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Demand for IT security contractors on the rise

IT security professionals are the most sought-after contractors within the UK’s growing jobs market according to new research from Sonovate.


Overall growth for contract security roles has reached a year-on-year high of 19%, and this level of demand is set to grow by 30% over the course of 2016, according to the research.


The data, based on the number of active roles advertised either directly or via recruitment agencies, highlights that the demand for IT security professionals is closely followed by roles in UX, recording a 17% year-on-year growth and architecture (5%).


Within IT security, the highest month-on-month demand is for consultants (52%), with network security engineers (26%) and analysts (24%) a close second and third respectively.


Richard Prime, co-CEO and co-founder of Sonovate, commented, “IT security has always been important for companies looking to protect their business interests – something which has only been reinforced by the recent spate of high-profile data breaches and cyber-attacks. In addition, changing attitudes to work have resulted in a burgeoning contractor market.”


“There’s a real appetite for high-quality contractors at the moment. This research says one thing loud and clear: it’s a great time to be an IT security recruiter, especially one with an eye for opportunity.” 

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