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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

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

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

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

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

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

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

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

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

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

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

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

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

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

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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

PCG identifies half a million IT contractors and growing all the time

If you’re already an IT umbrella contractor or thinking of becoming one, this is all the proof you need that it’s a great decision! According to the latest research by the PCG, out of 1.4 million freelancers and contractors in the UK, 574,000 of them are IT contractors, and around 200,000 of those use an

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