International professional services consultancy, Procorre, has revealed that the number of IT jobs in the public sector has seen a massive boost.
The recent findings have shown that despite the sector experiencing low demand within the public sector, with just five per cent of IT roles being created by central and local government two years previously; this has all changed as signs of recovery are showing.
IT contractors might be interested to learn that roles within the public sector now account for 11% of all IT consultancy jobs.
According to Procorre, this upward trend is expected to gather even more momentum due to the government’s ‘digital by default’ strategy, which began at the beginning of April.
This new strategy will mean that there will be a significant amount of IT investment made into the public sector, but over a short period of time; the government has predicted that this could save the country up to £1.8 billion a year.
Lisa Mangan, Relationship Manager at Procorre, an international professional services consultancy, said, “The recovery in IT jobs in the public sector demonstrates how critically important IT is in delivering public services.
“The digital by default strategy that the Government has set out will require more IT consultants working on Government contracts, so it is good news for contractors, particularly those who have the right skills and know how to gain access to the most attractive roles.
“Hiring in IT consultants provides employers with the flexibility of bringing in highly skilled professionals for a limited period to ensure the delivery of a project. In the future, we expect more public sector providers to use IT consultants in this way.”
Lisa Keeble is the Managing Director for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies and founder member of AllUmbrellaCompaniesAreEqual.
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