Category: umbrella

City bidding war in progress over top IT talent

We were interested to see the new research from ReThink recruitment this week, which indicated that a ‘bidding war’ is taking place between City firms as they try to secure the IT expertise that they need. Not that we’re complaining of course, it can only be good news for umbrella contractors working in this very Read More…

Umbrella contractors in engineering and IT sectors are ‘in demand’ again

The Monster Employment Index for October also gave us cause for celebration this week – showing that demand for umbrella contractors in the core disciplines of IT and engineering has increased. Online demand for IT staff ‘bounced back’ after what was certainly an unexpected dip in September, leading the industry to determine that this was Read More…

It’s ‘good news’ and a ‘positive situation’ according to REC and KPMG

We were very pleased to note that October’s REC/KPMG Report on Jobs showed that umbrella contractors and other non-permanent staff are being relied on even more heavily and that they are also being paid more as well! Add to this the fact that the pace of growth has also speeded up and it’s good news Read More…

Opportunity for umbrella contractors to ‘step into the breach’

Fascinating new figures from IT recruiter IntaPeople this week have shown a 22% drop in the number of people applying for permanent mid-level positions in IT departments, compared to the same period – July to September – in 2010. These figures show what has been described as a 'precipitous drop' in applications, which of course Read More…

Contract IT positions grow almost 5x faster than permanent

We like to keep an eye on what’s going on out there, and this quarter’s figures www.jobadswatch.co.uk made good reading! During the third quarter of 2011 there were 1% more jobs advertised, but over the same period there was an increase of 4.7% in the number of advertisements for non-permanent IT staff. Great news for Read More…

Eco-friendly drive is good news for umbrella IT contractors

We were interested to read the comments this week by co-founder of Ecolibris.net, Raz Godelnik – who said that more and more UK businesses in the UK are moving towards a ‘paper free’ strategy, something that will undoubtedly create demand for umbrella contractors with IT skills! According to Mr Godelnik, by adopting electronic working practises Read More…

New report highlights huge opportunity in Liverpool

Good news for umbrella contractors in Liverpool this week, after a new report indicates the possibilities for job creation, economic growth and investment in the city. The report, which has been compiled by Sir Terry Leahy, former Tesco boss, and Conservative party stalwart Lord Heseltine, contains a number of key recommendations which would appear to Read More…

REC October Jobs Outlook largely positive for umbrella contractors

We were pleased to note that the REC's latest JobsOutlook gives clear signs that employers are getting more confident about their longer term hiring plans and about growing their workforce over the next 12 months. In fact, a huge 82% of those interviewed are planning to either maintain or increase their use of non-permanent staff Read More…

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