what we do

Our IT Sectors

Levy Associates delivers comprehensive staffing solutions and project services to the Information Technology sector on a pan European basis. We have particular strengths and experience of supplying people to a wide range of specific industry sectors.


We have a long history in helping our clients within the banking, asset management and insurance sectors deliver systems across the front, middle and back office environments by the engagement of our technical and functional resources. Some of the initiatives we have helped our clients deliver include: The implementation of a global credit risk data warehouse by the analysis, development and test of a Business Intelligence environment for a global investment bank; The analysis, build, test and implementation of a front office trading system for a global asset manager; The enhancement of a global data management landscape by the delivery of a team of data experts and developers with knowledge of financial markets products; System delivery in the domains of trading, risk.

Travel and Airlines

Levy Associates is engaged with many of the world’s leading airline and travel companies, sourcing all the technical expertise for them to deliver various business initiatives such as: The implementation of DCS systems for Customer & Flight Management; New aircraft into service projects for Boeing 787 Dreamliner & Airbus A380 (electronic flight bags); The delivery of Mobile CRM applications for consumers with iPhone, Blackberry, Android devices allowing our clients to reach their customers in shorter delay times.

E-Commerce, Media & Publishing

We have captured the advancement of on-line technologies by regularly identifying resources both in the UK and across Europe to help our clients in the retail, publishing and gaming industries deliver their systems and increase customer awareness of their brand. Here are some examples of our services:; The implementation of a global e-commerce platform for a household publishing company by the provision of programme management, analysis and technical development resource; The delivery of interactive gaming and mobile platforms, in-game betting technology, as well as improved their transactional, payments and security and fraud departments.; Provision of technical staff into highly transactional areas where low latency is vital and we have a particular strength in hiring Software Engineers, Architects, Automation Testers, Scrum Masters, Business Analyst and Project Managers into these areas.


Levy Associates has provided functional and technical staff on an interim basis to some of the largest utilities companies in the world in the following ways: The provision of programme managers, business analysts and technical staff to assist the global roll out of a SAP HR system for a global petrochemical client; The delivery of infrastructure architecture consultancy to perform the global migration of international data centers for one of the biggest energy providers in Europe; The creation of a test automation environment for a water provider in the UK

Jobs and Skills Focus

C-Level / Programme & Project Management

CIO / CTO / COO / Dept Heads / Business & IT Programme Managers & Directors / Project Managers /Project Leads / PMOs / PMP / Prince 2 / Agile / Stakeholder Mgmt / Budgeting / Forecasting / Project planning / Resource Mgmt / Vendor Mgmt


Business /System /Data / Information analysts / BPM / Product owners / Requirements engineers/Credit & Market risk analysts /Regulatory & Financial reporting / User stories / UML

Design and Development

Solution / Enterprise / Integration / Application / SOA Architects/ SW Engineers / Programmers / Developers / DevOps / Agile / Scrum / Kanban / Scrummaster / Technical leads / .NET / Java / Web / Scala/ Erlang/Javascript/ JS Frameworks/ OpenSource / Oracle pl/sql /Front & Back end/ UI/UX /TDD/BDD/Continuous Integration & Deployment/ Business Intelligence / Android / iOS /Tablet / Mobile Apps/ Content Management/ Perl scripting / Sharepoint/ Oracle E-Business suite / Peoplesoft/ SAP


Testers/QA Analyst/ Test Managers & Co-ordinators/ SDET/ Agile QAs/ Automation Architects / Manual/ Automated / Load & Performance/ Regression / UAT/ FAT/ Selenium / Cucumber/ QTP/ Quality Center / TMAP/ ISQTB/ Pen Testing/ Integration testing/


Functional & Technical application support analysts /2nd/3rd line / Desktop / Trade floor support /Front Office / Risk / Back office / Accounting systems / ITIL / SQL

Infrastructure engineering

Infrastructure Architect / Engineer / Database Administrators / Middleware Engineers/ Security Engineers/ Information Security / CISSP/ Network Engineering & Architecture/ Storage / Cloud infrastructure/ Windows / VMWare/ Red Hat Linux / AIX / Solaris / HP-UX / Middleware (Websphere MQ, Portal, WAS, Tibco), Citrix, Cisco, CCNA CCNP, TCP/IP, Juniper, Oracle / Sybase / SQL / EMC / NetApps

Levy Associates flexibility and ability to respond to our ever changing requirements are real plus points and we feel that they know us and know how our business works

- Head of recruitment at one of the world’s leading travel organisations -

How We Do It

Listen, Understand, Deliver

Our approach is based on listening to what our clients need and to identify, qualify and deliver the best people available.
By fully understanding our customers' requirements we are able to supply resources known to us - often through previous use or by rigorous qualification, screening and referencing.

UK and Mainland Europe

Our support service to our contractors is comprehensive and results-based. Regular, documented contact ensures we are constantly evaluating the service and the consultants supplied and adapting as and when required. This sets us apart from our competitors.

Contractor Care and Permanent Relationships

Having offices in the UK and Holland, our company has over 15 years experience in the delivery of IT resources to clients throughout Europe. In mainland Europe, this requires knowledge of the local skills market and an understanding of the local labour laws to ensure the successful and compliant delivery of our recruitment services. Our relocation team also ensures that our consultants are relocated efficiently, enabling them to concentrate on the job in hand at our clients.

“I felt that Levy go beyond the line of duty and definitely outclassed so many other agencies we are used to working with”

- Head of SW Delivery at one of Europe’s Leading Spread betting companies -

Who We Are

Meet the team

Matt Murphy

Managing Director

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in European Business, Matt relocated to Holland to begin his career in recruitment in 1998. He joined Levy Associates in 2003 to set up the Dutch branch in Amsterdam with a view to developing new and existing clients. 11 years later he took over the company following a successful MBO in October 2014. Matt has 17 years experience in delivering teams of project specialists to global investment banks, energy companies and retail giants.

With the help of his team, Matt has plans to grow and expand the operations of Levy both in the UK and across Europe. Matt is married with 3 children and in the rare event of having spare time he likes to play football and golf!

James Duke

Director of Business Development

James started working for Levy Associates in May 2004 coming on board as an Account Manager where he was tasked with opening new business within the Travel & Tourism sector. Notable achievements were delivering over 100 hires into TUI Travel between 2005-2011 on projects such BRAC (Booking Recall & Cancellation), WISH (Web in Shops) & the Airline Crew Portal programme. James was asked to join the board of Levy in October 2014.

James used to be the Herts Under 21 Golf Captain and his claim to fame was beating Luke Donald (ex world No1 Golfer) in a county match. He also led the European Youths championship in 1994 at Royal St David’s with scores of 71,71. James lives in St Albans is married to Laura with two young children Hugo & Vivienne. He is also a lifelong Chelsea Supporter!

Franco Cancelliere

Director of Resource and Delivery

Franco joined Levy Associates in July 2005 as a trainee resourcer having decided to start a career in recruitment. After a successful first 6 months in which he was involved in the hire of 20 Java contractors in to TUI within a 10 day period, he was subsequently promoted to Account Manager, then to Resource and Delivery manager. Franco was also heavily involved in starting the online gaming and ecommerce division.

On the 1st October 2014, Franco was asked to be part of the Board of Directors. He prides himself on delivering high quality candidates to Levy’s clients and is involved in the training of all new Levy staff. Franco is a Liverpool FC supporter who continues to suffer following his team. He’ll also take anybody on at table football!

People are at the heart of our success and we are continually searching for driven individuals and experienced recruiters to come and join our international success story.

We have a comprehensive training programme for all new employees with career progression and opportunities to work in both our UK and Holland offices. Our Levy Academy and regular training seminars on the IT industries sets us aside from our competitors.

We have a ‘work hard play hard’ mentality where hard work and success are recognized and rewarded by fantastic incentives.

If you are interested in becoming a Levyite, please click here to send your CV.

I have found the management of the relationship to be pro-active, responsive and highly communicative and Levy Associates has been successful in putting forward high caliber candidates.

- Senior Recruiter at a global airline -

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