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Thursday, 09 August 2012 10:47

UK IT contractor demand up

Written by Nick Farrell



Report blames the Olympics  


Demand for IT contractors in the second quarter of 2012 has seen a three per cent increase, according to quarterly data from IT specialist recruitment site, CWJobs.co.uk.   

The site said that there is a clear shift toward temporary workers in the last quarter, the need for permanent staff declined for the first time since the second quarter of 2009 – falling 1 per cent. The report blames the Olympics claiming that companies are opting to hire more ‘short-term’ IT professionals to meet deadlines for ‘the greatest show on earth’ and provide appropriate support during the games.

This is because 90 percent of contract vacancies are located in the South of England are in close proximity to the London games. Richard Nott, Website Director, at CWJobs said that the increase in IT contractor vacancies shows that businesses have been taking the relevant steps to prepare for London 2012.

The role IT specialists have played in delivering the Games this summer  should not go unnoticed. This data comes following official statistics indicating that the UK has seen a reduction in unemployment across all sectors in the last quarter, with levels falling by 65,000 in Q2. Reports have suggested that this boost has been driven largely by London 2012.

The contract skills showing as being in greatest demand are .Net, with vacancies up by 3.3 per cent, followed by C# up by 3.1 per cent.

Nick Farrell

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