Here’s the bottom line. If you’re offering a £35,000 salary a typical recruiter will charge around £7,000 when they place someone with you.
If you employ me to do the job you will pay much less, probably around £2,000 depending on how much you want to do yourself.
Plus you get my experience as both a techie and a hiring manager, something the agencies don’t offer.
And if we find the right person I don’t charge anything extra. That’s what I mean by no strings attached.