Information Technology Recruitment

Leaders in Information Technology recruitment, with over 30 years' experience delivering IT professionals into the public and private sector, with particular expertise in:

Development (C#, C++, Java, VB.Net etc), Testing (manual, automated), Project and Programme Management, Networking (Cisco, Juniper etc), Security and Digital/Web. 

GSA Techsource works closely, and in partnership, with our clients to deliver on challenging requirements for in-demand skills on both a contract and permanent capacity.  We pride ourselves on our ability to go the extra mile to ensure a successful outcome.

To help enable this, we have an impressive tech stack including:

  • A market leading timesheet and billing / invoicing system resulting in accurate, timely payment and invoicing, easy approval and simple reporting for all users. 
  • Industry leading search technology allowing us to search multiple data sources quickly and accurately.
  • A powerful CRM with an impressive network of candidates and clients.
  • Access to industry leading job boards and candidate databases.
  • Electronic signatures for all contracts.
  • We are Cyber Essentials certified.

We can deliver in the public sector via a number of frameworks including RM6277 Non-Medical, Non-Clinical, and RM3749 Public Sector Resourcing.

Please note that not all our jobs are advertised. If you are interested in finding a new role, but do not see a role that interests you, please get in touch. We will be happy to discuss current requirements or actively search for a suitable role if required.

Active jobs

Software Tester

£35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Hybrid Working
Are you a Software Tester looking for a new opportunity?  Well look no further, as I may have your dream job. My client is a Fleet, leasing and hire Management software company who uses the latest Technology to provide customers with greater inte

Software Developer

£45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Remote
GSA are working with a leading software company specialising within the motor industry. Our client has a team of 45 Developers that are split evenly into three separate teams- they work on 2 weekly sprints, releasing at the end of each sprint so the

Support Analyst

£20000 - £21500 per annum, Benefits: Remote
GSA are working with a leading software company specialising within the motor industry. This is a great role for somebody looking to get their foot in the door with the technology industry. Reporting to the support team leader the support analysts p

C++ Developer

£30000 - £35000 per annum
If you are looking to join a high tech industry with a well established and world leading gaming company that rewards you with progression, then look no further! Our client is looking for a Mid-level C++ Developer to join their West Midlands team in

Clinical Coding consultant - hybrid

£230-240 per day
Our NHS client based in the North West of England are looking for a number of experienced Clinical Coders on a contract basis to assist the current permanent coding team. Contracts will initially be for a 12 month period with a high likelihood of extension. This role would be a great transition for any permanently employed coders looking to make the jump into contracting and would require contractors to work on site for 2-3 days per week ideally with the other 2-3 days being based remotely.

Clinical Coding contract consultant - remote

£235-240 per day
Our Midlands based NHS client are looking for an experienced Clinical Coder on a contract basis to assist the current permanent coding team. Contracts will initially be offered on 6 month basis and the role will be fully remote only needing to go on-site to collect the necessary IT equipment. To be considered for the role you will ideally need to be an ACC/NCCQ qualified Clinical Coder with strong Clinical Coding experience and have an excellent track record in terms of your coding accuracy. Non-ACC qualified candidates may be considered if they have significant coding experience.

Senior Clinical Coder (weekend cover)

£230 per day
Our NHS client based in Surrey looking to recruit an experienced Clinical Coder on a weekend contract basis. Contracts will be offered initially for 3 months, with likely extensions. You will be expected to work with no supervision during weekend hours, and are welcome to work Saturday and/or Sunday. To be considered for the role you will need to be an ACC/NCCQ qualified Clinical Coder with strong Clinical Coding experience and have an excellent track record in terms of your coding accuracy.

Senior Clinical Coder

£245 per day
Our NHS client based in the East Midlands are looking to recruit 3 experienced ACC Clinical Coders to assist the current permanent coding team with a large backlog. Contracts will initially be offered on an initial 3 month basis with likely extensions. To be considered for the role you will need to be an ACC/NCCQ qualified Clinical Coder with strong Clinical Coding experience and have an excellent track record in terms of your coding accuracy.

Meet our Information Technology Team

Neil Jones

Neil Jones

Managing Director
Anya Jones

Anya Jones

Account Manager
Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

Office Manager
Lauren Baines

Lauren Baines

Recruitment Team Manager
Vickie Cox

Vickie Cox

Finance and Compliance Manager
Ellie Sloan

Ellie Sloan

Recruitment Consultant
Luke Goddard

Luke Goddard

Recruitment Consultant
Lee Dodd

Lee Dodd

Recruitment Consultant

Read our Blogs

18. 03. 2020

IR35 delayed - a bit late isn't it?

I think I, along with thousands of others, jumped with joy at the announcement yesterday evening by Stephen Barclay MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury that the impending off payroll legislation known as IR35 would be deferred until April 2021. As good as this news is, we should never have reached this point with the legislation. The contract community and the wider business community have been arguing for the past 18 months (at least) that it is no fair and is not fit for purpose (as we have seen in the public sector). It’s difficult not to feel that HMRC knew it was a pile of the proverbial a long time ago but wasn’t prepared to lose face by delaying it and simply carried on with it, and now they have a convenient get out by blaming it the current coronavirus emergency. For anyone following IR35 closely, you may have read that the House of Lords ripped HMRC and the IR35 legislation to shreds over the past few days. HMRC was incapable of justifying many points raised by the Lords. I am fully aware of the vast amount of time spent in preparation for April 6th 2020 but agencies, clients, umbrellas, accountants and contractors, the cost of which is immeasurable. Just like in April 2017 when we got sight of the final public sector legislation 2 weeks before the April 6th deadline, we now have clarity just over 2 weeks before the private sector deadline. Maybe HMRC and Gov work in a parallel universe where business has nothing better to do than to react to legislative changes at the very last minute. Let’s hope that the next 12 months give HMRC time to make the legislation more realistic, fair and workable for all. I’m not holding my breath.
13. 12. 2019

A simple guide to the effect of Off Payroll in the Private Sector (IR35) on contractor's pay

Until April 2020, when the Government will implement this new legislation, it is the contractor’s responsibility to determine whether they are operating inside (also known as caught by) IR35 or outside IR35, and whether the same tax should be paid as if the contractor was employed by the end client. Should HMRC decide to investigate the true workings of their contract and find the contractor had made the wrong determination then their personal service company is liable for any unpaid taxes. From 5 April 2020 the responsibility, and therefore any potential tax liabilities, falls with the engager if they are medium or large, (small businesses are exempt, more specifically those where two of the following apply – turnover less than £10.2m, balance sheet less than £5.1m, not more than 50 employees). The company paying your personal service company (generally the agency) will be liable for submitting the Income Tax and National Insurance that becomes payable if the role is considered inside IR35 (the same deductions that would be made if a contractor deems themselves caught under current legislation). It will receive confirmation from the end client who will have a legal responsibility to provide that opinion, or determination, for the role. This means that if your end client is medium or large, it will have to undertake an IR35 assessment for each assignment and decide whether you are operating inside or outside IR35. HOW WILL THIS AFFECT YOU? The changes apply to those working through a limited company. They will not make any difference to workers using an umbrella company as all income is already taxed as employment income. WHAT WILL THE EFFECT BE? If the assignment is deemed outside IR35 then the director/shareholder can continue to extract profits in a combination of salary and dividends. If the assignment is deemed inside IR35 then all of the fees will be subject to income tax and national insurance. Simply put, VAT is paid on the gross amount, the employer’s NI (your PSCs NI) is paid over by the agency, along with employee’s NI and PAYE, and you are paid the net plus the full VAT figure. No more tax (ie corporation tax, dividend tax) is due on this payment and it can be taken straight out of your company. Your pay rate will be lower than if it was outside IR35 with this difference being the Employer’s NI (and Apprenticeship Levy if applicable depending on the size of the agencie's staff and deemed payroll). A LITTLE MORE DETAIL: For example, a contractor caught inside IR35 who is used to earning £500 per day outside IR35, is likely now to be offered a rate of around £435 per day inside IR35 (the difference being the submissions that agency needs to make to HMRC for Employer’s NI, as well as the apprenticeship levy if it applies – this is no different from paying £500 per day and the PSC submitting the Employer’s NI – it’s just that this now has to be made on the agency’s ‘deemed’ payroll (the contractor is classed as a ‘deemed employee’). From the £435 per day, employment deductions of Employee’s NI and PAYE will be made, before the ‘deemed’ payment is made to the ltd company. If one simply compares £500 per day to the new payment of £435 less deductions, then clearly there is a significant difference. But it is not that simple as there are other rules / obligations that need to be considered. For those INSIDE IR35: Your company is paid the Deemed Payment (the net payment after deductions made to the contractor’s ltd company): Once the deemed payment is made to the ltd company, you still need a way of taking that money out of your ltd company. This can be done in 2 ways: 1. Dividends: If you’re a director of your own company, you might choose to pay yourself a dividend from the company’s profits. You can pay yourself a tax-free dividend up to the total of the deemed direct payment received from contracts in the public sector, where Income Tax and NICs have been deducted at source. You don’t need to declare that dividend on your Self Assessment tax return. 2. Payroll: You can pay yourself for the work provided to your client through your company’s payroll. As employment taxes have already been paid on the amount your intermediary (your ltd company) receives, you can pay yourself that amount without deducting Income Tax or NICs. And the icing on the cake: No Corporation Tax… When you are calculating your company’s turnover, you should deduct the VAT exclusive amount of the invoice, which is the amount from which Income Tax and NICs were deducted at source. Your company accounts should show this deduction to make sure the amount is not taxed twice. So to put it simply, the amount paid to you by the agency is yours to take out of your PSC (your ltd company) WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DEDUCTIONS. For those OUTSIDE IR35 To get your £500 per day out of your ltd company, again you can pay yourself dividends, or a salary (or mixture of both) Dividends: The tax advantages between dividends and salary are diminishing but, nevertheless, there is still a slight advantage to dividends. As opposed to the Inside options above, your dividend will be liable to dividend tax, AND corporation tax. Payroll: You can take it as salary – but your company will be liable for Employer’s NI (aha, so there’s the difference between the £500 and £435 already gone), then there are the same NI and PAYE deductions taken that were taken for your deemed payment, meaning that if you were to pay yourself purely by means of a salary, your take-home will be the same as if you received the deemed payment from the agency. And to keep things really simple, using a compliant umbrella company means that the legislation will not apply, you will not have the headache of running a company, and your net pay will be virtually identical to a deemed payment.
21. 06. 2019

The importance of using a compliant umbrella company

With the impending rollout of the off-payroll rules in the private sector, closely mirroring the rollout to the public sector that we saw rushed through in April 2017, the importance of working through a compliant umbrella company is as important as ever. Clearly, not all contractors use umbrella companies, and the continued use of a PSC is still acceptable, but not always to best approach if the off-payroll rules (essentially IR35) applies to your assignment. With the public sector rollout, the industry saw an increase in more dubious umbrella companies offering loan schemes to reduce (avoid) tax and NI contributions. Essentially, with these schemes, a contractor would be paid from an employee benefit trust in the form or an interest free loan that is never expected to be repaid. Unfortunately, and often unbeknown to contractors, these schemes are illegal and HMRC is determined to close them. Perhaps more concerning for any contractor that has been remunerated in this way is that HMRC is also entitled to collect unpaid taxes and NICs due on the loan payments, going back as far as April 1999!! This has come as quite a shock to as many as 50,000 contactors who have used them, many receiving life changing demands, some over £100,000. It is estimated if a contractor earning as ‘little’ as £40,000 per year over 5 years has been paid in this way they could face a tax bill of over £50,000. As a responsible agency we have a preferred list of umbrella companies that we provide to our contractors but on many occasions a contractor has their own preferred option. In these circumstances we will carry out due diligence on these to ensure they are compliant although if we are provided with false information we cannot always guarantee HMRC will not be knocking on the contractor’s door in the future. For any contractor that believes their agency will have to pick up their tax bill, you will find you are sadly mistaken unless your agency clearly coerced you into using a non-compliant umbrella offering such an illegal scheme. Any reputable agency would not dream of taking such as risk. The moral of this is if it appears too good to be true, it probably is. And it will come back to haunt you. Our compliance team are here to assist with all on boarding and are happy to provide our extensive list of compliance umbrella service providers.