- Anna Scott
The length of time between assignments in the temporary market is reducing, with 82 per cent of respondents citing fewer than 31 days. In comparison, those recording 90 days and above has halved since 2011.
Over half of respondents are expecting job opportunities in IT to grow over the coming year and a further 64% predict their earnings will increase. The top sectors for IT contracting opportunities over the next year will be support services (26%), financial services (19%), the public sector (14%) and engineering and construction (12%).
“During times of budget and staff cuts, the demand for contractors has a tendency to spike,” said Matthew Brown, managing director of giant. “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,” he added.