IT contractors confident about public sector job opportunities
According to a recent study, IT contractors are growing in confidence when it comes to potential job opportunities in the public sector.
The research, which has been carried out by Giant Group, has revealed that 15% of skilled technology contractors expect the public sector to be the source of the most new jobs over the next year. This is up from 9% in 2011 and 6% in 2010.
The Giant Group research explains that public sector cuts have led to increased demand for IT contractors, as managers look to external skills to help improve efficiency and to make up for the lack of permanent workers.
Matthew Brown, Managing Director of Giant, said of the findings, “The public sector cuts of the last two years have placed pressure on managers to increase efficiency and make savings as well as find ways to replace the skills and experience of departing staff.
“This has created plenty of fresh opportunities for IT contractors. Demand for new IT investment has blossomed as managers hunt for efficiencies, while IT contractors are needed to plug holes in staffing capabilities and implement these new IT systems.”
Giant Group figures also found that of those IT contractors surveyed, the majority were most confident about opportunities in the support services sector, with 26% saying that this is where they expect to have the most work – up from 22% a year ago and 19% in 2010.
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