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UK technology investment is good news for specialist umbrella contractors

Recent comments by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts made exciting reading this week. In a recent speech he announced expansion in the UK’s science and engineering base, which will provide new opportunities for since and technology based umbrella contractors well into the decade! Mr Willetts called for proposals for ‘a new type of university Read More…

REC JobsOutlook and Technology Sector Group agree on 2012 opportunities

We were very interested to see that the REC’s JobsOutlook figures show that 52% of employers plan to maintain their non-permanent staffing levels, are almost a third of those surveyed are aiming to increase levels – 9% more than the same time last year. Great news for contractors who operate through umbrella companies. Commenting on Read More…

Umbrella contractors in the m-commerce arena are in for a busy year

The 2012 ‘predictions’ have begun, and we found the one from The Centre for Retail Research especially interesting! According to The Centre, by 2015 at least 25% of all online purchases will be made using mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, which is great news for umbrella contractors with specialist skills in the m-commerce Read More…

Umbrella contractors have many reasons to be cheerful over the festive season!

The end of year figures roundup was particularly good news for umbrella IT contractors this year, with peopleperhour.com, Monster and Reed Recruitment all having something positive to add! Figures from online job site peopleperhour.com, which came out in mid December, showed a 612% increase across the board in UK businesses hiring IT contractors. Breaking this Read More…

Flexible working to gain new Government focus thanks to REC Commission

We were applauding a new initiative from the REC this week, which seeks to make those working in Government more aware of how flexible workers such as umbrella contractors can help the UK economy in 2012 and beyond! The new Flexible Work Commission which has been launched by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation has been Read More…

Umbrella IT contractors in digital arena are set for a positive 2012

A new report from JM Digital made interesting reading this week – as it showed that umbrella IT contractors with skills in the digital arena are still extremely highly sought after, especially by the financial sector! The Q4 2011 market report, which came from the recruitment division of the JM Group, also found that day Read More…

Core disciplines of IT and engineering continue to perform well in 2011

We were pleased to note that he most recent Monster Employment Index (MEI) has shown that online demand for both IT and engineering skills increased in November and also showed significant year on year demand. IT contractors working through umbrella companies saw an increase in demand for their skills of 25%, whilst engineering skills were Read More…

Companies seek umbrella contractors with cloud computing skills

Companies seek umbrella contractors with cloud computing skills We read with interest this week the results of a new survey by IT recruitment firm Modis International which indicated that IT umbrella contractors in the cloud computing field will be in high demand over the coming months. The poll, which surveyed 250 IT decisionmakers, found that Read More…

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