 29 (0.97%) IaaS
11 25 (0.84%) Google App Engine
12 23 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 23 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
12 23 (0.77%) Office 365
12 23 (0.77%) OpenShift
13 20 (0.67%) Google Compute Engine
14 19 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
14 19 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (0.47%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 371 (12.43%) HTTP
2 67 (2.25%) Internet
2 67 (2.25%) LDAP
3 60 (2.01%) SSL
4 39 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 38 (1.27%) DNS
6 23 (0.77%) SSH
7 21 (0.70%) HTTPS
8 20 (0.67%) Firewall
9 16 (0.54%) DVB
10 13 (0.44%) Intranet
11 12 (0.40%) FTP
12 11 (0.37%) SMTP
13 10 (0.34%) Kerberos
13 10 (0.34%) VPN
14 9 (0.30%) SNMP
15 8 (0.27%) AMQP
15 8 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
15 8 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.23%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (12.33%) NoSQL
2 340 (11.39%) Relational Database
3 317 (10.62%) MongoDB
4 311 (10.42%) SQL Server
5 284 (9.52%) MySQL
6 206 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
7 138 (4.62%) Big Data
8 133 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 101 (3.38%) Hadoop
10 93 (3.12%) Oracle Database
11 57 (1.91%) Neo4j
12 44 (1.47%) RDBMS
13 42 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 42 (1.41%) Redis
14 41 (1.37%) HBase
15 38 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 38 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 32 (1.07%) DB2
17 28 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
18 23 (0.77%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 743 (24.90%) Git (software)
2 556 (18.63%) Jenkins
3 360 (12.06%) JIRA
4 336 (11.26%) JUnit
5 325 (10.89%) Maven
6 229 (7.67%) Cucumber
7 216 (7.24%) Subversion
8 209 (7.00%) Selenium
9 127 (4.26%) Mockito
10 118 (3.95%) Gradle
11 112 (3.75%) Eclipse
12 94 (3.15%) TeamCity
13 81 (2.71%) WebDriver
14 77 (2.58%) Bitbucket
15 74 (2.48%) IntelliJ
16 71 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
17 70 (2.35%) Ant
18 62 (2.08%) gulp
18 62 (2.08%) SoapUI
19 61 (2.04%) Jasmine
General
1 472 (15.82%) Finance
2 260 (8.71%) Banking
3 86 (2.88%) Marketing
4 70 (2.35%) Retail
5 69 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 48 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 44 (1.47%) Publishing
8 32 (1.07%) Electronics
9 31 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 29 (0.97%) Front Office
11 24 (0.80%) Games
12 20 (0.67%) Advertising
13 19 (0.64%) Law
14 17 (0.57%) Back Office
14 17 (0.57%) Legal
15 9 (0.30%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.23%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.20%) Billing
17 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2184 (73.19%) Developer
2 877 (29.39%) Java Developer
3 312 (10.46%) Architect
4 264 (8.85%) Senior Developer
5 231 (7.74%) .NET Developer
6 197 (6.60%) JavaScript Developer
7 162 (5.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 148 (4.96%) C# Developer
9 140 (4.69%) Scala Developer
10 116 (3.89%) Senior Java Developer
11 111 (3.72%) Agile Developer
12 105 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
13 101 (3.38%) Full Stack Developer
14 98 (3.28%) Angular Developer
15 95 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
16 88 (2.95%) Software Engineer
17 87 (2.92%) Node.js Developer
18 79 (2.65%) Web Developer
19 74 (2.48%) Agile Java Developer
20 73 (2.45%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1094 (36.66%) Web Services
2 1043 (34.95%) HTML
3 1001 (33.55%) SOAP
4 877 (29.39%) CSS
5 873 (29.26%) JSON
6 818 (27.41%) Spring
7 618 (20.71%) XML
8 565 (18.93%) AngularJS
9 558 (18.70%) HTML5
10 443 (14.85%) .NET
11 383 (12.84%) Hibernate
12 366 (12.27%) Node.js
13 358 (12.00%) CSS3
14 348 (11.66%) RESTful
15 275 (9.22%) jQuery
16 262 (8.78%) Ajax
17 256 (8.58%) J2EE
18 213 (7.14%) ASP.NET
19 209 (7.00%) React
20 205 (6.87%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 219 (7.34%) User Experience
2 161 (5.40%) Mobile App
3 151 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
4 116 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
5 113 (3.79%) Computer Science
6 70 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
8 40 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 34 (1.14%) iPad
10 24 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 23 (0.77%) Private Cloud
12 22 (0.74%) N-Tier
13 21 (0.70%) Data Structures
13 21 (0.70%) Fintech
14 18 (0.60%) Wiki
15 16 (0.54%) Algorithms
15 16 (0.54%) Equities
16 15 (0.50%) Digital TV
16 15 (0.50%) MPEG
16 15 (0.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 598 (20.04%) Linux
2 290 (9.72%) Unix
3 127 (4.26%) Android
4 117 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 111 (3.72%) Windows
6 91 (3.05%) Mac OS X
7 43 (1.44%) CentOS
8 34 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (1.07%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.70%) Solaris
11 15 (0.50%) HPUX
12 14 (0.47%) Windows Server
13 12 (0.40%) CoreOS
14 9 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
18 3 (0.10%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.10%) Windows 8
19 2 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1710 (57.31%) Agile Software Development
2 897 (30.06%) TDD
3 776 (26.01%) Scrum
4 553 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
5 524 (17.56%) MVC
6 494 (16.55%) Microservices
7 482 (16.15%) BDD
8 388 (13.00%) DevOps
9 377 (12.63%) Open Source
10 347 (11.63%) SOA
11 310 (10.39%) Software Engineering
12 301 (10.09%) OO
13 265 (8.88%) Web Development
14 259 (8.68%) Configuration Management
15 251 (8.41%) Unit Testing
16 231 (7.74%) Front End Development
17 203 (6.80%) Responsive Web Design
18 202 (6.77%) E-Commerce
19 185 (6.20%) Automated Testing
20 171 (5.73%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1606 (53.82%) Java
2 1159 (38.84%) JavaScript
3 717 (24.03%) SQL
4 491 (16.45%) C#
5 390 (13.07%) Python
6 336 (11.26%) Scala
7 267 (8.95%) Ruby
8 126 (4.22%) PHP
9 92 (3.08%) Groovy
10 82 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 78 (2.61%) PL/SQL
12 68 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 65 (2.18%) T-SQL
14 61 (2.04%) C++
14 61 (2.04%) Go
15 59 (1.98%) Apple Swift
15 59 (1.98%) Objective-C
16 57 (1.91%) Apex Code
17 51 (1.71%) Perl
18 49 (1.64%) ES6
Qualifications
1 192 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 145 (4.86%) SC Cleared
3 142 (4.76%) Degree
4 41 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (0.67%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.27%) BC Cleared
6 8 (0.27%) Sun Certification
7 7 (0.23%) ISEB
7 7 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.20%) MBA
9 5 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.10%) CFA
10 3 (0.10%) HNC
11 2 (0.067%) CISA
11 2 (0.067%) CISSP
11 2 (0.067%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.067%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.067%) PhD
11 2 (0.067%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.067%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (4.62%) QA
2 23 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 21 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.30%) FATCA
6 6 (0.20%) PA-DSS
6 6 (0.20%) SDET
7 4 (0.13%) MiFID
8 3 (0.10%) PMO
9 2 (0.067%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.067%) SLA
10 1 (0.034%) COBIT
10 1 (0.034%) IFRS
10 1 (0.034%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.034%) WAI
10 1 (0.034%) WCAG
System Software
1 314 (10.52%) Docker
2 35 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.47%) HDFS
6 12 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (0.40%) vCloud
7 11 (0.37%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.30%) LXC
9 8 (0.27%) vSphere
10 7 (0.23%) Postfix
10 7 (0.23%) Squid
11 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.13%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.10%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
14 2 (0.067%) Varnish
14 2 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 132 (4.42%) Puppet
2 89 (2.98%) Ansible
3 81 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (2.25%) Kubernetes
5 34 (1.14%) Kibana
6 31 (1.04%) Terraform
7 24 (0.80%) logstash
8 17 (0.57%) Grafana
9 15 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
9 15 (0.50%) MOM
10 14 (0.47%) OpenAM
11 11 (0.37%) vRealize
12 10 (0.34%) Piwik
12 10 (0.34%) rkt
13 9 (0.30%) Mesos
14 8 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (0.27%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.23%) Rancher
15 7 (0.23%) Rsyslog
15 7 (0.23%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 328 (10.99%) Oracle
2 201 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 163 (5.46%) Google
4 122 (4.09%) IBM
5 106 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
6 89 (2.98%) SAP
7 58 (1.94%) Adobe
8 57 (1.91%) MuleSoft
9 53 (1.78%) VMware
10 49 (1.64%) Red Hat
11 46 (1.54%) Splunk
12 45 (1.51%) ServiceNow
13 39 (1.31%) Apple
14 37 (1.24%) Sitecore
15 34 (1.14%) Apigee
16 31 (1.04%) hybris
17 27 (0.90%) Informatica
17 27 (0.90%) webMethods
18 26 (0.87%) Pega
19 21 (0.70%) Zend
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £372 - £400 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £425 - £480 per day
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Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £651 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £700 per annum
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Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
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East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
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