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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

More permanent IT professionals turning to contracting

Latest research carried out by recruitment agency Hays, has found that more people who are working in the IT industry are considering becoming IT contractors. According to the IT and Technology sector employment survey from Hays IT, which surveyed just over 1000 workers in the sector, umbrella company contractors and freelancers are very happy within

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Expert advises businesses to outsource more work to contractors

Good news for umbrella company contractors and other freelance workers, as British businesses have been advised to consider outsourcing some of their key projects in order to improve overall performance. Marketing manager at Response Recruitment, Ewan McKay, has made the suggestion to British businesses and highlighted all of the possible benefits with outsourcing their work

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Digital IT contractor skills in high demand

  Those working through an umbrella company within the IT sector, have been inundated with positive news as of lately.  To add to this, the recent quarterly jobs index has revealed that the demand for digital skills has ‘exploded’ over the past 12 months. The report, which has been carried out by specialist recruiters JM

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Demand for IT contractors still on the rise

Umbrella company contractors will be pleased to hear that the latest Recruitment and Confederation Employment report, has revealed that billings for IT contractors reached their second highest level of the year. The recent ‘Report on Jobs’ found that contractor demand for those working in the IT sector was registered at 53.5, which was an increase

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

IT contractor vacancies increased by 6.6%

  A new report has shown that during the first quarter of 2012, IT contractor vacancies have gone up by an impressive 6.6 per cent. The research, which has been carried out by JobAdsWatch.co.uk, has found that the IT industry is doing increasingly well in all sectors, including the permanent, freelance and umbrella company areas.

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

AWR having ‘little or no impact’ on umbrella company worker demand

  The latest news on the effect of the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR), has revealed that the majority of recruitment agencies believe it has had no impact on demand for either umbrella company contractors or other workers. The recent survey, which has been carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), held a members

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

AWR having ‘little or no impact’ on umbrella company worker demand

  The latest news on the effect of the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR), has revealed that the majority of recruitment agencies believe it has had no impact on demand for either umbrella company contractors or other workers. The recent survey, which has been carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), held a members

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Hiring confidence at record high

  Despite the recent news concerning the UK going into another recession, umbrella company contractors have received some positive news regarding employer confidence. The latest issue of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) ‘JobsOutlook’, has shown that employer confidence grew throughout the first quarter of 2012 to reach its highest level since the survey began

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