IT Staffing Picking up Momentum

By CIO Update Staff

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Currently, there are over 21,000 jobs on IT Job Board, this represents a 16% increase quarter over quarter. In Q1 of this year, IT manager and IT support roles represented the highest proportion of jobs on site.

The main skills in demand continue to be IT managers, IT support, project managers, SQL and software engineers. The pattern across all of these skills is heavily slanted towards permanent positions. There is significant demand for specialist skills such as IT security and .Net roles. The number of IT security jobs posted, rose by 67 percent quarter over quarter, .Net jobs increased by 51 percent, indicating that the job market is showing some expansive growth in non-core areas. Contract positions have also seen a significant upward shift, with an increase of 54 percent from the start of the year to the end of March.

"We have continued to see a rapid rise in the number of positions being advertised in the first quarter of 2010, a real sign that the market is bouncing back," said Alex Farrell, managing director of The IT Job Board, in a statement.

The IT Job Board group of companies was set up in April 2002 in recognition that recruitment in the IT sector was increasingly dominated by the internet. Today, The IT Job Board is the UK's biggest IT specialist recruitment website with over 23,383 vacancies advertised as at April 2010.