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IT contractors with analytic, mobile and security skills to see rise in rates of pay

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IT contractors will be pleased to learn that those with specific skills in big data analytics, ecommerce and mobile, and IT security, are to experience a rise in pay.

The Robert Half report, the 2014 Salary Guide, revealed that salaries for all those roles will rise by 4% or more during 2014, which will interestingly outperform the average UK salary rise rate of 2.5%.

The reason behind such a rise in rates is due to the fact that IT professionals with these skills are hard to find; company directors are reporting IT skills shortages and challenges in finding IT professionals, particularly in software/applications development, infrastructure, cloud technology and security.

It is believed that the trend is being driven by the need for organisations to remain commercially focused, looking to enhance employee productivity by updating desktop and business applications while also investing in customer-facing initiatives to provide a dynamic online experience.

Phil Sheridan, Senior Managing Director, Robert Half Technology said, “Technology is a key element in the recovery of the UK economy, whether it’s supporting new propositions or helping to improve business operations. 

“Candidates with the most sought after skills are receiving multiple job offers and employers looking to secure the industry’s top talent are finding that lengthy interview rounds are prompting their top choices to accept competing offers.

“Companies will use technology to grow their businesses as we emerge from the economic downturn: candidates with a strong sense of commerciality and business acumen as well as technical skills are increasingly called on to manage product development lifecycles and deliver business solutions.”

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