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IT contractors in high demand across Europe

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Latest research has shown that IT contractors are experiencing an increase in demand across the whole of Europe.

The new report, which was produced by IT recruiter Volt Workforce Solutions, has shown that there has been a significant rise in the amount of assignments given to freelancers working in the European IT skills market.

The majority of projects are coming from France, Germany and Switzerland, with the skills most in demand being in mobile application development, Net development, Android and Silverlight.

Volt president Tom Daley explained, “For the balance of our clients, contingent workers are essential to their project-based activities since it’s easier to ramp up teams for new initiatives with contingent workers.

This is particularly advantageous when time-to-market is important for new projects/products.”

Mr Daley added, “The demand for highly-skilled IT professionals has picked up quite a bit, albeit somewhat unevenly across our geographic markets.

We’re seeing clients applying a careful and methodical approach to requesting IT talent in that they are looking for very specialised skill sets related to emerging technologies.

We’re also seeing a higher demand for functional roles such as business analysts and project managers.

This usually indicates an increase in the amount of projects being scoped out and we anticipate this will lead to further increases in demand for IT talent as these projects are implemented.”

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