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Computer Peoples IT Monitor Market Still Candidate Led

Computer People’s IT Monitor – Market Still Candidate Led

Since June last year, when a marked shift in market from permanent to contract vacancies was recorded (approx 50% of permanent jobs turning into contractor opportunities), we have seen increasing stability in the jobs market with permanent vacancies beginning to take positive steps towards recovery. Whilst the month on month changes relatively small, the IT Monitor gives a good indication of wider industry trends with permanent salaries and contract rates stabilising across almost all sectors

Whilst the survey has recorded that the number of permanent vacancies has decreased by c.2,000 since the same period last year, this is still very much a candidate led environment where the best candidates will always find jobs. The demand for highly skilled individuals is still very high and this is reflected by the continuing rise of permanent salaries

With companies’ ongoing need to develop new products and update existing applications to keep pace with the changing demands of their customers, development technologies are emerging as the most sought after skills

Of the individual jobs, Business Intelligence experienced the greatest increase in contract salaries this month (up 1.41%) whilst the biggest decline was recorded at 0.92% for SQL servers.

Computer People concludes that the slight slowdown in Q2 can be explained by the fact that many IT projects came to an early end in preparation of London 2012 and that the UK-wide IT industry is going through a period of resource reallocation.

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