Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Security Clearance
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 10 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 7773 10730 8376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.16% 9.75% 7.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.73% 45.50% 38.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4627 6625 4666
UK median daily rate £435 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £261 £255
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £398
% change year-on-year +6.41% -1.89% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 397 457
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +61.90%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £13.13
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.50 £52.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +4.17% +11.63% +53.57%

Security Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18627 23585 21911
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.56% 21.43% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11444 14745 12712
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 840 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.03 £50.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +12.50%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in the UK

Security Cleared
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 7243 £438 +5.42% 360
UK excluding London -2 5197 £415 +6.41% 281
London -5 2449 £475 - 103
South East -1 1931 £415 +0.61% 90
South West -3 1166 £413 +3.13% 58
North of England -4 873 £400 +10.34% 36
Midlands -5 548 £435 +8.75% 45
North West -6 449 £430 +1.18% 20
West Midlands -14 271 £444 +11.00% 35
East Midlands +5 265 £425 +8.21% 8
North East -1 262 £330 +6.45% 9
East of England -3 257 £400 +10.34% 26
Wales 0 230 £450 +12.50% 9
Scotland -22 208 £390 +11.43% 17
Yorkshire -10 163 £450 +2.86% 7
Northern Ireland -45 8 £395 +31.67%

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared 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 Security Cleared.

1 5607 (72.13%) SC Cleared
2 1744 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
3 1329 (17.10%) Windows
4 1193 (15.35%) Linux
5 1146 (14.74%) DV Cleared
6 1067 (13.73%) Microsoft
7 929 (11.95%) ITIL
8 847 (10.90%) Java
9 795 (10.23%) Project Management
9 795 (10.23%) Finance
10 779 (10.02%) DevOps
11 764 (9.83%) Migration
12 739 (9.51%) Oracle
13 731 (9.40%) SQL
14 620 (7.98%) Cisco
15 604 (7.77%) Active Directory
16 588 (7.56%) VMware
17 578 (7.44%) Firewall
18 552 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
19 535 (6.88%) SAP
20 516 (6.64%) Scrum
21 504 (6.48%) Puppet
22 481 (6.19%) Unix
23 473 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
24 467 (6.01%) Configuration Management
25 462 (5.94%) Telecoms
26 455 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
27 439 (5.65%) Git (software)
28 434 (5.58%) Service Management
29 433 (5.57%) Programme Management

Security Cleared
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
1 365 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 197 (2.53%) Confluence
3 166 (2.14%) Apache
4 160 (2.06%) MS Exchange
5 132 (1.70%) Tomcat
6 131 (1.69%) JBoss
6 131 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 129 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
8 112 (1.44%) IIS
9 91 (1.17%) Apache Spark
10 88 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 86 (1.11%) Skype for Business
12 83 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
13 81 (1.04%) nginx
14 75 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
15 68 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
16 67 (0.86%) WebSphere
17 64 (0.82%) OpenStack
18 60 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
19 43 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 428 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 245 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
3 244 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 94 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 73 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 32 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.10%) Simulink
9 7 (0.090%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.077%) SPSS
10 6 (0.077%) Stata
11 5 (0.064%) LaTeX
12 4 (0.051%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.051%) InVision
12 4 (0.051%) Siemens NX
12 4 (0.051%) Windchill
13 3 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.039%) OrCAD
14 2 (0.026%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 2 (0.026%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 68 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.80%) SAP ERP
3 58 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 49 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 35 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 32 (0.41%) Primavera
7 25 (0.32%) Teamcenter
8 23 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
8 23 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 18 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 18 (0.23%) SAP HR
10 17 (0.22%) SAP HCM
11 13 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 13 (0.17%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.17%) SAP FI
12 12 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
12 12 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
12 12 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
13 11 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
13 11 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 473 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 323 (4.16%) Office 365
3 231 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 110 (1.42%) PaaS
5 109 (1.40%) GitHub
6 104 (1.34%) IaaS
7 74 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
8 42 (0.54%) SaaS
9 39 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (0.28%) G Suite
12 21 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
14 18 (0.23%) OneDrive
14 18 (0.23%) Trello
15 15 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
16 14 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
17 13 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 578 (7.44%) Firewall
2 363 (4.67%) LAN
3 342 (4.40%) WAN
4 280 (3.60%) DNS
5 274 (3.53%) TCP/IP
6 182 (2.34%) SAN
7 180 (2.32%) VPN
8 169 (2.17%) HTTP
9 168 (2.16%) Wireless
10 141 (1.81%) DHCP
11 131 (1.69%) Network Security
12 129 (1.66%) Internet
13 111 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
14 104 (1.34%) SSL
15 100 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
16 92 (1.18%) BGP
17 88 (1.13%) LDAP
18 82 (1.05%) VoIP
19 81 (1.04%) IPsec
20 77 (0.99%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 341 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
3 229 (2.95%) Oracle Database
4 215 (2.77%) Hadoop
5 184 (2.37%) MongoDB
6 182 (2.34%) Big Data
7 181 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 121 (1.56%) MySQL
9 104 (1.34%) HBase
10 95 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
11 84 (1.08%) NoSQL
12 77 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 76 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 73 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 72 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
16 66 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
17 55 (0.71%) Apache Hive
18 52 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 51 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
20 50 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 439 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 341 (4.39%) Jenkins
3 310 (3.99%) JIRA
4 161 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 123 (1.58%) Cucumber
6 119 (1.53%) Selenium
7 113 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 100 (1.29%) Maven
9 76 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 69 (0.89%) GitLab
11 65 (0.84%) Bitbucket
12 56 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
13 53 (0.68%) Artifactory
14 50 (0.64%) JUnit
14 50 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
15 48 (0.62%) Subversion
16 44 (0.57%) Ant
17 42 (0.54%) Eclipse
17 42 (0.54%) MSI
18 41 (0.53%) IntelliJ
General
1 795 (10.23%) Finance
2 462 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 342 (4.40%) Manufacturing
4 280 (3.60%) Electronics
5 272 (3.50%) Marketing
6 153 (1.97%) Military
7 80 (1.03%) Law
8 77 (0.99%) Legal
9 56 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 40 (0.51%) Banking
11 33 (0.42%) Back Office
12 27 (0.35%) Billing
13 25 (0.32%) Avionics
14 22 (0.28%) Local Government
15 21 (0.27%) Publishing
16 14 (0.18%) Retail
17 11 (0.14%) Investment Banking
18 10 (0.13%) Digital Economy
19 6 (0.077%) Advertising
19 6 (0.077%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 898 (11.55%) Developer
2 817 (10.51%) Architect
3 716 (9.21%) Analyst
4 596 (7.67%) Consultant
5 457 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 295 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 290 (3.73%) Network Engineer
8 287 (3.69%) Java Developer
9 250 (3.22%) Business Analyst
10 225 (2.89%) Support Engineer
11 187 (2.41%) Administrator
11 187 (2.41%) Technical Architect
12 157 (2.02%) Software Engineer
13 153 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
14 135 (1.74%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 123 (1.58%) DBA
16 119 (1.53%) Systems Engineer
17 118 (1.52%) Linux Engineer
18 107 (1.38%) Desktop Support
19 106 (1.36%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (4.55%) Web Services
2 324 (4.17%) .NET
3 274 (3.53%) HTML
4 252 (3.24%) CSS
5 203 (2.61%) REST
6 172 (2.21%) Spring
7 164 (2.11%) XML
8 129 (1.66%) Node.js
9 124 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
10 114 (1.47%) RESTful
11 113 (1.45%) AngularJS
12 110 (1.42%) HTML5
12 110 (1.42%) J2EE
13 91 (1.17%) Apache Camel
14 84 (1.08%) .NET Framework
15 83 (1.07%) Middleware
16 82 (1.05%) Spring Boot
17 81 (1.04%) ASP.NET
18 78 (1.00%) Kafka
19 71 (0.91%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 552 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 335 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 289 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 148 (1.90%) User Experience
5 133 (1.71%) PKI
6 120 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 92 (1.18%) Clustering
8 69 (0.89%) Replication
9 68 (0.87%) Private Cloud
10 64 (0.82%) CESG
11 62 (0.80%) Public Cloud
12 54 (0.69%) NHS
13 50 (0.64%) Algorithms
14 49 (0.63%) Blackberry
14 49 (0.63%) PMI
15 47 (0.60%) Driving Licence
16 43 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
17 38 (0.49%) Data Structures
17 38 (0.49%) RIA
18 37 (0.48%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1329 (17.10%) Windows
2 1193 (15.35%) Linux
3 481 (6.19%) Unix
4 400 (5.15%) Windows Server
5 302 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 256 (3.29%) Windows 10
7 229 (2.95%) Solaris
8 215 (2.77%) Windows 7
9 211 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 198 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 184 (2.37%) CentOS
12 178 (2.29%) AIX
13 126 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 70 (0.90%) HPUX
15 69 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 54 (0.69%) Windows Vista
17 49 (0.63%) Windows XP
18 48 (0.62%) Apple iOS
19 45 (0.58%) SUSE
20 43 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1744 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
2 929 (11.95%) ITIL
3 795 (10.23%) Project Management
4 779 (10.02%) DevOps
5 764 (9.83%) Migration
6 516 (6.64%) Scrum
7 467 (6.01%) Configuration Management
8 455 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
9 434 (5.58%) Service Management
10 433 (5.57%) Programme Management
11 422 (5.43%) PRINCE2
12 393 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 380 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
14 352 (4.53%) Test Automation
15 325 (4.18%) Open Source
16 302 (3.89%) Software Engineering
17 292 (3.76%) Service Delivery
18 283 (3.64%) TDD
19 281 (3.62%) Change Management
20 258 (3.32%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 847 (10.90%) Java
2 731 (9.40%) SQL
3 430 (5.53%) Python
4 335 (4.31%) JavaScript
5 317 (4.08%) C
6 315 (4.05%) C#
7 262 (3.37%) PowerShell
8 255 (3.28%) Ruby
9 247 (3.18%) Bash Shell
10 175 (2.25%) C++
11 132 (1.70%) Perl
12 119 (1.53%) PL/SQL
13 109 (1.40%) Shell Script
14 76 (0.98%) Scala
15 67 (0.86%) VB
16 52 (0.67%) Go
16 52 (0.67%) T-SQL
17 49 (0.63%) ABAP
18 47 (0.60%) VBScript
19 42 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5607 (72.13%) SC Cleared
2 1146 (14.74%) DV Cleared
3 385 (4.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 370 (4.76%) Degree
5 345 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 224 (2.88%) CCNP
7 149 (1.92%) CCNA
8 147 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
9 137 (1.76%) CISSP
10 126 (1.62%) ISEB
11 113 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 94 (1.21%) ISTQB
13 90 (1.16%) CCIE
14 84 (1.08%) BC Cleared
15 80 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
16 73 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
17 71 (0.91%) PMI Certification
18 63 (0.81%) JNCIA
19 62 (0.80%) CCDP
20 61 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (2.39%) QA
2 168 (2.16%) PMO
3 154 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 140 (1.80%) SLA
5 101 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 73 (0.94%) Data Quality
7 70 (0.90%) JSP 440
8 35 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 31 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 26 (0.33%) PCI DSS
11 21 (0.27%) Def Stans
12 19 (0.24%) GPG13
13 17 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 17 (0.22%) RMADS
14 12 (0.15%) MIL-STD-1553
15 11 (0.14%) COBIT
16 10 (0.13%) GDPR
16 10 (0.13%) IEC 61508
17 9 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
17 9 (0.12%) DO-178B
System Software
1 604 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 360 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 345 (4.44%) Docker
4 114 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 97 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 88 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 86 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 59 (0.76%) XenApp
9 57 (0.73%) vSphere
10 45 (0.58%) HDFS
10 45 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 40 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
12 33 (0.42%) KVM
12 33 (0.42%) Samba
13 30 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 27 (0.35%) vCloud
15 26 (0.33%) Apache Flume
16 25 (0.32%) Firmware
16 25 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 25 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 504 (6.48%) Puppet
2 379 (4.88%) Ansible
3 201 (2.59%) SCCM
4 197 (2.53%) Kubernetes
5 194 (2.50%) Terraform
6 166 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
7 87 (1.12%) logstash
8 76 (0.98%) Kibana
9 67 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 59 (0.76%) SCOM
11 53 (0.68%) ZABBIX
12 51 (0.66%) FortiGate
13 46 (0.59%) Netcool
14 45 (0.58%) NetBackup
15 44 (0.57%) Salt
16 42 (0.54%) HAProxy
16 42 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
17 34 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
18 32 (0.41%) WSUS
19 31 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1067 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 739 (9.51%) Oracle
3 620 (7.98%) Cisco
4 588 (7.56%) VMware
5 535 (6.88%) SAP
6 360 (4.63%) HP
7 358 (4.61%) Red Hat
8 212 (2.73%) Citrix
9 198 (2.55%) Juniper
10 178 (2.29%) IBM
11 173 (2.23%) F5
12 151 (1.94%) CheckPoint
13 100 (1.29%) McAfee
14 97 (1.25%) Veritas
15 95 (1.22%) EMC
16 93 (1.20%) Sun
17 81 (1.04%) Remedy
18 76 (0.98%) Motorola
19 75 (0.96%) Fortinet
20 73 (0.94%) Google
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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LA International
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Warrington, Cheshire
EXCELerate
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
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Reed Technology
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
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Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £275 - £307 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £140 - £170 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
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Romsey, Hampshire
LA International
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London
People Source Consulting
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London
Talent International
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
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London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
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London
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Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
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Feltham, Middlesex
Digital Skills
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Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ISL
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Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £140 - £170 per annum
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Feltham, Middlesex
KEYRESOURCE
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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Cumbria
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