IT Recruitment

Richard Wheeler Associates is a leading specialist IT recruitment consultancy. We first began recruiting permanent IT talent back in the late 80’s for pioneering companies such as Insignia Solutions, Superscape, Octel Communications and Bishopsgate Systems. Unsurprisingly, we’ve made this software engineering focus a priority of our business ever since.

With over 30 years’ experience of emerging and leading-edge technologies, RWA has built a gilt-edged reputation and demonstrable record for tracking down scarce talent at the most challenging end of the market, in London, the M4 corridor and throughout the UK.

Top Tech Talent

Candidates will have demonstrable experience within your sector, twinned with proven competence developing with specific tools and languages - Java, Python, C++, JavaScript, Docker, AWS, Node, React, Git, ES6, PHP, C#, .Net, SQL, Linux etc. Such experience is invariably underpinned by cross-over skills within AI, open source software, big data, cloud computing, distributed systems, embedded systems or project management.

Richard Wheeler Associates has worked extensively within these sectors, specifically identifying IT professionals - from junior level to senior management, by the following job functions:

Backend Developers - Frontend Developers - Software Engineers - Python / Java Developers - QA Engineers - Artificial Intelligence R&D Engineers - Data Analysts - Mobile Developers - IT Consultants - CTO/Technical Directors - Embedded Software Engineers - Software Development Managers - Systems Architects - Security Consultants - Data Scientists

RWA’s expertise and network of contacts means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs. In partnering with us, you can be 100% confident you will receive ‘right fit’ applications from candidates who have been thoroughly briefed, are keen to work with you and are interested in what you are doing. RWA aims for a conversion rate of an offer per 2 CVs shortlisted.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

IT Recruitment Testimonials

Oxford’s Tech Sector Moves Into Second Place Behind London

Oxford’s growing technology sector has helped it move into second place, behind London, in a table of UK cities ranked by total economic output.

According to the Q4 2017 UK Powerhouse report, Oxford’s output was valued at £498m and its economy £8.3bn, a rise of 2.2% in the 12 months to the end of June.

The report was produced by law firm Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research and estimates growth and job creation across 45 UK cities.

2016 A Record Breaking Year for Europe’s Tech Startups

Europe is expected to hit $13.6 billion in tech investments in 2016, up from $12.6 billion in 2015, as newer technology hubs crop up outside traditional capital centres, according to a report produced by venture capital firm Atomico released at the Slush startup conference in Helsinki this week.

The report suggests Munich, Zurich, Lisbon, Madrid, and Copenhagen will be ones to watch over the coming years. Paris is starting to seriously challenge London and Berlin in terms of the number of VC-financed deals and deal volume.

Richard Wheeler Associates: Now is the Time to Partner with a Consultancy

RWA is open and is a firm with ideas - with new hiring options and tailored recruitment solutions to complement what you already do. 

Are your current recruitment strategies delivering the results your business needs? Or fast enough? We recognise that hiring post BREXIT is harder for tech businesses, especially those located outside London. Hiring has not been put on hold and job advertising activity has not reduced. 

Startup Recruitment - Sponsorship

It is paramount for startups to hire talented people who want to work hard to build something from the ground up. However, the costs of sourcing and hiring a Developer or Software Engineer in the UK, especially in London, can be high, so many founders end up outsourcing the work to remote contractors based offshore.

Startups can look to India, Spain, China or many remote locations to get a job done but that doesn’t replace an in-house team of permanent hires with a shared vision for the longer term.

Digital Business Growth - the Thames Valley vs London Tech Clusters

The digital economy in the UK is thriving. The UK-wide nature of the industry was supported by the Tech Nation research report from Tech City UK - the agency originally created by the government to promote the east London tech cluster but which now promotes tech business growth UK-wide.

Using data from fast-rising digital businesses like Duedil and Adzuna, the Tech Nation 2015 report predicts that digital job growth will outperform all other occupation categories by 2020 - with digital employment itself set to grow by 5.4% by 2020.

Cyber Security - Threats and Budgets Growing Exponentially

Commitment to combating the ever morphing security threats across industry, not least fuelled by the high profile attacks on the likes of Sony Pictures and Home Depot, is gathering serious pace.  Cyber security start-ups raised more than $1bn for the first time in a single quarter - up from $540m for the first three months of last year and almost double the same period of 2014, according to data from private company research firm PrivCo.  Four years ago, total annual funding was less than $1bn.

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