IT Recruitment

Richard Wheeler Associates is a leading technology recruiter working in software engineering and digital technology.

We first began recruiting permanent IT professionals back in the late 80’s for pioneering firms such as Insignia Solutions, Superscape, Octel Communications, Wind River and Bishopsgate Systems. 

Our IT recruitment expertise and network of contacts means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs.

In partnering with us, you can be 100% confident you will receive ‘right fit’ applications from candidates who have been thoroughly briefed, are keen to work with you and are interested in what you are doing. 

RWA aims for a conversion rate of an offer per 2 CVs shortlisted.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

IT Careers

RWA has worked extensively in the AI, CleanTech, Cyber Security and MedTech sectors to identify IT professionals - from post Graduates through to Board level - typically for the following jobs:

Software Engineer - Backend Developer - Frontend Developer - UX Designer - Researcher - QA Engineer - R&D Engineer - Lead Engineer - Data Analyst - CTO - Embedded Software Engineer - Software Development Manager - Full Stack Developer - Architect - Security Consultant - Data Scientist - DevOps

It is likely that you will have experience within one of these sectors, twinned with advanced engineering skills in a mix of programming languages and Open Source software - Java; Python; C++; JavaScript; J2EE; SQL; Scala; React.js; Kotlin; Docker; MongoDB; AWS; Kubernetes; Go; Julia; Dart; C#; HTML/CSS; Haskell; R  

We partner with award winning technology-led companies to recruit for jobs based in London, Oxford, Birmingham, the high-tech M3, M4 corridor, as well as part and fully working from home across different countries and time zones.

IT Recruitment Testimonials

Placing the Tech in MedTech and BioTech

A strong growth in market interest in medical technology (MedTech) and biotechnology (Biotech) companies, driven by an ageing population, a global pandemic and increased healthcare spending, has seen the UK leading the way in the development of: medical devices; diagnostics and monitoring software; digital health tech; pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and genomics.

Employment in the Green Economy

Most people want to help the climate crisis, not least of all to protect the future of their own children. The recent findings of a YouGov poll, showed that 80% of women and 70% of men are keen to play a part in tackling climate change.

People from all ages and regions over the UK are seeking employment with some environmental purpose. Working for organisations that are actively reducing their carbon footprint or supporting net zero goals in some ways is attractive.

Interest in UK Jobs from non-EU Candidates

During the past year, interest in UK jobs from candidates based outside the EU has increased by 20%, according to a new survey by Indeed.

For the first time in seven years, UK based jobs advertised on Indeed.com are attracting a greater number of clicks from outside the EU than from EU countries. 

Interest from the EU has seen only a slight increase of 1.3% since 2019. Overall, there has been a steady decline in EU interest since the 2016 Brexit referendum as EU citizens will face visa restrictions for the first time with the end of freedom of movement on December 31st.

Startup Recruitment - Sponsorship

It is paramount for startups to hire talented people who want to work hard to build something from the ground up. However, the costs of sourcing and hiring a Developer or Software Engineer in the UK, especially in London, can be high, so many founders end up outsourcing the work to remote contractors based offshore.

Startups can look to India, Spain, China or many remote locations to get a job done but that doesn’t replace an in-house team of permanent hires with a shared vision for the longer term.

Challenges Facing the UK IT Jobs Market

Are you surprised by the current UK technology jobs market? Advertising plus wider recruitment activities returning very few applicants?

Challenging jobs market (Spring 2021).

For those tech companies on a mission to find top software engineers, developers, data scientists or Board level executives right now, a lot of factors are in play that are making this extremely tough (to put it mildly). 

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How We Work

Recruiting business critical software engineers is a major problem for top tech firms. Find out how we represent these businesses and how we work to identify exceptional IT talent.

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