BOOM – the new year #ITjobs market is back with a bang!
Posted on 9th January 2018
Although the overall Markit report for Scotland for December takes a cautionary line (and we need to remember these are simply snapshots, based on reports from recruiters like ourselves), with a slightly negative headline (“Permanent staff appointments rise to weakest extent in nine months”), the fact is that there was still an increase, just at a softer rate than previously. Moreover, this is looking at the economy as a whole and, of course, we have to remember that December is hardly the strongest month in the year for recruitment.
More importantly, from our perspective at Be-IT, the figures that matter are those for the IT/Computing sector. And here, I’m pleased to say (and reflecting what we are seeing ourselve, both at the end of 2017 [see graphics above] and in the first few days of this new year), the IT jobs market looks very strong, possibly the strongest I have seen over the last 10 years. This applies to both temp/contractor roles and perm appointments. In other words, if you’re interested in starting the new year in a new role, there are lots of great opportunities out there. Happy job hunting!
Gareth Biggerstaff, CEO, Be-IT
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