IT Recruitment Specialists

Ashdown IT has been at the forefront of IT Recruitment for over 20 years. One in two of the UK’s IT professionals have worked with the Ashdown Group at some point in their careers.

The breadth of our network has helped us achieve great success for the businesses we work with and this is why 85% of our jobs are registered by returning customers, many using our IT recruitment agency to register jobs exclusively.

Permanent IT Recruitment

Ashdown is a dedicated IT recruitment agency, with decades of experience. Our recruitment team have placed thousands of IT specialists, supplying permanent solutions to employers in all sectors in London and throughout the UK.

Our staff use the latest industry technology, conducting deep searches, with a dedicated IT recruiter presenting back to you valuable salary analysis, market trends and industry insights to support you in finding the right person for your role. You will work closely with a recruitment specialist with knowledge of your sub sector.

Through building strong relationships with our engaged candidate community, we have become a preferred partner over generalist recruitment agencies and a destination of choice when candidates conduct a job search. We share market trend data and advice, working closely with a passive audience who may not otherwise be actively conducting a job search, ensuring your role receives the widest possible reach.

We have a private network of IT talent, approaching a million candidates, unavailable to other recruitment agencies, and advertise on all the major job boards. Our far reaching campaigns combine insightful research with thorough screening, delivering exceptional candidates that will benefit your organisation well into the future.

IT Contractor Recruitment

Need temporary IT skills? Want the flexibility or skill set an IT contractor or consultant can offer? Ashdown's IT contractor recruitment service is here to help when you need it.

A specialist will market your role within our private network of highly skilled IT professionals. We will align, where appropriate, industry sectors, project delivery experience and niche skills with certified IT talent. We can guide and assist you through IR35 regulations and compliance.

We get to know our clients and contractors alike, and are best placed to make the perfect match, helping to keep your IT projects on track.

Every IT contractor is screened, vetted and interviewed prior to placement, ensuring we meet the high standards expected from the Ashdown Group. We work hard to become, and remain, your agency of choice.

Executive Search

The Ashdown Group Executive Search team is committed to sourcing high calibre technology leaders at CTO, CIO, CISO and IT Director level.
Our Executive Search team are all accomplished operating at board level, having worked with hundreds of public and private sector organisations, Government organisations, FTSE and global companies.

Our exclusive, private network of IT Executives trust us to find openings specifically suited to their individual areas of expertise. We have built a strong reputation within the IT industry and forged long standing relationships with board level executives.

Our proven approach supports our reputation as a trusted partner. We help companies build superior tech leadership teams that drive profitability and create long-term competitive advantage. Contact us in confidence to discuss your next Executive hire.


Why Ashdown IT?

Our strongest asset is our recruitment team. In an increasingly competitive industry, our recruitment consultants continue to add value to each campaign by intelligently working in partnership with you, our staff will work exactly the way you want to. Providing knowledge, expertise and IT industry insights to ensure your hiring process runs smoothly. The depth of our network has helped us achieve great success for our customers with 85% of our roles registered by returning employers, many using our IT recruitment agency to register jobs exclusively. Our Head Office is in London with remote IT recruiters throughout the UK.

Leading IT recruitment

Market Leading Value

Our IT recruitment agency fees are transparent and fair, charging 12.5% of basic salary against each job vacancy when working as sole supplier, whilst maintaining a high quality service. Over 85% of our business comes from returning clients, many recruiting for IT jobs on an exclusive basis. Being market leaders within the IT industry, we are one of the highest rated IT recruitment agencies in the UK.

IT Technical expertise

Technical Expertise

Leading the IT recruitment industry for two decades, we take pride in our ability to establish your requirements and exactly match the skills and experience against the IT role you are looking to fill. Whether your search is for expertise in a specific technology, candidates for permanent IT positions or contract consultants to help complete a project, we provide recruitment solutions that deliver.

IT professionals

Access to more IT Professionals

Your vacancy will be marketed to one of the largest private networks of IT specialists in the UK, many not available elsewhere. We have worked with thousands of permanent and contract IT consultants, covering all technologies and specialisms. Our team are dedicated to finding the right candidates for your company, and we relish working on roles where other recruiters have failed.

IT recruitment success

Results that are Guaranteed

We want your new recruit to be succcesful, which is why we go the extra mile to make sure that they are a perfect fit for you and your company. We also want to continue working with you on future recruitment requirements, so if, in the unlikely event that a candidate doesn’t work out within the first 3 months, we will carry out the entire hiring process again or offer a 100% rebate - guaranteed.

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The Ashdown Group have been Macro 4 UK’s preferred supplier of new IT talent for over 10 years. They have provided us with excellent candidates at our EMEA HQ and at our other UK offices in Manchester and Coventry.

As experts in the field of IT recruitment, I confidently recommend The Ashdown Group as a professional and reliable supplier.

Director at Macro 4

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Fees and Rebates

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    We charge a 12.5% fee for your first vacancy and future IT vacancies provided we are given a 5 day head start over any other agencies.

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    It is rarely the case that we need to refund our placements but the security is there should you need it. If someone we place leaves your company within their first 13 weeks, will deliver the entire recruitment process again, without compromise in service level. If unsuccessful in finding a replacement, we will refund your fee in full.

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    FTC / Interim

    Covering maternity, long term sickness, a staff shortfall or secondments, our fees are aligned to our permanent fee structure on a prorated basis.

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    Offering a transparent fixed 15% margin and working to your budget, we will quickly find you skilled IT contract professionals to deliver your project.

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