Cognitive (Focus on Microsoft) is your dedicated partner for Microsoft recruitment. Having had over 15 years of experience offering both Contract and Permanent recruitment solutions across the Microsoft stack - Microsoft Dynamics (D365 CE, D365 F&O, BC), Power Platform (Power Apps) Azure Data and AI, Azure Security and Infrastructure and M365, and as a Microsoft Partner ourselves, we're confident we can deliver beyond your expectations.

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Looking for a new role?

Whether you're an experienced Azure architect, a skilled Dynamics 365 developer, or a proficient Power BI analyst, we have the perfect opportunities to match your skills and aspirations. Take a look at some of our live roles now, or carry on browsing for more information about our services.

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Looking to hire Microsoft talent?

We specialise in sourcing and placing highly skilled experts in Microsoft technologies. Whether you're an end-user implementing a solution or a Partner looking to expand your team, we can help. Upload your vacancy now or carry on reading for more information about us.

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Build your Microsoft team with confidence.

As a business, we are completely dedicated to Microsoft recruitment and are proud to be a Microsoft partner for talent, proving we know our market inside and out. Our knowledge is what separates us from the rest and drives us forward.

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Microsoft Partner for Talent

We are one of only a select group of recruitment organisations partnered with Microsoft in their Partner skills programme, this shows the level of trust they have in our ability to deliver, and also, support their partner network.

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Microsoft Experts

We are fully commtied to the tech and a number of our dedicated recruitment consultants have even completed Microsoft certifications, so you can be confident that we have the technical knowledge to understand your requirements. 

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Having built up an established network, we’re fully integrated in this space. This saves you time as we understand the talent pools, and means we’re not just searching for CVs - we know who to approach and also, who to avoid!

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Our Offering

How can we support your Microsoft hiring?

Permanent Hires

When it comes to permanent recruitment in the Microsoft space, it's not just another hire; it's a pivotal, business-critical decision. We understand that candidates must not only possess the right skills but also be a cultural fit. That's why we invest time in truly understanding our clients, ensuring that when we find someone, we know they'll be the perfect fit. With our history and close collaboration with top-tier Microsoft professionals throughout their careers, we can promptly connect you with the essential hires to anchor your project or build a successful future for your organisation.


Hiring as you need it. This is our standard recruitment offering, that allows you total flexibility.


Project-based recruitment offering - perfect for those who are building a team and want clarity on cost.

Account Management

We become an extension of your team; ideal for consultancies and larger partners looking for a continous flow of staff.

Contract Hires

Are you having to delay or turn away business due to lack of available specialist talent? Do you have projects ramping up and need to assemble a team quickly, or are you unable to find FTE’s fast enough? Then perhaps you need a flexible workforce solution so that you can scale up and down easily. Given how intimately we know the Microsoft market, we've been know to get shortlists over within 30 minutes and hired within a day.

Standard Contract / FTE Recruitment

Fast-paced contingent contract recruitment for urgent and immediate roles. 

Project Based Contract Recruitment

Exclusive project based hires assignments where multiple hires / teams are

Team Build

We pride ourselves on being more than just a "bums on seats" recruitment agency. With our extensive experience, we are used to building comprehensive teams, ready to support the entire project lifecycle for some of the largest organisations within the Microsoft space. From project inception through to seamless implementation, we provide tailored staffing solutions that ensure success at every stage. 

Project Discovery

We provide a holistic, end-to-end solution for all your implementation needs.

Project Ramp up

Quickly access to hard-to-find resources, with multiple models to suit our clients' needs.

Project Recovery

If you're struggling with your current supplier, we can rapidly get the right team in place to get you back on track


Microsoft Community

We love being part of the Microsoft community and support it in multiple ways, including hosting our own social events. With no expectations or speakers, our gatherings are all about enjoying great company and networking with like-minded professionals. Join us to share experiences, expand your horizons, and experience the benefits of a vibrant and supportive Microsoft ecosystem!

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Downloadable Guide

How to become a contractor in the Microsoft space.

Are you currently working in a permanent position, but considering what other options you have? Transitioning to contract work can be a game-changer for your career in the Microsoft space. Download our definitive guide on everything you need to know before you make the switch.

  • Notice periods
  • Day rates 
  • IR35 regulations 
  • Limited and umbrella companies 
  • Tax and VAT implications 
  • Insurance requirements 
  • Contract essentials 
  • Time-sheet management
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Let’s start something together.

Whether you’re looking for an exciting new role or want to build your team with talented new hires we want to talk about it!

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