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Marketing Executive Online Retail Platform

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England, United Kingdom

Job Description Marketing Executive Our Client runs a retail technology platform connecting online retailers with their customers across the world. They are now looking to expand their expand marketing team and are looking to recruit a Marketing Executive with about 12 months experience in a similar role but ready move up into an exciting organisation. You will work to ensure that the platform is actively and positively communicated to potential/ existing clients /partners and that the messaging is clear/appropriate to both the audience and the medium. Help generate quality leads from retailers of all sizes, from large international retailers who will engage with our dedicated sales team; to smaller merchants who will self sign up on our website. Will have influence website content, and take the lead in email marketing, blogs, social media, webinars plus physical events and workshop content, as well as communicating customer success stories and PR. You will have the opportunity to shape the outward content communication of the business. Key Skills: Exceptional written English, very creative, organised, understanding of technology as well as technical, time and project management. Must have: Interest in technology and marketing solutions A minimum of 1 year experience, ideally in B2B marketing Excellent written and spoken English Be able to quickly understand complex technology solutions and communicate their benefits Ability to engage with personnel at all levels of an organisation Ability to work on your own initiative with light management Time and project management skills Excellent editing and proofreading skills and high attention to detail Excellent organisational skills Negotiation and influencing skills Creative thinker Understanding and experience (technically) of social media (Linkedin, Twitter etc) Experience of email communications. Understanding of how to build and exploit a marketing contacts database Strong skills in Powerpoint, excel, word. Basic skills in adobe photoshop and HTML (basic design ability) Good at managing design resources to achieve the desired outcome, within budget and desired timeframes (both on and off line). Proven track record of monitoring marketing success and ROI. Nice to have: Membership bodies / Professional Institutes Use/Understanding of marketing automation tools Understanding of CRM solutions and how to maximise output Understanding of marketing automation tools Magazine management Website management Understanding of SEO & PPC management/optimisation Experience in organizing and managing trade shows Languages are an advantage Experience managing Email clients Advanced HTML Experience executing a marcomms strategy, ideally in the B2B channel The position is based at the Clients offices in Victoria London. Salary will be circa £18K - £22K. Please send your CV to us in Word format.


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IT Technical Network Systems Engineer

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Job Description IT Technical Network Systems Engineer Our Client is an international company with offices in several countries around the World. They are looking to recruit a talented IT professional with 5 to 7 years solid hands-on expertise as a Technical Network Systems Engineer. The primary role of the IT Technical Systems Engineer is to ensure a smooth , end user support for all users in our Los Angeles office, with specific focus on our user base In the United States. This role requires good customer and client facing skills, with primary efforts on ensuring communication, managing IT software or hardware changes, printers (local and MFD), documentation, and system administration are seamlessly supported and deployed, whether locally or remotely, via phone and/or email. Ability to communicate effectively in English is essential for this role. This role is key towards promoting and representing IT practices, and requires an in-depth knowledge of Apple MAC (IOS), and its supporting desktop applications. Equally essential is a solid understanding and technical awareness of user collaboration tools for conference support, desktop and mobile telephony, asset management tools, File sharing protocols, user permission and folder administration. The following is a list of some of the day-to-day activities for this role: Daily interaction with users at all levels. Support employees and their (Mac) OS X clients, incl. web-based systems, Microsoft, Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), Apple iWork, CAD (SketchUp, Vectorworks, AutoCAD), and Google Suite Applications. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of our backup Infrastructure, including daily backups for applications, laptops, servers and other designated backup hardware. Responsible for new starter training and inductions (when required), Maintain IT all aspects of IT security systems, including fire alarm. Maintenance and upkeep of Cisco Meraki systems. Collaborate with IT colleagues to manage global application deployments, or updates to desktop or user applications, either via automation or manually. Manage daily user related issues and/or risks and escalate as appropriate. Ensure adequate stock levels of critical components are checked weekly, and stock related documents updated, and ordered. Provide timely report to IT management and key stakeholders on progress of dedicated tasks, or on-going activities, by updating weekly focus report. The Client would like you to bring the following skillsets to the company: Apple MAC Certification an advantage. Microsoft Office 2008+ support essential. MAC OSX Server Administration essential. Adobe application support (Photoshop, Indesign etc), an advantage Exposure to JAMF Mobile Device Management (MDM) an advantage. Google suite support essential (Gmail, G-Storage, G-Docs) Microsoft O365 support an advantage (Exchange, OWA) Exposure to backup applications an advantage. Prior experience in supporting 100+ employees an advantage. Good documentation and analytical skills, with a passion for user satisfaction. Mobile Device support (Iphones, Ipads and Macbook's) essential Good interpersonal skills, with an ability to develop, and enhance relationships with clients and peers. Open Directory / Active Directory exposure essential There may be occasional travel to other sites in Europe may be required occasionally. The Client is based in Central Los Angeles. The salary for this position is up to $65K per year plus benefits. Please send you CV to us in Word format along with your salary and availability.


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Senior Java Software Application Development Engineer

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New York, United States of America

Job Description Senior Java Software Application Development Engineer A Senior Application Engineer with strong expertise in the development and maintenance of enterprise level, Java JEE based systems. The candidate will be part of a team responsible for developing and maintaining the KYCView application used by our Compliance business. Duties will include designing and developing new application features / code within the existing application framework, and researching, identifying, and devising solutions for software defects within the application. KYCView is written in Java, and involves the integration of JEE, web services, Oracle, IBM BPM and ODM, and MQ. Demonstrated expertise in analyzing and understanding existing application architectures, and developing solutions within a pre-existing framework, is a must. The Client is looking for a seasoned Java professional with 7 to 12 years plus expertise in working Java. Responsibilities Design and development of enhancements within KYCView application framework Research and resolve defects during all phases of the software development cycle Support and execute functional and performance testing Assists in troubleshooting production environment and tuning the environments Provides guidance on infrastructure and environment setup Ensures technical best practices are followed during all phases of the project Provides guidance on intended solution and best practices during development, configuration and testing phases Performs code reviews and ensures standards are applied to each solution component Qualifications Required: Strong, disciplined analytical and problem-solving skills. Must have at least 10 + years of experience in design, implementation, and audit / review of systems applications, and code Extensive Java, JEE n-tier application experience Experience in design, implementation, and audit / review of enterprise wide, large scale implementations. Knowledge and experience with, WAS, AngularJS 1.x and AngularJS5.0, JavaScript, Java, JPA (Open JPA), Spring Hibernate, CSS, AJAX, JSON, Bootstrap, NodeJS, XML, Servlet and JSP. Experience with SOAP and REST based WebService development. Designed Application in Object Oriented Programming Methodology [OOP] using Component Methodology (Top Down), Catalysis Methodology (Bottom Up). Experience in Spring IOC and J2EE CDI and should have developed application using \"Enterprise Architecture Models\". Good experience in recognizing and reusing Design Patterns -GOF, J2EE design patterns, Architectural patterns, SOA Design Patterns, Enterprise Integration Patterns. Experience with WebSphere Application server is required. Good knowledge on logical and physical Data Modeling using normalizing Techniques. Good knowledge of automated CI build and deployment infrastructure and processes for multiple projects using tools like Jenkins ,CARA,GIT and Stash. BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related work experience required. Strong Hands on experience in business object modeling using Hibernate/JPA. You must have eligibility to work in the United States. This is a 12 month contract assignment. The Client and the role is based in downtown New York, USA. Please send your CV to us in Word format along with your daily rate in USD and your availability.


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IT Operations Manager

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New York, United States of America

Job Description IT Operations Manager - New York Our Client - a Global organisation is looking to recruit an IT Operations Manager to manage the US IT Operations based in New York. The primary role of the IT Operations Manager is to be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the US IT support teams and services, primarily in NY and LA. This role requires a solid communicator, with an outstanding customer service and people skills, across a diverse range of IT functions. This role is instrumental in the delivery of new innovative technologies, within the bounds of existing workstreams, as well as identifying opportunities to develop, pursue and maximise our IT functionalities. This includes all operational aspects of the delivery of user service support, application support, Infrastructure management for our US regions, with key emphasis on managing IT projects and stakeholders, including assuming ownership on behalf of IT engagements within various business functions. This role is key towards promoting and representing IT practices, and requires an in-depth knowledge of Apple MAC (IOS), and its supporting desktop applications. Equally essential is a solid understanding and technical awareness of user collaboration tools, desktop and mobile telephony, asset management tools, File sharing protocols, user permission, and a solid understanding of Microsoft Technologies namely Azure and O365. Key Responsibilities/Tasks: \" Responsible for oversight, maintenance and upkeep of all key IT Infrastructure components based in our NY and LA offices. \" Responsible for networking & connectivity, desktops, mobile devices, server hardware, video conference facilities, vendor and supplier management, including consolidation efforts towards cost reduction on all IT services / operations. \" Responsible for monitoring and control of IT Services including underlying Infrastructure, to ensure operational optimisation. \" Maintain oversight of US IT assets, with specific focus on cost/budget management. \" Introduce OLA's to improve US IT service levels and expectations. \" Support employees and their (Mac) OS X clients, incl. web-based systems \" Support for Microsoft O365 suite, Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), CAD (SketchUp, Vectorworks). \" Maintain all aspects of IT security systems, including system efficiency optimization. \" Collaborate with IT colleagues to manage global application deployments, or updates to desktop or user applications. \" Manage daily user related issues and/or risks and escalate as appropriate. \" Provide timely report to Global Head of IT, and key stakeholders on progress of dedicated tasks, or on-going activities. Skills/Competencies Required: \" Excellent leadership qualities, ability to engage with credibility, influence and effectively collaborate with business and technical staff. \" Ability to define and elaborate on improvements and vision for the US regions \" Assume ownership and maintain accountability for all IT related reports \" Previous experience of managing multi region IT teams \" Good level of knowledge for Enterprise technologies and processes \" Apple MAC Certification an advantage. \" Cisco Networking technologies \" Virtualisation Technologies \" Disaster Recovery Processes \" Business Continuity Planning \" Microsoft Office365 support essential. \" MAC OSX Server Administration essential. \" Adobe application support (Photoshop, Indesign etc), an advantage \" Exposure to JAMF Mobile Device Management (MDM) an advantage. \" Microsoft O365 support an advantage (Exchange, OWA) \" Ability to report on and maintain robust backup practices. \" Good documentation and analytical skills, with a passion for user satisfaction. \" Mobile Device support (Iphones, Ipads and Macbook's) essential Note local travel will be required between various sites in the US. Occasional travel to other sites outside US may be required. Salary for this role will be in the range $80K - $120K pa. Please do send your CV to us in Word format along with your salary and availability.


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IT Project Manager

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New York, United States of America

Job Description Our Client is Global Leader in the pharmaceutical World. They are looking to recruit an IT Project Manager with at least 10 years proven expertise as a Project Manager. The Project Manager is responsible for a set of projects (investments including the systems and organization change management within the business community). The Client has many projects underway. This role is for the management of projects with significant IT infrastructure and systems work content. Responsibilities: Work with Systems Analysts and Business Process Champions to clarify project objectives and constraints. Estimate resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner Work closely with project sponsor, Business Process Champions, and cross-functional teams to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and detailed schedule for proposed projects. Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved. Work with other managers to identify and manage risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the organization. Take responsibility for setting the agenda, driving issues forward and quickly identify the root cause of any problem. Perform team-based project planning, implementation, and reporting using informal/formal program/project and risk management tools and techniques to mitigate cost, schedule, and technical impacts to the organization. Lead the review/assessment of proposed projects and investments to establish executable and achievable plans within the proposed schedule, budget, and customer proposal requirements. Actively manage a critical path which allows for a line of sight into risk/issues before they have project/program impact During project execution, confirm internal team consensus that the organization is positioned for success; resolve conflicts among the team. Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about project status, risks, mitigations, dependencies, adjustments, and progress. Manage work with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, or a related field At least 8 years of IT project management and related experience Excellent knowledge of information technology aspects, specifically with IT infrastructure environments and business systems implementations Strong track of managing IT projects in a global environment that involve mergers & acquisitions, ERP systems, networking, voice, compliance, IT security, software development, and working with vendors Proven ability to work with IT teams, business stakeholders, and external vendors Proven ability to solve problems creatively Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices Experience managing projects through standard project lifecycle methodologies (waterfall and hybrid) Excellent analytical skills Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline Excellent planning and organization ability with time management skills Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities with management and leadership qualities Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behaviors: Excellent English oral and written communication skills. Motivated and curious, willing to ask questions, research issues and take on challenging projects/assignments; creative, brings innovative ideas to the table, exhibits self-confidence. Has strong achievement motivation and tenacity. Possesses ability to organize and follow-through on multiple tasks. Recognizes and attends to vital details with accuracy and efficiency. Effectively prioritizes work of staff members. Works to complete goals, tasks, and plans. Anticipates potential problems and analyzes alternative solutions. Develops/maintains effective working relationships by listening attentively to others. Communicates ideas clearly (written & verbal) while relating to people in an open/ sincere manner and participating effectively in meetings. This individual will also assist in finding solutions as well as identifying problems; communicates appropriately with team members and project stakeholders. Able to manage other individuals and maintain calm and reliable demeanor in the face of challenges. The project manager will adapt readily to change, work effectively in stressful situations, need limited guidance and direction and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Diagnoses problems efficiently, gathers sufficient input before making decisions or plans, makes timely decisions, quickly determines sources of problems, identifies information needed to solve problems and analyzes and communicates issues with effective alternative solutions to team. Sensitive & responsive to internal customer needs, maintains a positive attitude, willing to listen to customer problems and seeks solutions and stays in tune with changing needs of customers. The Client is based in Trumbull CT USA The salary for this role will be circa $100K - $120K. Please send your CV to us in Word format along with your salary and availability.


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Accounts Payable Officer- Bank

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London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description Accounts Payable Officer - Bank Our Client is an established European bank with offices in Central London. They are looking to recruit an Accounts Payable Officer with at least 3 to 5 years experience of working within Finance department and ideally within a banking environment. To ensure the timely and accurate processing of invoices, payments and employee expenses. • To identify any breaks in the daily process and make recommendations to line manager. • To monitor actual costs against target and highlight and variances in a timely manner. Responsibilities • Production and Analysis of monthly actual vs budget cost management • Management of Cost trend Analysis and highlighting items with a material impact to management. • Assist with the annual cost Budget • Regularly update department SOP's • Deal with internal and external cost/supplier queries • Prepare monthly KPI report • Manage the accounts payable systems V1, Ebis, Open Accounts, provide assistance to other users • Arrange employee Barclaycards and processing of corporate card expenses • Reconcile all AP accounts with the GLO • Monitor Head Office recharges • Arrange monthly accrual and prepayment schedule • Processing journals • Ensure the AP inboxes are being monitored on a timely basis • Checking and clearing the nostro accounts • Process travel advance expenses • Supplier Statement Reconciliation • Accurately execute all controls within own area to minimise risk of policy, procedure, and/or regulatory breaches. • Identify new risks/control gaps within own area and escalate accordingly to your Line Manager and/or Head of Department. • Accurately execute all controls within own area to minimise risk of policy, procedure, and/or regulatory breaches. • Identify new risks/control gaps within own area and escalate accordingly to your Line Manager and/or Head of Department. Risk & Regulatory Duties • Maintain knowledge of all applicable regulatory requirements including the Bank's Risk and Compliance policies and procedures and adhere to these to avoid exposing the Bank to undue risk. • Report policy/procedure breaches and areas of potential non-compliance and suspicions promptly upon identification in accordance with the Bank's Risk and Compliance policies. You will Act in accordance with the FCA/PRA Code of Conduct. The salary for this position is £40K - £50K + Benefits. Location is Mayfair Central London. Please do send your CV to us in Word format along with your salary and notice period.


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Technical Digital Marketing Executive

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Camberley, England, United Kingdom

Job Description Technical Digital Marketing Executive Camberley Surrey We are recruiting for a global company who are looking to recruit a Technical Digital Marketing Executive. The Clients websites receive millions of visitors each year and are key revenue drivers for our business. The purpose of this role is to help us understand our key audiences and their digital footprint across all our global markets. This view of key audiences will be the foundation for the Client's cross-channel content marketing plans. The following is a summary of the role: • The implementation of a single global Google Analytics property and Google AdWords account for all live company websites. • Working with the Performance Team to define and implement our approach to tagging audience groups based on our most common website journeys. • This approach will include understanding how existing customers use the extranet and public website estate. • Roll-out of a comprehensive approach to event and conversion tracking for core customer audiences across websites and extranet platform using GTM. • Working with local marketing teams to implement call tracking technologies such as ResponseTap and Google Call Tracking. • In conjunction with the wider Digital Performance Team, develop a view of the digital footprint of our most profitable customers sectors. In the first instance, this will be based on Google Analytics and AdWords data. • Implementation of Paid Search scripts within our Global MCC to drive optimisation and efficiencies. This is to include the development of custom KPIs, dashboards and reports through the implementation of scripts. • Maintenance of country-specific PPC optimisation scripts to enable continuous status reporting through automation. • Provide customer insights to assist in the development of content marketing plans to target and convert the most profitable customers. • Assist in the management of PPC and SEO campaigns to help drive acquisition. • Ad hoc PPC and SEO tasks, collaborating with Google and local marketing teams to drive acquisition across all channels. • Use available data sources and generate insights which will help allocate Digital budgets to achieve maximum return. Key Skills Required: • Understanding of the implementation of cookies, event and conversion tracking within Google Analytics and the use of GTM. • Experience with reporting and delivering on actionable insights for both PPC and SEO activities using platforms like Google Analytics, Google Search Console and other 3rd party applications. • Demonstrable experience at devising and implementing scripts to automate manual processes for large datasets. • Hand's on PPC and SEO experience in monitoring and targeting core customer audiences to increase acquisition. • Highly numerate and analytical, able to work with large amounts of data to extract clear customer focused insights. • Excellent communication skills with experience of communicating insight from the digital world to non-specialist audiences • Project management skills and a track record of delivering projects on time and budget Qualifications and Experience Essential Undergraduate degree - preferably with a computing, technical or analytical background. Highly numerate with a demonstrated analytical capability. Comfortable using Google Tag Manager for tagging and conversion tracking. Fluency in digital analytics tools like Google Analytics, Google Adwords and AdWords Editor. Knowledge of MCC Adwords scripts that include reports and bid management automation. Advanced Excel skills and the ability to process large amounts of data. Experience of delivering and presenting complex information to multiple stakeholders in a clear and coherent manner. Competent user of PowerPoint to produce clear and concise presentations. Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Desirable § Some experience in building digital footprints by customer audience would be highly desirable. § Google Analytics Individual Qualified (Valid GAIQ) § Google Adwords certified § Advanced GTM tagging and tracking knowledge (desirable) § Advanced Microsoft Excel experience. § Proven experience of advanced statistical analysis such as regression. § Foreign language skills are desirable Salary will dependent on skills but probably in the range of £30K - £40K plus benefits. Please send your CV to us in Word format for this exciting new role.


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New Business Sales Manager/Director- Holborn London

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England, United Kingdom

Job Description New Business Sales Manager/Director - Holborn London You are a Digital Native driven and excited by innovation. This is an ambitious career opportunity with a global leader in Product Engineering and Digital Transformation. Must have an outstanding reputation in sales and bringing and new sales in particularly in the IT and digital space. YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: As a Business Development Manager you will drive sales to new clients that require our software product engineering services in a \"Connected\" and iterative approach, addressing their strategic business objectives that enable them to compete in the digital economy. Help develop and execute go-to-market strategies and lead generation campaigns with sales colleagues and operational teams. Manage and execute the overall sales cycle from prospecting including networking and cold calling to close, including contract negotiation. Detail business requirements, build proposals, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure clear and realistic deliverables. Build, sustain and cultivate relationships with new clients to constantly add value in alignment with their business objectives. Collaborate with management, delivery and solutions teams to support the structuring, negotiating and closing of new strategic partnerships. DESIRED EXPERIENCE & CHARACTERISTICS: 8 to 15 years overall business experience, ideally in selling design and digital product engineering services Entrepreneurial, innovative mentality and an ability to think creatively about business challenges and opportunities and to define strategic win-win solutions which may not be fully defined by our clients Strategic thinker capable of driving a partnership from concept to execution. Passionate about transformation in the digital economy and strong sense of technology innovation & collaboration, knowledge of Agile Transformation is a plus Results-oriented with a sense of urgency and passion for success. Strong planning, project and organizational skills Outstanding communication, time management, presentation and organisational skills. The Client would ideally like to see some experience of working with and/or sales experience of Salesforce systems or ServiceNow Software. The Client has offices in 35 countries around the World. EDUCATION: Minimum BA/BSc The salary for this role will be circa £90K - £110K + Up to £110K Bonus + Uncapped Commission. The role is based in Holborn London. Please send your CV to us in Word format for this exciting new role - explaining why you have the desired skills and drive to succeed in this position along with your salary and availability.

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Free-Work was first created by the merge of two leading French job boards, and, forming a simple, secure, and constantly evolving platform offering exclusive, personalised services.

Well-established and trusted by the tech community in France, Free-Work attracts over half a million visits per month. It is a user-friendly, community-oriented, and data-driven platform dedicated to supporting IT specialists with their professional journeys.

Free-Work provides a wide range of innovative tools and resources, from tips and advice to jobs and discounts.

The platform also caters to IT recruiters, offering an extremely frequently updated candidate database with over 9,000 new CVs a month, enabling them to connect with top tech talent.

Free-Work is an IT and Tech community where professionals come to share their expertise, experience, and advice, as well as a wealth of information about IT freelancing and the tech job market.

The platform was designed and built by tech talent for all tech talent.

In 2022, Free-Work expanded globally by acquiring the two dominant UK IT recruitment platforms, Contractor UK and Technojobs .

The UK IT Job Market

The UK IT market has some unique characteristics compared to other job sectors. It is constantly evolving alongside the rapid development of new technologies and programming languages.

The market is also significantly impacted by changes in work patterns and broader societal shifts, such as the emergence of previously unknown roles like "psydesigner" or "ethicist" linked to the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

A Growing Sector

According to the Opteamis barometer on IT market trends, this industry is experiencing consistent growth at a rate well above the national average.

It is also one of the few sectors where demand often exceeds supply. Some professions face a real talent shortage, particularly in areas like:

  • AI
  • Data science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Platforms and tools like JIRA and GIT, which are regularly in the top 5 most demanded technologies

When it comes to sought-after skills, software design and development remain the most in-demand, significantly outpacing cloud computing and infrastructure. Roles in IT management and project management, while still in high demand, are relatively less so.

IT Market Trends for Employees

To stay up-to-date on the latest job trends in the UK IT market, feel free to consult our IT barometer.

There you'll find the skills and profiles most sought after by recruiters, as well as relevant job opportunities.

IT Market Trends for Freelancers

For IT freelancers, the high demand and talent shortage is driving an increase in daily rates. However, significant disparities persist depending on:

  • the provider's profile and skills
  • their region
  • their experience
  • their working conditions (number of intermediaries, remote work, etc.).

Additionally, there is no official rate schedule for daily rates in IT. Each freelancer must calculate their own rate based on their expenses, status, and desired profit margin.

To help you calculate your own daily rate, you can consult our database of IT expert rates. The presented rates are calculated from the contributions of independent IT professionals who are members of the Freelance-info community. You can sort them by your specialty and region.

Key Players in the IT Market

The IT market involves a variety of players, including end clients, recruitment agencies, and IT services/digital services companies (known as SSIIs or ESNs).

IT Services Companies (SSIIs/ESNs)

The acronym ESN replaced SSII after 2013, but they are essentially the same structures. These companies offer their clients digital services, including:

  • website and software creation
  • production, maintenance, and evolution of these sites and software
  • IT infrastructure management
  • consulting
  • security, network audits, etc.

ESNs can specialise in a specific sector (banking, insurance, etc.). They generally sign contracts for several months or years with their clients and commit to providing their IT skills and resources mainly through their employees and collaborators.

IT professionals can thus be hired on permanent contracts (CDI), fixed-term contracts (CDD), or freelance contracts by the ESN. After interviews and tests, the ESN will assign you a job with one of their end clients. Equally, end clients can request that you go through the ESN they are accustomed to working with.

IT Recruitment Agencies

The recruitment agency is another intermediary between companies and IT employees or freelancers.

However, unlike ESNs, these agencies hire you directly by one of their end clients.

Recruitment agencies also have an advisory role and can help you integrate into a network of companies and benefit from several internal job opportunities.

In return, they take a percentage of the employee's annual gross salary or the freelancer's turnover.

Recruitment Platforms

Recruitment platforms or portals allow companies looking for employees or freelancers to browse candidates' profiles and CVs.

For example, our platform reserved for IT recruiters: brings together the CV databases of our two historical sites for IT opportunities and jobs: Freelance-info and Carriere-info.

Companies can post their offers and disseminate their intercontracts in our CV database to obtain profiles of IT and IS specialists suited to their needs.

As a candidate, you can browse the list of recruiting companies and be directly redirected to corresponding offers by visiting our IT recruiters directory.

End Clients

End clients include all companies and organisations looking to hire an IT employee or contractor. They can go through one of the intermediaries mentioned above or proceed with direct recruitment.

If you want to work as a freelancer without intermediaries, you will need to create a legal structure (micro-enterprise, SASU, EURL, etc.) to establish a service contract. You can also use a contracting company to work independently while retaining the benefits of an employment contract and outsourcing the management of contracts and billing to the contracting company.

Discover UK IT Jobs

The acronym IT represents the vast field of Information Technology.

While software development is at the heart of the digital sector, it relies on and interacts with many other skills and professions.

IT jobs are constantly evolving, driven by a market in perpetual growth and change. The increasing digitalization of businesses and work methods, the rise of AI, IoT (Internet of Things), and the exponential growth of cybersecurity are leading to the creation of new roles and professions.

To help you get a clearer picture, here are some of the most in-demand positions in the IT field. Design and Development Jobs

IT Developer

The developer position is probably the first that comes to mind when thinking about IT jobs.

Software Developers are professionals in algorithms and programming languages. However, their role is not limited to just writing code for applications and software.

Developers must be able to design and understand a specification document detailing the technical specifics of a project. For this, they can participate early in gathering user needs.

During and after development, they are also responsible for testing and deploying their application and ensuring its maintenance.

Developers generally specialise in a technology, language, or specific part of development, for example:

  • The back-end developer, who manages all the "invisible" parts of development, such as database connection and management
  • The front-end developer, who focuses more on the user interface, integrating designs from the web designer
  • The full-stack developer, who combines both back-end and front-end development functions
  • The DevOps, which is first a programming approach but also a role combining developer and system administrator tasks

Database Administrator (DBA)

A DBA is responsible for the creation, maintenance, security, and optimization of an organisation’s databases.

They manage access rights to the databases, establish standards and best practices, and can provide support to development teams by:

  • Creating data sets for testing
  • Advising developers on techniques to optimize performance
  • Participating in database modeling
  • Validating database schema changes

Project Management Jobs

IT Project Manager

Sometimes called an integrator project manager, application project manager, or Product Owner (PO) in Agile methodology, IT Project Managers (CPI) are experts who manages a team of technicians to design, develop, and integrate a software or IT solution.

They must have both technical and managerial skills and be able to consider project timelines and budgets.

Scrum Master

Scrum Masters (SM) are related to the Scrum methodology. They manage the product and software in collaboration with development teams.

Unlike the Project Manager, they do not aim to lead the team but rather support and help organize and distribute tasks. They notably facilitate daily scrums, planning poker, retrospectives, and other stages of the Scrum method.


Network Administrator

Network Administrators ensure access to and the security of the information system. They can create and develop an organisation’s IT network and evolve it according to the applications and software used.

They must also detect and coordinate anomalies and conduct security and technology monitoring.

Information Systems Architect

A IS (information systems) Architect sets up and coordinates all equipment and software (servers, operating systems, computers, etc.) to adapt them to their company’s or client's needs. Their tasks also include an audit and needs analysis phase, as well as controlling the efficiency, monitoring, and maintenance of their IS.

IT Consulting Jobs

IT consultants work with companies that want to evolve their IS. They propose technical solutions adapted to the organisation and its objectives. For this, they may design and participate in the installation and supervision of the IS’s evolution, ensuring its performance and security.

They also provide advice on which tools and software to choose and how to use them (e.g., preventive maintenance or access management). Finally, they can conduct training sessions for IT teams.

IT consultants are generally specialized in a defined field such as:

  • Information systems consulting
  • Decision-making IT consulting
  • Participating in database modeling
  • Integrated solutions consulting

Cybersecurity Jobs

Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

A ISSM ensures that cybercriminals do not infiltrate an information system.

To do this, they define and implement the organisation’s security policy, particularly regarding access rights, permissions, procedures, and incident recovery plans.

They also contribute to ensuring the availability of the company's information system and conduct ongoing security monitoring to anticipate vulnerabilities and new types of cyberattacks.

AI and Data Jobs

Data Analyst

A Data Analyst collects, studies, and interprets data sets to answer a question or solve a problem.

This role is part of IT because a Data Analyst will use:

  • Databases and SQL queries
  • Programming languages
  • Command languages like SAS
  • Data visualization software such as Power BI

Data Scientist

A Data Scientist is also a professional in data extraction and analysis. Unlike the Data Analyst, they do not limit themselves to raw analysis but create predictive statistical and mathematical models that serve as the basis for "intelligent" decision-making tools. They also have excellent knowledge of Big Data (Data Mining).

Artificial Intelligence Engineer

An AI engineer creates predictive models and algorithms using machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning.

These algorithms serve as the basis for AI software and systems.

AI engineers therefore have a good understanding of data analysis and science, as well as programming to design and maintain AI models.

This list is, of course, not exhaustive, as IT is a field in constant evolution. New roles are developing with AI, such as Chief Data Officer (CDO) in charge of data governance or the Cloud Architect.

Mixed skills are also highly sought after, such as DevSecOps, who must know how to program and maintain and monitor security infrastructures.

To find more IT profiles and jobs, you can directly consult the list of IT jobs and the related offers.

Find Your Next IT Job Quickly

The IT market is booming, and job opportunities are multiplying. However, to quickly find the job suited to your profile, skills, and goals, certain steps are essential.

Prepare Your CV and Create Your IT Profile

The CV is the first "contact" a recruiter has with you. It is almost indispensable for all candidates seeking a salaried position.

A "traditional" CV can work, but make sure to highlight your IT skills, including:

  • the programming languages you master
  • the software, applications, and environments you regularly use (e.g., integrated development environments and source code managers)
  • your degrees and certifications
  • additional skills (such as knowledge of Agile methodology, Scrum framework, or DevOps approach)
  • additional skills (such as knowledge of Agile methodology, Scrum framework, or DevOps approach)

Online CVs or one-page websites are also excellent ways to showcase your skills and potentially link to your various projects.

For a freelancer, the CV is completely different since it aims not to obtain a job, but to sell a service...

You can mention:

  • your areas of expertise
  • links to your professional profiles
  • similar missions you have worked on
  • your rates (daily rate or budget range)
  • your availability
  • your mobility
  • if possible, the brands or companies you have collaborated with

Once created, don't hesitate to share your CV and profile and update them regularly. You can create your IT profile on Free-Work to be visible hundreds of companies in the IT, SI, and WEB sectors.

Regularly Check IT Job Opportunities

To not miss any opportunity, you can check our IT job offers.

We share nearly 1,000 new offers every day. To help you find the one that suits you, you can use filters (cities, departments, regions, skills, company names, with or without remote work, etc.) and create alerts to receive daily emails with the latest offers matching your criteria from the past 24 hours.

If you are interested in the job, you can send your IT profile to recruiters with a single click after registering for free on Free-Work's IT job board.

Register on Free-Work's Job Board

Registering on Free-Work's job board allows you to gain visibility with recruiters and contact them more easily. The registration is quick, simple, and secure. You just need to upload your CV and quickly complete your IT profile thanks to our CV analyser, which saves you time in filling out your data, experience, and skills.

Then, you can:

  • choose and adjust at any time your availability and the visibility of your profile to IT recruiters
  • discover and interact with our Free-workers community
  • create alerts based on your criteria to not miss any job offers
  • additional skills (such as knowledge of Agile methodology, Scrum framework, or DevOps approach)
  • find at any time your selection, grouping all your favourite offers, the companies you want to follow, and your application history

Stay Competitive

The IT field is constantly evolving. The skills in demand change with the popularity of programming languages, the emergence of new technologies, the growing shortage of profiles in certain sectors, etc.

To remain competitive throughout your IT career, you will often need to train and stay informed about changes by keeping up with technological, security, and sometimes legal developments.

To easily stay up-to-date with the latest trends in information technology, development, IT systems, and the market, you can check out our blog dedicated to Tech News and IT Stories.

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