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28 June 2011, Comments 0

Contractors needed to fill skills gap
Public sector organisations are looking for IT contractors to fill skills gaps.

IT contractors will see increased demand for their skills as the public sector seeks out qualified professionals to fill job gaps, according to one industry commentator.

Writing on PublicService.co.uk, executive director of Computer People Sid Barnes said the most in-demand roles in public sector organisations suggest that many employers are focused on improving efficiency through IT.

“This is creating a salary premium and better opportunities for developers who can optimise day-to-day processes over the short term, and for project managers and architects who can plan and drive longer-term efficiencies,” he said.

He went on to say that while IT infrastructure was once viewed as a back-office function in organisations, it is now a “business-critical” aspect of their operations, creating even more opportunities for IT contractors.

Last month, IT Monitor saw salaries continue to rise in the IT sector for both permanent and contractor roles, with a 5.45 per cent year-on-year increase for the latter.ADNFCR-3595-ID-800602560-ADNFCR