Great job news for contractors working in the IT industry, as new findings reveal that the push for 4G in the UK means that IT contractors with these specific skills could find themselves in high demand.
The latest research, which has been carried out by Coleman Parkes on behalf of the UK’s biggest communications company, Everything Everywhere, found that a massive 93 per cent of businesses surveyed want 4G to be bought to the UK as soon as possible.
The survey involved asking more than a thousand British business leaders, their views on Forth Generation of Cellular Communications (4G). The research revealed that 94 per cent of respondents believe that the UK needs the latest internet technology in order to remain competitive and protect jobs.
Out of those surveyed, 86 per cent of business leaders believe that access to a 4G network will increase their business productivity and nearly a third (29%) said that it would increase their ability to engage with customers and colleagues through a variety of channels, such as mobile TV, video conferencing, and through CRM applications.
Everything Everywhere’s Vice President of B2B, Martin Stiven, said, “In today’s global economy, UK businesses need 4G networks to help them be more productive and compete on the international stage. Half of the countries on the G20 list of the world’s biggest economies already have 4G, leaving British businesses at risk of falling behind rivals.”
Many freelancers who have these specialist skills in the IT market could find themselves being sought after by these businesses; and not just for the development and setting up of the technology, but also because the introduction of 4G will increase flexible working opportunities.