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Marketing contractors to see a surge in demand

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A new report by recruiter Michael Page, has revealed that the marketing industry is set to find a rise in demand within the following year.

The Michael Page Marketing 2013 report, which will please the many contractors working in the marketing sector across the UK, found that of the industry experts surveyed, 40% said that they expect the number of marketing contractors to increase within their company, over the next 12 months.

According to the report, those with digital marketing skills in particular will find themselves in demand, and, 41% of those surveyed said that any skills shortages within their company would more than likely be solved by taking on contractors and other flexible workers.

The survey’s other findings included regional expectations across the country.  The north was found to be especially promising for contractors during last year and is thought to continue to way well into 2013; the growth of the financial services sector is though to be the reason behind this.

The south-east was also found to be a promising opportunity for marketing contractors, particularly within the business services sector.

The Michael Page report has predicted that the higher education sector will bring new job opportunities for marketing contractors within the next 12 months, due to increased tuition fess resulting in universities having to compete harder for new students.

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