Retail e-commerce contractors in high demand
Figures published by employment agency ReThink Recruitment have shown that demand for e-commerce skills in the retail sector is pushing earnings up for those with IT skills, meaning good news for IT contractors working in the UK’s retail sector. According to the findings, demand for e-commerce specialists has doubled over the last 12 months and the trend has led to a number of bidding wars, with some companies willing to up their offers by as much as 25% more than those in other sectors in order to retain quality IT specialists.
Iain Blair, Director of ReThink, explained, “We are seeing unprecedented demand for e-commerce specialists as major retailers compete to introduce advanced functionality to their e-commerce platforms. The last 12 months has witnessed an astonishing turnaround in demand for IT staff in the retail sector, making the market for e-commerce skills now very much candidate-led.”