As this year progresses, it would seem that demand for IT contractors is also progressing. Speaking to Contract Eye, IT recruitment agency CV Screen reported that they has seen demand for IT professionals rise by a staggering 23% during the past three months. During the same period, the agency noticed that there was less applicants per job, equating to a drop of around 25%. Back in May, the agency received an average of 109 applications per position in comparison to an average of 68 in September.
Matthew Iveson of CV Screen commented to Contract Eye: “We’re hopeful that the IT Jobs market is over the worst with an encouraging increase in the number of roles registered in quarter three. We are now seeing confidence returning to the IT jobs market. Many IT professionals had put their career aspirations on hold due to the economic climate are now beginning to test the water.”
“With unemployment rising and the economic climate bleak, many IT professionals sensibly decided to remain with their current employers until the market improved. There are early signs that these candidates are beginning to seek new opportunities where better training, salaries and long term career opportunities are on offer.”
Iveson ended on a positive note: “With confidence gradually returning to the industry, we fully expect that by early next year the IT Jobs market will be returning to pre credit crunch levels.”