click to view mobile Navigation
You are here > IT recruitment continues its rapid recovery

IT recruitment continues its rapid recovery

IT recruitment across the UK grew by +7.4% in 2013, compared with the previous year, according to a new study from market intelligence provider Key Note, providing encouraging evidence that the slowdown in IT recruitment that stretched over 2008-2009 is well and truly over.

The IT recruitment sector has been in rapid recovery mode since then, with enduring economic recovery encouraging rising corporate investment in IT services and products. Increasing numbers of UK firms have also been giving the green light to IT project development and implementation plans that were mothballed in the dark days of the recession.

The study implicitly suggests that umbrella company workers and other freelancers specialising in IT contracting will continue to be very much in demand, with the report noting strong concern across the UK about a significant IT skills shortage.

Many of the companies participating in the study reported considerable difficulty sourcing suitably skilled candidates, which is a problem that may pose an obstacle to further growth amongst specialist IT recruiters.

The report concluded that the rapid growth seen in recent years shows little sign of stopping and is likely to continue for the next five years.

Demand for skills in high-growth IT areas such as big data, security and enterprise software remains massive, with annual recruitment growth expected to remain vigorous until at least 2017.

-

Hewett Recruitment's IT & Technical Consultant Tom comments, "We’ve seen considerable growth in this area of our business and have even recruited additional members of our IT recruitment team. We are finding more and more that it is now a candidate focused market and companies are having to set themselves apart to attract the best talent."



< Go Back

LATEST NEWS


Hewett's Support Worcester Full & Half Marathon 2018
We are pleased to announce that Hewett Recruitment will be supporting St Richards Hospice and sponsoring the Worcester Full and Half Marathon 2018 as it enters its seventh year.
04/01/2018 10:38:41
Read More >>

HR Professionals Conference 2017 - Huge Success
With over 100 delegates, this years' HR Conference hosted by Hewett Recruitment and the HW Chamber of Commerce is now the largest HR Conference in Worcestershire.
27/11/2017 16:55:25
Read More >>

Hewett’s once again pledge their support to local Foodbanks
Hewett Recruitment have once again pledged their full support this Christmas with a Foodbank collection initiative aimed at helping the local communities of Worcestershire who have fallen on hard times.
18/10/2017 10:55:56
Read More >>

Hope & Glory Dinner - 29th November 2017
Spectacular Black-Tie 'Proms' Celebration in Bewdley... Flag waving and singing to a 20-piece orchestra - three course dinner
22/09/2017 12:20:40
Read More >>

Hewett’s ‘values’ recognised at staff awards
Hewett’s Annual Family Fun Day and Company Awards took place at the West Midlands Safari Park in July.
31/07/2017 15:50:48
Read More >>

LATEST BLOG


Christmas Legal E-Bulletin - Preparing Your Business for 2018
In the last Employment Law E-Bulletin of 2017, learn how to prepare your business for the new year ahead and the recent employment law developments that should be considered.
18/12/2017 12:50:33
Read More >>

Louises Column - The Warriors Community Foundation
Many of us in business engage and support local causes, to help raise awareness and generate much needed funds for charities and local groups to continue their good work. I'd like to highlight and encourage you to get involved with the great work going on at an exceptional and award winning foundation, The Warriors Community Foundation.
07/12/2017 13:57:01
Read More >>

Legal E-Bulletin - Reimbursement Scheme for Employment Tribunal Fees Announced
Sally Morris, Partner and Head of Employment for mfg Solicitors shares recent declaration about unlawful Employment Tribunal fees and the reimbursement that eligible applicants may be entitled to.
04/12/2017 13:22:02
Read More >>

Louises Column - The Importance of Flexible Working
What to do as a job is the most important life decision that most people will ever have to make. This outranks other life-defining decisions such as where to live, starting a family, or getting married according to a recent survey.
15/11/2017 11:13:09
Read More >>

HR Professionals Conference - Understanding more about the brave new world of jobs!
If you are a business owner, director or HR professional who needs to understand more about what the brave new world of jobs means for skills and business hiring strategies in the future don’t miss the annual HR Professionals Conference.
18/10/2017 11:08:35
Read More >>