Confidence within the IT contracting community is up year on year, recent research by umbrella employment provider, Giant Group, has suggested.
Results of its latest contractor survey of IT specialists show increased confidence in the temporary market. Compared to figures over the last two years, the length between assignments is reducing, with the majority (82%) citing less than 31 days. In comparison, those recording 90 days and above has halved since 2011.
Furthermore, over half of respondents are expecting job opportunities in IT to grow over the coming year and a further 64% predicting their earnings will increase. The survey also suggests that the top sectors for IT contracting opportunities over the next 12 months will be Support Services (26%), Financial Services (19%), Public Sector (14%) and Engineering & Construction (12%).
Matthew Brown, MD of Giant, said: "During times of budget and staff cuts, the demand for contractors has a tendency to spike. However, as positivity returns to the economy it is encouraging to note that the IT contracting community is reporting an increase in opportunities. It's clear that organisations are continuing to recognise the value these experts can bring to businesses and are expecting to not only utilise this resource over the next year, but also potentially allocate more budget to these specialists."
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