Contractors ‘an essential part’ of recruitment activity according to expert
In recent comments, President of IT recruiter Volt Workforce Solutions Tom Daley has indicated that IT contractors could see the demand for their services increase as a result of time-to-market concerns. He believes that this method of IT hiring has become popular as the economy continues to recover, stating that for his IT clients contractors are “essential to their project-based activities, since it’s easier to ramp-up teams for new initiatives”.
This news came soon after the latest CW Jobs and Jobsadwatch report revealed that contractors, especially in IT, have more opportunities than permanent staff. The study revealed that there has been an 11% rise in IT contractor job posts in the first three months of the year, compared to just 5% of growth for permanent positions over the same period of time. Commenting on these results, Richard Nott, Jobs Director at CWJobs, said, “The market has continued to stabilise and our latest data shows that demand for IT professionals has now increased for six consecutive quarters. 2010 saw steady growth in demand for IT personnel, with an 8% increase in the second quarter, followed by 8% in the third and 5% in the final quarter of the year.”
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