Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 25 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 92 74
Rank change year-on-year -13 -18 -8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2180 2756 3120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.29% 2.51% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 3.00% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1478 1731 1994
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £256
90th Percentile £584 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 30
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% -3.91%
10th Percentile £18.20 £19.08 £14.85
90th Percentile £40.00 £39.60 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +0.28%

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80161 91745 91678
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.24% 83.47% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52582 60518 58035
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £277 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2050 2197 2596
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +2.27%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
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 User Acceptance Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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 -14 1942 £425 +3.66% 206
UK excluding London -11 1190 £400 +6.67% 138
London -29 924 £450 +2.27% 87
South East -23 301 £400 +14.29% 27
Midlands -13 233 £413 +10.00% 25
North of England -4 193 £388 -3.13% 39
South West +25 168 £425 +21.43% 18
Scotland +20 168 £363 +1.75% 13
West Midlands +3 140 £350 -5.08% 17
North West -16 101 £375 -6.25% 24
East of England -43 96 £415 -2.35% 10
East Midlands -21 88 £485 +21.25% 8
Yorkshire -11 72 £400 - 13
Wales -4 23 £350 +16.67% 2
North East +47 20 £323 -25.86% 2
Northern Ireland -39 9 £435 +64.15% 2

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 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 User Acceptance Testing.

1 685 (31.42%) Finance
2 545 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 385 (17.66%) Test Scripting
4 381 (17.48%) Banking
5 361 (16.56%) SQL
6 289 (13.26%) Migration
7 278 (12.75%) System Integration Testing
8 262 (12.02%) Oracle
9 261 (11.97%) Test Strategy
10 257 (11.79%) Test Automation
11 245 (11.24%) Business Analysis
12 244 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 235 (10.78%) QA
14 233 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
15 232 (10.64%) JIRA
16 218 (10.00%) Microsoft
17 215 (9.86%) Integration Testing
18 208 (9.54%) ISEB
18 208 (9.54%) SAP
19 206 (9.45%) Project Management
20 202 (9.27%) Scenario Testing
21 197 (9.04%) Regression Testing
22 192 (8.81%) Retail
23 174 (7.98%) SDLC
23 174 (7.98%) Defect Management
24 159 (7.29%) Scrum
24 159 (7.29%) Java
25 156 (7.16%) Change Management
26 155 (7.11%) Security Cleared
27 153 (7.02%) ISTQB

User Acceptance Testing
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 66 (3.03%) Confluence
2 38 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 21 (0.96%) CMS
3 21 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 16 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 13 (0.60%) Apache
6 10 (0.46%) JBoss
7 9 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 9 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.37%) IIS
8 8 (0.37%) LiveCycle
8 8 (0.37%) SAS
9 7 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.18%) Mule
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 114 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 99 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
3 86 (3.94%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.092%) ImageReady
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.046%) HipChat
9 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 57 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
2 55 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 44 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (1.47%) Unit4 Business World
5 27 (1.24%) SAP CO
5 27 (1.24%) SAP FI
5 27 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
6 25 (1.15%) SAP ERP
7 22 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
8 20 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
9 14 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
11 10 (0.46%) SAP HR
12 9 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
12 9 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
12 9 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
12 9 (0.41%) Temenos T24
13 8 (0.37%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.06%) SaaS
4 18 (0.83%) Office 365
5 11 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
6 9 (0.41%) PaaS
7 8 (0.37%) GitHub
7 8 (0.37%) OpenDNS
8 7 (0.32%) IaaS
9 4 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.14%) G Suite
10 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.14%) Heroku
10 3 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.092%) Force.com
11 2 (0.092%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.74%) Firewall
2 29 (1.33%) Internet
3 15 (0.69%) DNS
4 12 (0.55%) Intranet
5 11 (0.50%) SMS
6 10 (0.46%) LAN
7 7 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (0.32%) HTTP
7 7 (0.32%) SAN
7 7 (0.32%) Skype
7 7 (0.32%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.28%) FTP
8 6 (0.28%) SSL
8 6 (0.28%) VPN
8 6 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.23%) Broadband
9 5 (0.23%) LDAP
10 4 (0.18%) DSL
10 4 (0.18%) MPLS
10 4 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 35 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 28 (1.28%) Big Data
7 26 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 19 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
10 19 (0.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 18 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (0.78%) DB2
12 17 (0.78%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.64%) MySQL
13 14 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.46%) OLAP
16 9 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 232 (10.64%) JIRA
2 69 (3.17%) Selenium
3 58 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 43 (1.97%) Jenkins
6 39 (1.79%) Cucumber
7 36 (1.65%) Subversion
8 31 (1.42%) HP UFT
8 31 (1.42%) Visual Studio
9 30 (1.38%) JIRA Agile
10 23 (1.06%) WebDriver
11 20 (0.92%) JUnit
12 18 (0.83%) MSI
12 18 (0.83%) SpecFlow
12 18 (0.83%) TestRail
13 17 (0.78%) TeamCity
14 15 (0.69%) SoapUI
15 13 (0.60%) Grunt
15 13 (0.60%) gulp
16 12 (0.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 685 (31.42%) Finance
2 381 (17.48%) Banking
3 192 (8.81%) Retail
4 96 (4.40%) Investment Banking
5 86 (3.94%) Retail Banking
6 85 (3.90%) Front Office
7 55 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 52 (2.39%) Marketing
9 51 (2.34%) Back Office
10 43 (1.97%) Legal
11 34 (1.56%) Telecoms
12 31 (1.42%) Billing
13 24 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 24 (1.10%) General Ledger
14 23 (1.06%) Advertising
15 22 (1.01%) Publishing
16 21 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.83%) Automotive
17 18 (0.83%) Spanish Language
18 17 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 867 (39.77%) Analyst
2 411 (18.85%) Business Analyst
3 294 (13.49%) Test Analyst
4 247 (11.33%) Test Manager
5 201 (9.22%) Consultant
6 178 (8.17%) Developer
7 118 (5.41%) Tester
8 103 (4.72%) Test Leader
9 77 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
10 68 (3.12%) UAT Analyst
11 67 (3.07%) Project Manager
12 62 (2.84%) Banking Analyst
13 57 (2.61%) Business Systems Analyst
14 53 (2.43%) Systems Analyst
15 50 (2.29%) Architect
15 50 (2.29%) Java Developer
16 48 (2.20%) UAT Test Analyst
17 45 (2.06%) IT Analyst
17 45 (2.06%) SAP Consultant
18 43 (1.97%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (4.17%) .NET
2 77 (3.53%) XML
3 59 (2.71%) HTML
4 52 (2.39%) CSS
5 47 (2.16%) Web Services
6 35 (1.61%) Spring
7 32 (1.47%) Middleware
8 26 (1.19%) ASP.NET
9 24 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 24 (1.10%) SOAP
10 21 (0.96%) HTML5
10 21 (0.96%) J2EE
11 20 (0.92%) XSLT
12 19 (0.87%) AngularJS
13 18 (0.83%) Hibernate
14 15 (0.69%) jQuery
14 15 (0.69%) REST
15 14 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
15 14 (0.64%) RESTful
15 14 (0.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 233 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 59 (2.71%) Virtual Team
4 58 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 50 (2.29%) User Experience
6 48 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (2.11%) Derivative
7 46 (2.11%) Equities
8 43 (1.97%) Fixed Income
9 37 (1.70%) Computer Science
10 29 (1.33%) Credit Risk
11 28 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 27 (1.24%) Smart Meter
13 21 (0.96%) CMDB
13 21 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.78%) Data Centre
15 16 (0.73%) Reference Data
16 15 (0.69%) Hedge funds
17 13 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
17 13 (0.60%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 139 (6.38%) Windows
2 85 (3.90%) Unix
3 81 (3.72%) Linux
4 32 (1.47%) Windows 10
5 19 (0.87%) Solaris
6 18 (0.83%) Windows Vista
7 17 (0.78%) Android
7 17 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.32%) AIX
11 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.14%) CentOS
14 2 (0.092%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.092%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.092%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.092%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (17.66%) Test Scripting
3 289 (13.26%) Migration
4 278 (12.75%) System Integration Testing
5 261 (11.97%) Test Strategy
6 257 (11.79%) Test Automation
7 245 (11.24%) Business Analysis
8 244 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 215 (9.86%) Integration Testing
10 206 (9.45%) Project Management
11 202 (9.27%) Scenario Testing
12 197 (9.04%) Regression Testing
13 174 (7.98%) Defect Management
13 174 (7.98%) SDLC
14 159 (7.29%) Scrum
15 156 (7.16%) Change Management
16 151 (6.93%) Functional Testing
17 147 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
18 142 (6.51%) ITIL
18 142 (6.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 361 (16.56%) SQL
2 159 (7.29%) Java
3 76 (3.49%) C#
4 66 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 41 (1.88%) Python
6 40 (1.83%) T-SQL
7 31 (1.42%) Perl
8 29 (1.33%) C++
9 21 (0.96%) PL/SQL
9 21 (0.96%) VBA
10 20 (0.92%) VB
11 17 (0.78%) Scala
11 17 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.73%) VB.NET
13 15 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.64%) PowerShell
15 13 (0.60%) C
15 13 (0.60%) PHP
15 13 (0.60%) VBScript
16 9 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 208 (9.54%) ISEB
2 155 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 153 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 130 (5.96%) Degree
5 114 (5.23%) SC Cleared
6 60 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.69%) PMP
10 11 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.32%) ACCA
13 7 (0.32%) CIMA
13 7 (0.32%) CISSP
14 5 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (10.78%) QA
2 46 (2.11%) MiFID
3 35 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.92%) PMO
5 18 (0.83%) EMIR
5 18 (0.83%) SLA
6 15 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
7 12 (0.55%) GxP
7 12 (0.55%) IFRS
8 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 8 (0.37%) GDPR
10 8 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.37%) WAI
11 7 (0.32%) FATCA
11 7 (0.32%) IFRS 9
11 7 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.23%) GAAP
System Software
1 21 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.50%) Docker
3 9 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.18%) NFS
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.092%) HDFS
7 2 (0.092%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.092%) XenApp
8 1 (0.046%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.046%) IAG
8 1 (0.046%) RACF
8 1 (0.046%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.046%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.046%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.046%) Xen
8 1 (0.046%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.28%) SCCM
3 11 (0.50%) Netcool
4 10 (0.46%) Ansible
4 10 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.46%) Puppet
5 8 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.32%) Control-M
6 7 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.23%) RSA Archer
7 5 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.18%) SCOM
8 4 (0.18%) WMI
9 3 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 262 (12.02%) Oracle
2 218 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 208 (9.54%) SAP
4 81 (3.72%) HP
5 46 (2.11%) ServiceNow
6 38 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 31 (1.42%) Sybase
8 30 (1.38%) IBM
9 28 (1.28%) Workday
10 24 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
11 22 (1.01%) Adobe
12 20 (0.92%) Bloomberg
12 20 (0.92%) Cisco
12 20 (0.92%) Symantec
13 18 (0.83%) Ariba
14 17 (0.78%) Citrix
15 15 (0.69%) hybris
15 15 (0.69%) Informatica
16 14 (0.64%) BMC
16 14 (0.64%) Solace
East London
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Posted: 18 minutes ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £200 per day 3 months
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
IntaPeople
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mane Contract Services Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Martin & Conley
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Acensys
Rate: From £225 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Accenture
Rate: From £31,424 to £49,850 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
AMS contingency
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Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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City, London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
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Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
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Manchester, Lancashire
Manchester Metropolitan University
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
The Collinson Group
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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