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Optimism in the IT recruitment market finds Computer People IT Monitor

Optimism in the IT recruitment market finds Computer People IT Monitor

The job market for IT professionals is looking positive with both permanent and contract opportunities enjoying year-on-year growth. Permanent jobs available across the whole IT sector are up by 8.09% and contract work is up 3.47% from this time last year.

Many roles are also much more in demand. Software Engineers, Management and Project Management vacancies made a double digit growth in demand in the last year. Permanent Senior Director roles experienced the highest level of growth on the whole – up 78.70% on this time last year.

London and the South East continue to dominate with 53% overall growth. London alone is responsible for over a quarter of all vacancies in the UK at present. The Midlands is showing the most significant changes. In the areas of Business intelligence and Technical Architecture, over 40% of vacancies are currently coming from within the London region.

According to Niall Cook, Managing Director of Computer People, β€œThe forecast is looking extremely positive. All the signs are that there will be both month-on-month and year-on-year growth as we move forward, despite moving into the historically challenging summer holiday period.”

Highlights from IT Monitor:

Overall the IT market is stronger than this time last year

Permanent market far stronger than contract

Contract strength should not be underestimated as figures for June 2012 were buoyed by the London Olympics

Big rise in permanent Director roles

Small rises across most significant contract sectors


West Midlands and East produce greatest rises this month

Wales and Scotland fail to continue recent growth

Regions generally see excellent growth compared to last year


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