Information Technology

It is difficult to imagine an area of modern life which has not been heavily influenced by Information Technology and Digital Technology. All aspects of Business, Finance, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Research, Innovation and Public Services benefit extensively from developments in IT and IT itself has changed immensely in the last 30 years, from the early days of the Internet to current advancements in areas such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Cyber Security, Cryptography and the Internet of Things. Essential’s core expertise lies in all aspects of IT recruitment and our client base varies from internal IT functions within a business or public service environment to technology start-ups and disruptors across the complete commercial landscape.

IT Change and Transformation programmes constitute most of our larger-volume recruitment and though these are predominantly UK-based, we have supported a number of our clients across the EMEA region in this regard. The advent of newer methodologies (various forms of Agile being the most common) or technical innovations (CI/ CD, DevOps, automation etc) often alter the shape and structure of an IT function and we have many years’ experience supporting our clients through the additional resourcing requirements generated by these large Transformations. As well as Change-driven recruitment, we’re also heavily involved in interim and permanent resource augmentation and we’re always on-hand to support clients through the usual staff turnover issues which are not uncommon in the constantly-changing IT/ Tech arena.

The war for talent in IT and Tech recruitment has been one of its constants for many years. By definition, the best staff are always in short supply but the rate at which the latest IT tools and techniques are evolving adds a much more profound complication such that employers not only seek the best staff but they often require the latest skill-set as well. An IT recruitment partner needs to have a comprehensive grasp of this challenge.

The breadth of our coverage at Essential is reassuring. As a relationship business, we work on a huge diversity of roles across a broad spectrum of the industry. The one common thread is that we work very closely with our client to understand every aspect of the role which needs to be filled and we relay this information faithfully to the candidate population.

The areas in which we recruit comprise Software Development, Web Development, UI/ UX Design, DevOps and Automation, Testing and QA (Manual, Automated, Performance etc), Business Analysis, Data Analysis and Analytics, BI/ MI, Change and Release Management, Project/ Programme Management, Product Ownership/ Management, IT Infrastructure, IT Support and Service Desk, Networking and Communications, IT and Information Security, Cloud Technologies, IT Storage, Architecture (Enterprise, Technical, Solutions), Software Engineering, SCADA and IT Executive Roles (Head of, CIO, CTO).

The way in which our relationship focus aligns with all of the above is that on IT Transformation programmes we are often asked by the same client to recruit for many of the above at different stages of the programme over a 2 or 3-year period. We accompany our clients through such programmes, meeting regularly to chart progress and future opportunities which we can pass on to prospective candidates. Our technical understanding of each role on which we work is outstanding. In a market in which it is possible to hear many different definitions of DevOps, Automation, the Agile method, CI/ CD etc, we take the time to ensure the skillset we search for is consistent with our clients’ needs and interpretation.

We are as comfortable recruiting for the latest skillsets in .Net Core, Java, Ansible, Git, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Docker, Splunk, Nagios, New Relic, Terraform, Azure and AWS as we are for more traditional/ on-prem development/ infrastructure environments comprising: VB.Net, C, , C++, Windows Server, AD, Exchange, VMWare/ Hyper-V. We ask our clients sufficiently-detailed questions to ensure that we can give our candidates a comprehensive description of the opportunity.

We specialise in

Industry & Commerce

We provide IT staff to a broad range of businesses throughout the SME and corporate arenas. We look to understand your business and thereby provide candidates who have not only the correct technical profile but a cultural fit as well, as many of our clients tell us that this is the area where we can add most value.

Public Sector

Local & central government, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies, emergency services, a full array of NHS trusts/bodies and a variety of charities all fit within our Public Sector portfolio. Empathy with these organisations' aims, processes and practices is essential in order to provide a recruitment offering which meets all the required criteria.

IT Services

The focus on the customer in these environments is a key issue. We have established excellent relationships with a variety of IT Services companies whom we help to achieve greater success by supplying them high-calibre, customer-aware IT staff with outstanding people skills. We qualify the key areas of each role to both candidates' and clients' satisfaction.

Professional Services

Companies throughout the Professional Services arena often require IT staff with specific knowledge of their particular business area as well as appropriate technical skills. The fact that many Professional Services businesses have invested so heavily in IT has created constant demand in this field and the difficulty in attracting & retaining the highest-calibre staff means that many companies rely heavily on a top-quality supplier. Our understanding of this arena sets us apart.

Jobs in this Sector

Data Analyst

Sector: IT, Tech and E-Commerce
Salary: Up to £42,500+ bonus+ benefits
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warrington
Ref: QC2024

This is an urgent requirement for a Data Analyst with experience working within a solution delivery environment. Our client is well-established organisation leading the market in its field and is...

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SCADA Engineer

Sector: IT, Tech and E-Commerce
Salary: £35,000-£45,000+benefits
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Ref: CM2030

A Scada Engineer is urgently required with strong experience of the full end to end development and deployment lifecycle of SCADA systems for a niche consulting organisation who works with...

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Data Analyst

SCADA Engineer

Essential Recruitment (UK) Ltd,
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M1 4BT

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