Leading IT recruiter confirms growth in contracting opportunities
Comments from Gary Ashworth, Executive Chairman of IT recruiter InterQuest Group, ahead of the firm’s Annual General Meeting last week indicate a strengthening of the market in the UK. He stated that the number of contractors which the group has working on client site has increased by 4% since early January and that the level of fee income generated continues to increase. He also added that, in the face of strengthening market conditions, the group has continued to invest in the business and the number of fee earners now stands at 159 compared to 147 in January.
Ashworth went on to say, “We believe this area of the recruitment industry will grow significantly in the coming years, as businesses seek to narrow the focus of their outsourced recruitment processes in the face of increasing competition for specialist talent. We are seeing signs that the public sector has now stabilised, while growth continues in our financial services focused businesses.”