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Technology & Digital


We work with some of the most forward-thinking employers around to recruit people who want to work at the cutting-edge of technology and digital.

The opportunities are huge, and they’re developing all the time. Our specialist technology and digital recruitment team places people in permanent and contract roles of various levels throughout the sector.

Roles we specialise in include (but are not limited to):

  • C-Suite / IT Directors / IT Managers

  • Network & Infrastructure

  • Software Development

  • Project Services

  • QA / Testing

  • Big Data / Data Science

  • Information Security

For a confidential conversation about your next career move, or if you’re looking for talented professionals to join your team, speak to our Head of Technology & Digital.

To find out more about our specialist Technology & Digital areas, please click below: 

Full Stack, Back, Core & Front End JavaScript Development & Software Engineers

We provide Front End, Back End, Core and Full Stack JavaScript Developers to some of the most exciting companies in South Wales and South West. From tech start-ups up to bigger corporations, we’ve worked with a range of clients in the Java Space and have proven experience in building out tech teams from scratch across a variety of roles and all levels of seniority. We are well-immersed in sourcing the best talent specialised in the latest JavaScript technologies (React, Angular, Vue, Node) and aware of the ever-changing skills and experience industry requirements (Java8 proficiency and above, cloud services e.g. Docker and Kubernetes, Object Orientated programming, Spring Frameworks, AI and ML, Python scripting and Fintech).

.Net Development & Engineers

We provide .NET developers and software engineers to a range of companies who are bringing to life new ideas and products. We hire from entry level, through to senior and hands off management positions with flexible working arrangements that offer the opportunity to learn and implement new technologies ranging from .NET Core, Blazer, Azure, Kubernetes and Docker as well as React, Angular, Vue as well as other JavaScript frameworks on the front end.

PHP Development

We work with an array of clients across South Wales and the South West, helping them build their development team with PHP Developers of all levels of seniority and a range of backgrounds. We cover everything PHP: from Magento-focused developers with an e-commerce background, Laravel developers with a large-scale CMS systems focus to senior positions like Development Leads and CTOs, we bring clients and candidates together to provide opportunities to both. 

QA/ Software Testing

We thoroughly cover the QA/Software testing space across South Wales, South West and the West Midlands, permanent and contract. We work with a great range of people across all levels of seniority, both manual and automated, from Junior Test Analysts to Senior Automation QA Engineers to Heads of Testing. We also cover the niche, hard-to-find skillsets: performance testers, penetration testers.

Contract Projects

We present the opportunity to work with exciting enterprises on incredible programmes, projects and products. Everything ranging from dynamic media applications for the biggest names in music streaming, all the way through to game-changing HR platforms for heavy hitters within Human Capital. We understand technology trends and have an unparalleled market insight into where the UK contract bubble floats. Our specialist consultants are not just experts in the recruitment process, but capable advisors in IR35, the onboarding process, compliance and in understanding statements of working.

Our Contract specialists can fill roles including, but not limited to:

  • Application Development (React/Angular/NextJS/NestJS/Typescript)

  • Mobile Development (React Native/Flutter/Kotlin)

  • Back End Development (Python/Java)

  • CMS Development (Umbraco/Hubspot/Wordpress)

  • Technical Architecture

  • Project Management (Business Analysis/Project Controls/Delivery Management)

  • IT Support (Service Desk/1st Line/ 2nd Line)

  • Framework Development (.NET/Java)

  • Full Stack Development (Node/MongoDB/SCSS/AWS)

Jake Appleton - Divisional Head Technology & Digital

"The Yolk IT team is engrained in the local tech scene. Our team boasts some of South Wales’ most experienced and well connected technology recruitment professionals. We have a proven track record of building technology teams from the ground up as well as supporting leading blue chip companies with their technical recruitment needs."


​Here's what some clients and candidates have had to say

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  • “I’ve trusted Yolk to source developers and other technical roles for Wealthify and other businesses for years. They understand our company culture and technology stack, and have supported us in building a talented and loyal team. We value the close working relationship we have with Yolk over working with agencies further afield.”

    Michael Ashford, Chief Technology Officer

  • ​Jake has been superb throughout the process and it's really encouraging to work with agencies that understand matters such as IR35 in great detail. Recommended.

    Mark Campbell

    Candidate, Contract

  • "Steve and the team at Yolk Recruitment did a fantastic job helping us to grow a first-class development team from scratch. Ensuring that our specific requirements were well understood, the team worked not only to find candidates with right skills but, importantly, the right fit for our company culture and fast-paced start-up environment."

    Leon James , CTO

  • ​I was contacted by Jake from Yolk's contract business about a new contractor opportunity that was coming up.On both our initial call and all subsequent ones he was very professional but also relatable, easy to talk to and frank in his guidance and when describing the role. He offered me a lot of support and checked in with me constantly through the recruitment process to make sure everything was proceeding as planned.He also reached out to m...

    John Davenport

    Candidate, Contract

  • "I recently worked with Steve on an assignment to a Public Sector organisation and found him very hard working and supportive, from acquiring the assignment in the first place, working through the confusion of new IR35 contract issues, as well as ongoing housekeeping and support throughout the contract life span. I absolutely look forward to working with him again."

    Robert Armstrong


  • "Working with Yolk Recruitment has been a pleasure over the last twelve months, they have engaged with HEFCE's values, culture and understand what managers need from a candidate filling a role. They take the time to get to know the organisation and understand what is needed from each role, they take the time to come and meet our managers at our offices to understand how best someone can fit in the teams. This has proven to work as they identif...

    Ashleen Ward

Case Studies

Here are some case studies that demonstrate our expertise in the area of IT recruitment. 

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What We've Been Up To

  1. Download the Yolk Recruitment Tech Salary Guide 2022
    1. Yolk Recruitment's Technology & Digital Salary Guide for 2022 covers market research and salary benchmarks for the areas of DevOps, Infrastructure and Support. In this market research report, we have presented the median salary based on analysis of 10 companies based in South Wales, recruited for in the last 6 months rounded to the nearest £500.

    2. Download the Salary Guide here

  2. Yolk Technology & Digital now recruiting for Contract projects 
    1. ​Yolk Technology & Digital were thrilled to welcome Jake Appleton to the team at the start of 2021, as he joined us as a Senior Consultant to manage our contract projects. Jake's focus is on building our key clients within this area, while also ensuring we're representing the best contract talent, with a focus on React and Software Developers. Get in touch with Jake to find out more about our contract opportunities.

    2. Speak to Jake Appleton

  3. Cardiff Tech Talks
    1. Our Tech Talks give anyone working or interested in the technology world a chance to network with individuals with similar interests, as well as hear from experts in the field.  Our speakers are there to share their expertise whilst the local tech community brings its enthusiasm and love for sharing best practice. To top that, refreshments and food are always provided!

    2. Follow our Meetup Page

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Latest jobs in Technology & Digital

Key Contacts

  • Erin Masson
    Erin Masson

    Delivery Consultant

    ​​​​​02922 671 372

    IT Recruitment Specialist

  • Ryan Harris
    Ryan Harris

    Team Manager

    02922 671 378

    Infrastructure & Networks Specialist

  • Jeffrey Barr
    Jeffrey Barr

    Contract Consultant

    ​02921 673 763

    Contract Consultant - Data

  • Matthew Morgan
    Matthew Morgan


    02921 673 759

    Technology & Digital recruitment specialist

  • Chloe Thomas
    Chloe Thomas


    ​​​02922 673 730

    Technology & Digital Associate Consultant

  • Stephen Sutton
    Stephen Sutton


    0745 816 3067

    PMO / Business Change Specialist

  • Jack Brewster
    Jack Brewster

    Associate Consultant

    02922 671 375

    Technology & Digital Associate Consultant

  • Jake Appleton
    Jake Appleton

    Divisional Head of Technology & Digital

    02921 67 37 46

    Divisional Head of Technology & Digital

  • David Jenkins
    David Jenkins

    Business Development Manager, Private Sector

    I identify new business in the private sector, allowing Yolk to partner with clients who are undergoing growth and discovering how Yolk can take this to the next level.

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