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IT Recruitment Specialists

​The Ashdown Group have provided IT recruitment services nationwide since 1999, working with over 2,500 companies. Over 80% of the IT job vacancies we work on are registered by returning customers. For more information visit our dedicated IT Recruitment Agency page today or talk to our specialist recruiters.

When you register a vacancy with us, your position will be brought to the attention of the very widest possible audience. Our in-house database of candidates represents over 2 in 5 people employed in the UK within the IT field. Add to this our annual subscription to the databases of all of the largest job boards in the UK and we have your vacancy covered.

In fact we have spent over £2 million attracting candidates through advertising and marketing, ensuring that when you register your job vacancy with us, you will not be disappointed.

It has always been our intention to offer our customers the benefits of using a large agency at a heavily discounted fee, which we hope you will find fair and reasonable.

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We set selection standards that have pleased several thousand managers at companies across the UK for over 15 years. It costs nothing to register an IT vacancy with Ashdown but it could save you thousands of pounds. You can benefit from our huge database of people and may be able to save money with our 12.5% recruitment fee. All Ashdown Group IT recruitment agency customers benefit from a full three-month money back guarantee.


Our immense contractor database of over 150,000 highly skilled IT people (complete UK wide coverage) gives us access to the most unbelievable skill sets gained from all industry sectors. To say our customers are spoilt for choice is an understatement. We pay our contractors fairly and take very sensible margins. Your budget is likely to go further when comparing an Ashdown Group contractor with the same person from other IT recruitment agencies.

IT Developers

Finding really good developers has never been easy, but with a colossal database of talented programmers, the Ashdown Group manage to place hundreds of developers every year.

We pride ourselves in the sheer depth and quality of our developer database. Our team excel in presenting the companies they work with in the most favourable way without being pushy. They understand development and what’s appealing to a developer. Our efforts go a long way beyond those that are looking at job boards, it’s obvious why a large part of Ashdown’s business is development recruitment.

Whether you’re looking for a .NET, Java or PHP Developer or a Front-end Web Developer with strong scripting skills, you will be impressed with the people we can introduce to you.

Over 30,000 job applications and CV updates each month

IT Support and Infrastructure

There’s no shortage of people with IT support skills but there is always shortage of people with stable employment history and impressive communication skills. Ashdown IT’s very deep database of infrastructure support people caters for every imaginable technical application and discipline. Finding the right people takes time but is well worth the effort.

We will work with you to create an accurate profile of the ideal candidate and then search through our extensive database to pick out those most suitable. We will then send you the best among them, selected on skills, qualifications, employment stability, communications, attitude and career aspirations.

The Ashdown Group is able to supply people for every IT support function you may have in your environment and with access to a very large candidate pool, we are confident that we will be able to find you high calibre individuals for any technical skill set.


With new software applications being released weekly to meet the demands of an increasingly complex business environment, finding the right person to support your key business applications is essential. Regardless of the applications that you have in your environment, the Ashdown Group is likely to have specialists who can support your systems. Finding them and sending the best among them to you is at the very heart of what we do.

BUSINESS ANALYSTSValue of talent placed in IT over the past 3 years

With many years of recruiting Business Analysts for major blue chip corporations and SME environments alike, we have every confidence that we will be able to find the right BA for your business too. Whether you are hiring for a specific project, or if you are adding to or building a team to meet the ongoing demands of the business, we will have suitable candidates for you to interview.


We have supplied Database Administrators for many businesses over the years, from media to finance and everything in between. With our expertise, we are able to carefully select people that will match your needs very closely. We have access to a large community of DBA’s and have a track record of filling mainstream Oracle and SQL Server DBA vacancies, as well as vacancies with less common technologies such as Sybase or Informix.


Finding candidates who would like to start a career in IT Support is never difficult, but picking out the best of them is often a mammoth task. When engaged on an entry-level role, we often find ourselves looking for soft skills rather than concrete technical skills. Our investment in technology and our large database allows us to filter through large volumes of candidates very quickly and make a selection based on limited criteria. Then it is up to our Account Managers to speak to each candidate and assess whether they have the aptitude, enthusiasm and communication skills to succeed in a support role with you.


Excellent telephone manner and verbal communication skills, the ability to listen to and reassure a frustrated caller, whilst quickly getting to the root of an issue forms the solid foundation in our search to find a Helpdesk Analyst or Call-Logger. We have hundreds of jobseekers looking to find roles in every UK county and interest in Helpdesk roles is often high. Using a combination of technology and by making plenty of enquiries we should be able to deliver six very good matches to most requirements, within three days.


Almost every business in the modern world has some desktop support needs and most established businesses have a dedicated desktop support person or team looking after their user community. If you are looking to hire someone in this capacity, why not trust us with your requirement? We have thousands of experienced Desktop Support Analysts registered on our database and have many years of experience selecting the best among them for our customers. Whether you need someone to support a Windows desktop environment, or need someone with more specialised support skills, we will have suitable candidates to suit your needs.

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Electronic communications, whether local, or distributed regionally and internationally, are fundamental to the smooth operation of a modern day business. Employing the right people to manage the flow of this traffic and maintain your communication network is just as important. We have network engineers operating at all levels deploying and managing mainstream Cisco, Juniper and Check Point technologies, as well as many who work with more specialized or less common equipment.


With over 90% of businesses using Windows server technology in their environment, it is no surprise that there is a constant demand for high quality Windows Server Administrators. We have been able to meet this demand for more than ten years and continue to supply customers with small business environments through to enterprise scale businesses employing thousands across multiple UK sites. We have thousands of Systems Administrators registered who specialize in managing Windows Server and Active Directory environments.

IT Management

Appointing the right member of IT management can be critical to a company’s overall success. Those that bring direction, new strategy, deep industry understanding and project experience can be invaluable in any company’s efforts to save money and maximise profitability.

With thousands of managers on our database from all areas of the country, we are able to further benefit our customers by matching management skills with industry sector experience. We appreciate the clear distinction between high street retail and investment banking, the manufacturing, insurance and legal sectors.

The Ashdown Group work with companies in all industry sectors - if you want the benefit of appointing a manager with experience of your industry sector, let us talk to the right people for you.

For IT Directors, CTOs and CIOs, please visit our Executive Recruitment Service.

Over 1,000 placements made every year

IT Specialists

Many of the country’s enterprise sized organisations have relied on the Ashdown Group to deliver specialist IT recruitment in a constant effort to remain efficient and competitive in tightening markets. We understand global business operation and the IT demands that a big business makes.

Securing niche skill sets can be difficult, unless your preferred specialist recruitment consultancy has over a decade of working with companies operating an enterprise-sized environment.



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