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NHS could provide new job opportunities for IT contractors

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A recent survey carried out by Twenty Recruitment has revealed great news for IT contractors, as more trusts are planning to hire contractors for upcoming IT projects.

The latest research found that two out of three NHS Trusts plan to take on contractors, with only 35% saying they would be using in house employees.

According to the findings, 70% of NHS Trusts said that IT was one of their top priorities with more new projects being planned under its 2013 budget, such as the movement of all medical records into a computerised format.  This time last year the figure stood at just 40%.

The agency said, “Many of the headlines in recent months have been around job cuts and downsizing in the public sector.  But it seems the war for talent – particularly from a technology perspective – is firmly back on the agenda.”

This latest news is yet another positive reflection of the IT industry; just last month Recruiter magazine revealed that IT experts have predicted that the industry is looking to flexible workers more than ever before.

Another report carried out by Barclay’s last month also showed that IT contractors could find themselves in high demand during 2013, as more UK technology firms look to create new job opportunities this year.

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