The recent quarterly jobs index has now announced that the demand for digital skills has ‘exploded’ over the past 12 months.
The research, which has been carried out by specialist recruiters JM Digital, has found that IT contractors who specialise in the digital IT skills market will not find themselves short of work.
The financial sector in particular has been offering rewarding pay for IT contractors, which can be to up 25 per cent higher than those offered by other sectors.
Dave Pye, CEO of the JM Group, explained, “The demand for digital projects has never been so great but the problem companies now face is the shortage of digital skills available. Over the last six months we’ve seen a crossover of digital contractors moving from agencies into the financial sector. This has been a real issue for companies which are unable to compete with the rates these banks are offering.”
Head of JM Digital, David Young, added, “Banks have been able to attract digital IT contractors due to their ability to offer significantly more money and, in comparison to the consultancy sector, often better working hours. The high level of complexity with banking systems is also a key attraction for many candidates who like the challenge it offers them.
“If you are an IT contractor, the digital sector is the place to be at the moment. Especially when you consider that digital IT contractors with experience in mobile/tablet platforms or social media can now be earning as much as £500 per day.”