Results of its latest contractor survey of IT specialists point to increased confidence in the temporary market. Compared to figures over the last two years, the length between assignments is reducing, with the majority (82 per cent) citing less than 31 days. In comparison, those recording 90 days and above have halved since 2011.
Added to this, over half of respondents are expecting opportunities in IT to grow over the coming year and a further 64 per cent 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 per cent), Financial Services (19 per cent), Public Sector (14 per cent) and Engineering and Construction (12 per cent).
Matthew Brown, Managing Director 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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