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Expat Tech Professionals in London: Here’s 20 IT Recruiters to Help Your Career

May 17, 2016 business / expats / London / recruitment


Expat Tech Recruiters In London

It’s a seller’s market for tech talent in London these days. “A shortage of top-drawer tech talent is already biting in the capital, as companies fight to find, hire and retain the best staff,” Rachel Savage writes at Management Today.

For IT professionals who’ve moved to London for work, this is great news. New opportunities to further your career and earn more money abound. And CurrencyFair will be here to offer you amazing rates and low fees if you need to convert Australian Dollars to Pounds you want to send home while you are away.

Here are the 20 IT recruiters who can help you make that leap.

100% IT Recruitment Ltd.

100% IT Recruitment Ltd., with offices just on the periphery of Greater London, understand how important it is for IT professionals to keep their skills updated, and the company’s recruiters know they must do the same in this sector.

“A recruiter needs to keep pace with developments in order to source candidates with the skills and experience that matches their requirements. They need to understand the potential that IT offers their industry and find new employees with relevant expertise to help them move forward to a more digitalised future.”

The Advocate Group

The Advocate Group is incredibly proactive in identifying and sourcing talent. The company leverages its own “in-depth people analytics” to help connect candidates with the clients where their skills would fit best.

Bluefire Consulting

Bluefire Consulting puts a special emphasis on its ability to identify “the best people and find them great environments to work in.” Bluefire has a large team of resourcers who have deep experience in the IT sector — as well as in the engineering, marketing, finance and facilities management sectors. This experience allows them to place candidates in some of the more difficult roles clients ask them to fill.

Command Recruitment

Command Recruitment’s consultants have an average of a decade of industry experience, and that makes them especially able to understand and respond to a candidate’s specific skill set and goals.

“Initially we listen. Listen to what is important to you, if your main objectives in securing a new position are not met, you will not accept or stay in your new role. Neither of these results will encourage the long-term relationships we are determined to build with our Candidates and Clients alike.”

Commercial Consultants (UK)

Commercial Consultants (UK) has grown every year since it was founded in 2005, when the team’s core focus was on recruiting engineers. Since then, the company has gone on to develop expertise in the IT sector, and it has placed clients in companies based in diverse locations, from France to Kenya to Dubai.


Deerfoot’s managing director has more than a decade of front-line experience at an IT recruitment agency, and the company reflects the diligent research he learned in those early days.

“Our style is to deliver great results quietly. We value relationships and consider it a duty of care to both help individuals secure rewarding IT roles that are right for them and in turn solve IT recruitment problems for our end clients.”


Digital Gurus

“One pokey spare room. Three ambitious guys” the team at Digital Gurus writes. “Like many start-up success stories, this is where we began.” In the years since, Digital Gurus has grown into a business with a global footprint, with offices also in Dubai and Sydney. The company’s recruiters specialise in a variety of IT fields, including UX design, search and marketing, and big data.

Executive Headhunters

Executive Headhunters is a good agency to keep in mind if you’re looking to move into a CTO role. The company has built its reputation on searching far and wide for talented executives, so even if you are not actively looking for a new opportunity, your skills could very much land you on one of their recruiter’s radars.


Fircroft is a technical recruitment company whose history goes back 46 years, when the company was founded to recruit for oil and gas companies in the North Sea. In 2015, Fircroft acquired specialist consultancy Rygon, which gave Fircroft’s recruiters access to a whole new level of IT intelligence.

Get Recruited

Get Recruited works across a variety of sectors and industries, but the company staffs specialist recruiters for each of the fields in which it works. The company’s commercial director, Mark Salvin, brings to the team a long CV that includes experience in the IT, telecoms and recruitment industries.

Greythorn UK

Greythorn UK specialises in tech recruitment, and its reach extends to the Americas, Australia and Asia. “Greythorn is small, so able to give you more time and truly specialise to your requirements,” the team writes, “but we are also supported by the scale, stability and resources of the FiveTen Group infrastructure.”

Hammond Clarke

Hammond Clarke has offered recruitment and consulting services across the UK for more than 20 years. “We work hard to manage expectations from the offset,” the team says. “The cornerstones of our business are transparency and honesty — we believe they’re essential in maintaining our reputation.”

HW Search & Selection

HW Search & Selection has been involved in IT recruitment for more than 15 years, assisting companies across Europe, the Americas and MENA countries with “filling niches IT jobs.” The company’s team — mostly comprised of professionals with technical backgrounds — has more than 40 years of collective experience with this kind of recruitment.

Interaction Recruitment

Interaction Recruitment has teams of specialist IT consultants who have made the company the “preferred, and often sole, supplier … with a number of FTSE 100 clients.” That team works to fill roles that cover fields such as web development, support, QA, project management and CRM, among others.


IT Recruit UK

IT Recruit UK focuses on six specific areas:

  • Development & Programming
  • Internet
  • Professional & Management
  • Network & Telecommunications
  • Microsoft Infrastructure
  • Support & Training

“As a dedicated IT recruitment provider, our consultants are experts in their field resulting in a high level of service not offered by generalist agencies,” the team says. “We appreciate that candidates and clients have specific needs and should be treated as individuals. Matching the right candidate with the right employer is vital.”

Langley James

Langley James offers “boutique-style” recruitment services that cover the entire UK so its team can match clients with the most highly qualified candidates. This matchmaking skill comes from pure experience, too, the company says: “Our most senior consultants have held managerial roles in other operational and commercial sectors — and have a few grey hairs to prove it.”

Premier Group

In the last 16 years, Premier Group has grown its team and its office space to 80 consultants across four offices. It owes much of this growth to the personable way its consultants build relationships with clients — the company’s offices include pool tables and bars where clients can come discuss hiring needs.

PurplePower Recruitment

PurplePower Recruitment finds qualified professionals for companies across London and East Anglia. Though much of the company’s focus is on IT, its recruiters also place candidates in marketing, HR, admin, customer service, finance and project management roles.

TechNET IT Recruitment

TechNET IT Recruitment was founded in 2001 and works with a global portfolio of clients to place qualified IT talent in the right roles. In the last 15 years, it has placed developers, engineers, data scientists, business analysts, project managers and data warehouse managers in roles around the world.

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