By Jonathan London on 9th April 2015

REC: High demand for tech contractors

Contractors with the right tech skills could be in high demand over the coming months, according to a new study.

The latest JobsOutlook from the Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC) shows that the majority of contractor clients are set to increase or freeze the number of contractors they currently deal with the next three months. In the long-term – between the next four to 12 months – 99 per cent are set to hire more contractors to help them meet their objectives, reports ContractorCalculator. In particular, many companies identified a need to access more staff with the right skills, especially in the technical and engineering sectors, and this could lead to a boost in demand for talented contractors.

Dave Chaplin, chief executive of ContractorCalculator, explained: “This month’s JobsOutlook gives technical permies considering contracting the confidence of knowing that not only is there an acute shortage of their skills sets now, but this demand is likely to be sustained over the long term.”

Kevin Green, chief executive of the REC, added that may UK firms have seen a return of confidence to the market in recent months and are well-placed to capitalise on extra demand. He also explained a number of initiatives had helped to restore market activity across a number of sectors and this will bring benefits in the long-term for the country. ”

The government … announced new investment in infrastructure and transport initiatives, which is a further sign of the strengthening economy,” added Mr Green.

Jonathan London Written by Jonathan London

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