IT Recruiter CV Screen has confirmed that the second quarter of this year has seen a dramatic rise in the number of IT vacancies registered with them. They have made a comparison between this period and the same period in 2009 and have found the rise equates to a 47% increase. There has also been a 36% drop in the number of applicants per vacancy during this same period, down from 295 to 187. CV Screen has attributed this to individuals choosing to leave their current positions for new challenges rather than being forced to look for work thorough redundancies.

In a press release Matthew Iveson from CV Screen said: “We believe that the affect the recession had on the IT Jobs market is beginning to diminish. Companies are growing in confidence and in turn looking to recruit more staff. They are now able to plan for the future with more certainty. The drop in applications per role could well be a sign that IT professionals are being more selective in the roles they apply for. We have seen them place more importance on career prospects and training that a role offers, rather than just the financial rewards”

Mr Iveson concluded: “We have also seen that more candidates are leaving their roles out of choice, rather than due to reasons such as redundancy. This is a sure sign that the IT Jobs market is heading back towards pre-recession levels”

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