IT contractors in high demand, reveals Report on Jobs
A new report has revealed that IT contractors are in high demand among UK employers.
The latest Report on Jobs, carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, has revealed great news for the contracting community, and the IT sector in particular.
Findings from the report have shown that IT & Computing contractors were the most in demand during November, closely followed by Blue Collar.
Other findings from the REC/KPMG survey, which provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, reveal that growth for contractor rates of pay remained solid and faster than in the previous month.
Contractor billings increased once again during last month, with the rate of expansion quickening from that recorded in the previous survey.
Looking at a regional analysis, growth of temp/contractor billings was found to be fastest in the Midlands.
Kevin Green, REC chief executive, said, “If there’s a cloud on the horizon for 2015 it’s the intensifying skills shortages which now spans many sectors and is particularly acute in high-skilled areas like engineering, IT and medicine.
“It’s not just about graduates, vacancies for skilled manual jobs are getting harder to fill as well. The shortage of licensed HGV drivers and forklift operators could mean retailers struggle to meet the Christmas demand generated by ‘Cyber Monday’ and eager shoppers on the high streets.”
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