reports surge in IT Contract Vacancies in 2011

The report found that:

  • 5.7% increase in demand for permanent IT professionals
  • 11.1% increase in the number of IT contract vacancies advertised
  • Contract rates have increased for five quarters in a row
  • 80% of all contract vacancies are being advertised in the south of the country
  • London and the Midlands saw a rise in demand for contractors of over 10% during the last quarter
  • 46.4% of demand came from Software houses
  • 35.8% of demand came from financial institutions

The Website Director of, Richard Nott, said that “The market has continued to stabilise and our latest data shows that demand for IT professionals has now increased for six consecutive quarters. 2010 saw steady growth in demand for IT personnel, with an eight per cent increase in the second quarter, followed by eight per cent in the third and five per cent in the final quarter of the year.”

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