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

Women in IT Careers - The Gender Gap

The UK faces a worsening gender gap in its flourishing IT industry, according to a new study.

The Women in IT scorecard looked at gender trends from secondary education through to the work place.

It indicates women account for just 16% of the UK IT workforce.  And the problem starts early - despite consistently out-performing boys in computing A-level results, girls account for just 6.5% of those taking the exam.

The study was compiled by BCS, the chartered institute for IT, and E-skills UK.

Other highlights from the report include:

Making Job Offers IT Candidates Can’t Refuse

So, you’ve found the perfect Java Developer, Technical Architect or Big Data Analyst, and furthermore the candidate has sailed through the interview process. It may feel like the hiring process is over, the critical role has been filled and you can focus elsewhere.

But the timing and approach (rights vs wrongs) to extending the job offer is crucial, particularly in a highly competitive IT job market. Do a poor job, and you may start the relationship on the wrong foot or lose the candidate to another opportunity.

Job Growth in UK Technology Sector Outstrips National Average

The Tech Monitor UK report has found employment in technology companies is much stronger than the UK-wide employment trend.

The new report by KPMG and Markit on the UK technology sector has used 10 years’ worth of data from the UK Tech Sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), up until August 2013, to identify the main UK tech clusters, job hiring trends and how confident UK tech companies are in their business outlook for the next 12 months.

Technology Firms Say The UK Has a 'Digital Skills Gap'

Major technology companies say they are struggling to recruit young people in the UK.  Firms such as Facebook claim they are finding a gap in skills, saying people from other countries are often better qualified.

The government says it is changing the curriculum to focus on programming.  Intellect, the UK's technology trade association, estimates that 100,000 people are needed to enter the digital sector each year.

€25billion EC Investment Boost to Electronics and Hardware Sectors

Yesterday, the European Commission presented an investment package representing €25 billion over the next seven years for the electronics and hardware sectors.

Cars, planes, trains, medical and health equipment, home appliances, energy networks and security systems will all benefit from advanced European capabilities and capacities to design and manufacture state of the art electronic components and systems.

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