Umbrella Company Employees and permies seeking new work in the technology sector can look forward to a year of opportunity in 2013, according to a new report from the financial services giant Barclays.

The latest Barclay’s Job Creation Survey, which polled over 700 UK businesses, reveals that 63% of technology firms intend to create new jobs during 2013 and 58% say they will be creating full-time positions. The percentages are appreciably higher in the technology sector than elsewhere, with the cross-sector average for firms planning to open new jobs standing at 56%.

57% of the new technology roles will be in senior management, although 37% will go to entry-level candidates. 69% of technology employers taking part in the poll said they had no plans to cut jobs this year.

The MD of Barclay’s Technology, Marketing and Media division, Sean Duffy, said: “The significant increase in top level jobs, higher than any other sector, demonstrates how serious these businesses are about achieving their ambitious growth plans.”

The news was less upbeat for refugees from the public sector, however. The survey also found that a sizeable proportion (63%) of respondents believe that it is unlikely that the private sector will be able to absorb job losses from the public sector, not least because 59% declared they would not be inclined to offer positions to ex-public sector employees.

39% said they believed public sector candidates would not be qualified to work in the private sector.

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