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Contract Recruitment

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We create career-long partnerships with the contractors we work with, so we know and trust they will excel at what they work on and will need minimal onboarding.

The Right Tech Talent Sourced Quickly

Our team doesn’t just handle contracts on the side; they live and breathe technical contract recruitment. With over a decade of combined experience, we’re thrilled to partner with industry-leading names in tech to provide some of the most sought-after contract and interim talent.

Accomplished and agile, we are flexible enough to mould our processes around your business or organisation and really listen to exactly what it is you need to support you in achieving greatness.

We always aim to be as dynamic as the companies we partner with and therefore offer a solid shortlist of candidates with 24 hours, whilst always being transparent about costs.

Whether you need a Project Manager or a Solutions Architect, our team can support you with the talent your project requires in a quick turnaround time completed to high standards, with the Understanding Recruitment approach and knowledge behind everything we do.

Our growing team of recruitment consultants have a network of experienced professionals to call upon in DevOps, Front-End development, Java, Product Management, Architecture, and more, to provide the best contract talent.

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What Our Clients Say​

  • I have worked with James & Charlotte and co for nearly two years now. They understand the engineering group we are trying to build, they understand what good looks like for the types of people we are looking to hire, and they have consistently delivered high quality applicants with very little drop in volume despite a very tough market at times. They are professional whilst also being thoroughly enjoyable to work with and I would probably say they know our business better than any other agency.

    Director - Software Engineering

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    Global Relay

  • We have worked with James, Charlotte and their team for the better part of two years, during a time when we were dramatically scaling our operations in London. They played an instrumental role in helping us to hire a significant number of technical people, including Java Developers, SDET’s, React Developers, DevOps Engineers, Product Managers and a few others. The communication and collaboration with their team has further enabled a very fruitful relationship, and it’s fair to say that we have found a strategic ally in Understanding Recruitment.

    Lead Recruitment

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    Global Relay

  • Onvi’s partnership with Jack at Understanding Recruitment has been critical for the business during an exciting time of growth, which required a quick hire turnaround of high-level technical candidates, that also importantly fitted into our company culture. I am confident in using Jack again for our next round of growth and would happily recommend his services to any hiring manager or in-house recruiter.

    Head of Talent Acquisition

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    Onvi

  • Talent search is an essential part of any growing business. But beware, there are a lot of sharks out there looking to take a bite out of employers and job seekers alike. For me hiring is an ever-constant activity. I find the secret of success is building strong, long-term relationships with a few reputable agents whom I can trust. James is one of those. He is professional, discrete, dependable, focused and efficient. He has been helping me recruit top developers since 2015. James is always worth calling first whether you are hiring or looking for new job opportunities.

    CTO

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    BidFX

  • I have worked closely with the Understanding Recruitment team for years now. They’ve played an important role in finding the specialist and hard to find tech talent we need to strengthen Ocado Technology as a world-leading technology business and disruptive innovator. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to companies wanting to scale their growth in specialist tech areas.

    UK Recruitment Manager

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    Ocado Technology

  • What stands out about Understanding Recruitment’s success is the immense challenge it is to resource and recruit top Java Developers in volume, in such a competitive market and in a sparsely populated area. Having developed a successful, tight-knit partnership with Ocado’s in-house recruitment team, Understanding Recruitment has really taken the time to appreciate Ocado’s requirements and continually deliver to the uppermost standard.

    International Recruitment Manager

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    Ocado Technology

  • I worked with Alex in my role as Head of Technology Services Manager at Bourne Leisure. She helped me to recruit contractors and permanent staff for multiple roles. Alex is a pleasure to work with. Quick to understand requirements, fun to talk to, reliable in getting back to you and tenacious in finding the right candidate.

    Head of Technology Services

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    Bourne Leisure

  • The team at Understanding Recruitment took a highly professional approach in helping Enfield Council to fill a number of ICT roles. As a specialist technology and software recruitment company, their extensive knowledge of the market helped to refine our requirements and they formed effective working relationships with the service leads to deliver fully briefed and qualified candidates for interviews. By providing a high level quality service of candidate management, Understanding Recruitment were able to represent Enfield Council, promoting our values and key behaviours. Consistently responsive in their approach, Tom and his team successfully delivered a large number of quality appointments and would certainly recommend their services to others.

    Business Partner Resourcing

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    Enfield Council

  • Tom from Understanding Recruitment has been a valuable recruitment partner of Enfield Council's DDaT team. He has an excellent people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job spec. Tom has an excellent understanding of the market and the technical sector.            

    Head of Information Management & Technology

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    Enfield Council

  • Arjun is the type of tech recruiter I like to work with; alongside strong knowledge of the sector, he also works well with an internal TA team and shows confidence in his placement ability. He listened at the first intro meeting as to how I like to work (we will come to you and don't send mass CV's!) and ultimately placed strong candidates when we asked him to work on a role. Look forward to working with him again in my next role!

    Talent Acquisition Manager

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    Janes

  • We owe you a big thanks Tom! The interviewee mentioned that he wasn't actively looking, but when you reached out, the presentation you gave about our company was "too interesting to resist". You've done a tremendous job helping us fill some key roles in the UK and I appreciate your partnership!

    Talent Acquisition Consultant

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    Domino Data Lab

  • Understanding Recruitment are not your typical agency as they really do put in the extra effort to understand your requirements, technical and from a business perspective. Chris and James were a pleasure to deal with and worked hard to find us the right person for the role.

    Director

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    iTrinegy

Your IR35 Questions Answered

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Latest Contract Jobs


Say Hello To Our Contracts Team

Need a contractor to join your business? Partner with us to find the ideal candidates, whether in-house or remote, to deliver your project and bolster your team. We look forward to hearing about your needs. 

If you're a contractor looking for your next project feel free to send us your CV in the form below and let us know what you are looking for so we can get in touch with relevant opportunities.

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Our dedicated Understanding Recruitment contracts team are all experts within the tech and IT sector.