A recent report has found that there has been an increased demand for IT contractors, showing a rise in vacancies double the rate of permanent placements.
The research, carried out by Computer People’s IT Monitor, has shown that during May of this year, contract job opportunities have grown by +16.65% month-on-month.
The Computer People research has revealed that the demand for IT professionals was extremely high during May of last year, with the Olympics thought to be the reason behind this.
Within this time, it was the contracting market in particular that witnessed an incredible demand; much more than the permanent sector.
Figures show that for contractors, there was a significant rise within the business intelligence and database administration areas – business intelligence recorded a year-on-year growth in the number of vacancies. It was the application analyst and network engineer positions that were the most in demand for permanent workers.
According to the IT Monitor, it was the South East of England that remains the most lucrative place for IT professionals, with the largest annual growth coming from Wales (at +19.5%) and Scotland (at +18.5%).
Another recent positive report for the IT contracting sector has revealed that rates of pay are set to rise over the next six months.
The international consulting company, Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), interviewed 150 IT companies and IT users about their average daily pay rates, and found that rates are expected to climb due to the increased demand in cloud computing.
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