Software Engineering Recruitment
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A software engineering recruitment agency is acutely aware of the constantly evolving landscape in this field and the shifting needs of both companies and specialists.Get in touch
It’s never been more important to recruit engineers who will fit with your team and your business, be a positive and inspiring influence to colleagues while also being ready to adapt and embrace the forthcoming advancements in AI.
Experienced, innovative developers who are adept at solving problems and satisfying users will always be in demand. If you know how to transform existing produPut yourself out therects or platforms, create new solutions and enhance interactions with applications, get in touch.
Matt is both Director and a specialist software recruiter with an exclusive network of developers built by word-of-mouth recommendations. He has developed an excellent understanding of the technical skills and environments within the regional development community and his reputation marks him out as a reliable source of guidance to clients and candidates alike. Matt knows that finding a new job or sourcing a new team member can be a challenging time, and he is determined to provide a positive, stress-free experience to everyone he works with. He is focussed on giving you worthwhile and viable options that will enable you to build a structured career path or enhance your team. Matt lives in the locally area with his wife Emma and their sons Charlie, Oscar and Finley. Away from work when not spending time with his family Matt can usually be found on the golf course, gym or charging around the 5-a-side pitch.Get In Contact
Jake started his recruitment career with Bristow Holland in November 22 bringing with him several years of commercial experience gained after completing his BSc in Human Resource Management from Anglia Ruskin University. Jake is working along side Matt Foot supporting our software development practice.Get In Contact
Before we can make matches for either the candidate or employer, we need to make sure the proposition is sensibly aligned with the market. Only a specialist with a deep understanding of the sector can do this. For hirers, this means defining what you want to achieve with your new hire; for tech specialists we’ll go over your experience, expectations and priorities for the future. If they all add up we can make things happen.
Finding a high-value match for both parties means everyone needs to bring their A-game. Throughout the search, selection and interview process, we ensure both businesses and specialists convey their value with clarity and honesty, so each understands and trusts what the other brings to the table.
At every stage, our team will keep you informed, answer any concerns and support you through any challenges that may arise. Our role is to anticipate obstacles, eliminate them before you know about them or calmly advise how we will handle them with as little stress as possible. And we will always be on hand for ongoing advice.
Frequently asked questions
There has never been a better time to be a software engineer. Employers have been fighting for skills for the last few years, and permanent hires have been the most popular. As a result, salaries have spiked with the average developer earning 30-40% more than they were in 2019. Demand remains strong for developers but the long term future holds some uncertainty, particularly as generative AI becomes more prevalent.
As macro economic factors make developers harder to find and more expensive to attract and retain, businesses have naturally explored alternative solutions such as outsourcing abroad, particularly with the more mundane bug fixing type work. More recently, generative AI is expected to have a significant impact on the way software engineers work and what businesses will need for the future.
Generative AI offers significant potential for developers and businesses to become more efficient. AI will be able to, among other things; explain functionality and document legacy code for new developers; translate legacy code to new code; accelerate testing and debugging; simplify code or offer alternative methods and write new code.
KPMG have produced a good article covering this in more depth here: https://advisory-marketing.us.kpmg.com/speed/pov-generativeai.html
Salary depends predominantly on two things: development language and experience. A mid level C# developer will earn between £50-£70k whereas a Java or Go developer of similar experience will earn anything from £70k to £100k (£150k in finance). The combinations of language and experience coupled with regional and sector variations mean that you almost always need to get a specific guide, the one thing employers shouldn’t do though is use existing team salaries as a barometer unless you’ve hired recently or been fastidious about keeping them up with the market.
For contractors, experience and expertise are a given so the rate is more dependent on the specific requirements of the role, most relevant being whether it is inside or outside IR35. Inside IR35 carries a 20-30% cost premium on daily rates which range from £500 – 800 per day.
It’s been a good time to be a developer, demand has outstripped supply driven by the rush to invest in startup tech companies but also the realisation, particularly post-covid, by business leaders that failure to invest in their technology stack will leave them both inefficient and lagging behind competitors, the advent of generative AI will continue to drive this demand.
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