Interim and Contractor Recruitment Specialists

Supplying temporary resources throughout London and across the UK, the Ashdown Group has an outstanding reputation within the specialist contract recruitment agency marketplace.

Whether you are looking for a contractor with experience in your industry, or temporary cover to support an over stretched existing team, long term sickness, or employees on maternity or holiday leave, we will deliver exactly the person you are looking for quickly and within your budget.

Why choose an Ashdown contractor?

When you work in partnership with us we will source specialist candidates that match your project requirements . We have over two decades experience delivering exceptional contractors with a range of skills into businesses across the UK, transforming clients projects and delivering real change. Ashdown has an extensive network of loyal contractors and consultants, with the flexibility to work with you when you need them. Our contractor recruitment knowledge, job market insight and envious track record makes us experts in our field, with 85% of our work from repeat business. We are an agency you can rely on to support you through every stage of your project.

Contractor Specialists

With a registered base of over one million professional candidates, it is our goal to provide you with an expert contractor with experience of your industry and the skill set you require to support your time critical projects.


Where required, we will provide research on the market rate expectations of the contract work force against your requirements, always working to your budget and guiding on likely level of skills and expertise at each price point.

Rapid results

With a network of temporary resources, contractors and consultants we have unrivalled access to some of the strongest talent in the UK. By marketing your role to our network, we expect to have a number of suitable professional profiles for you to review within 24 hours.

Your Ashdown Team

Working in partnership with you throughout the process, offering recruitment solutions that match, and exceed, your expectations. Whether it is contract requirements and job specifications, CV reviews, contractor onboarding or market rate guidance,we will be there to support you every step of the way.

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"Extremely helpful and informative. They call when they say they will call and nothing seems to be too much trouble. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone."

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Contract Charges

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    A heavy investment has helped us build one of the UK's largest contractor databases of highly skilled people.

    With sensible margins, Ashdown pay our contractors as much as possible.

    For example, a £300 per day Systems Analyst on three month contract has a 15% margin.

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    We typically recruit middle and heavyweight contractors on a daily rate basis for project last between 1 and 24 months. They will have either a one week or one month notice.

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    Temporary and junior contractors will usually operate on an hourly rate basis for projects. These contractors tend to have either a day or a weeks' notice.

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    Generally for 9 months to 24 months where a general skill set is required. Not as expensive as contract day-rate and charged in-line with the permanent fee structure fixed term contracts are a great solution to maternity or secondment cover, or long-term absences.

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