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UK businesses plan further job opportunities, with IT professionals in particular seeing a rise in demand

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Contractors will be pleased to hear that a new survey has revealed that more UK firms are looking to create new job opportunities.

The report, Barclay’s 2013 Job Creation Survey, surveyed 700 firms across the UK, with results showing that the majority (70%) of businesses will be hiring more workers and creating new opportunities this year.

Of the many sectors surveyed, it was the technology sector that had the highest percentages in terms of hiring.

Respondents from the UK technology sector said they will be seeking out highly skilled IT professionals, with 63% confirming that they plan to create new jobs throughout 2013.

The main types of jobs that this sector will be looking to fulfill include senior management (57%) and entry-level roles (37%).

Managing director of Barclays’ Technology, Media and Telecoms team, Sean Duffy, said, “The significant increase in top level jobs, higher than any other sector, demonstrates how serious these businesses are about achieving their ambitious growth plans.”

IT contractors will also be interested to learn that an earlier report from Techno Jobs showed that contractors working in this sector are currently in high demand, as the job site found that IT job vacancies had increased by 4000+ in just one year.

Director of Techno Jobs, Anthony Sherick, explained that as technology continues to develop, the more highly skilled IT professionals will be needed in the future.

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