IT Job Numbers on the Rise, New Figures Show

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The UK IT jobs market is displaying good signs of recovery, with the number of permanent positions more than doubling since last year, according to new research.

The rise in demand suggests that businesses are looking to their IT departments to innovate and drive more business

The UK IT jobs market is displaying good signs of recovery, with the number of permanent positions more than doubling since last year, according to new research.

Looking at the total number of job adverts placed by private sector businesses across the UK last month, specialist IT recruitment firm IntaPeople found that permanent IT roles have increased by 55% when compared to July 2009.

C# and .NET developers enjoyed the largest increase in demand over the past 12 months, with vacancy numbers rising by 40%. Requirements for IT Support workers were also up by 25%.

In addition to significant improvements for permanent positions, there was also moderate growth for contract-based workers, with the number of IT contract vacancies up by 12.5%.

Stephen Riley, Director at IT recruitment agency IntaPeople, commented:

“IT has been one area that has continued to perform well despite a difficult backdrop. The rise in demand suggests that businesses are looking to their IT departments to innovate and drive more business.

“We are hopeful that this upward trend will be maintained for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen whether the recent burst of growth will be enough to compensate for impending job losses in the public sector.”

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