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UK Contractors: IT rates of pay up by 2.5%

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IT contractors will be pleased to hear that IT and technology rates of pay are on the rise.

The Market Insight report from Greythorn has revealed that rates of pay for IT professionals have risen by 2.5% over the last 12 months.

The sector is also experiencing high demand, with up to 25,000 new IT roles being created in the past year.  The recruiter company found that those most in demand included programmers and those with software development skills, with as many as 12,000 new job roles being created in these specific areas. 

Mark Baxter, Managing Director of Greythorn, said, “IT and Tech is at the vanguard of the economy and the sector is growing year by year. It is extremely important in maintaining a global advantage for businesses in every sector and talented staff are at the very heart of this.

“A huge number of new roles are being created, and skilled professionals have never been more in demand particularly in emerging technologies. Those that have the skills can demand increased salaries and bonuses, knowing they hold the power in any negotiations.”

He added, “Even with the increasing proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other new technology, web development still tops the list of sought after skills this year.

“This shows it is crucial that IT professionals keep their online skillsets up to scratch. Those who continue to refresh and enhance their web based skills will reap the best rewards given such expertise and knowledge continues to be in very high in demand across the sector.” 

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