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Recent figures have shown that professional IT vacancies are continuing to fare well with demand in Q1 71.1% higher compared to the previous year.

Research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) using data provided by Vacancysoft revealed that although the first national lockdown saw IT recruitment dip, hiring recovered throughout the year and surged during the first three months of 2021.

This demand is thought to be due to increased requirements for tech professionals to keep Britain connected and businesses open during the pandemic.

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The data also revealed that London has led much of the hiring for IT professionals, with vacancies 28.3% higher in Q1 2021 than the capital’s quarterly average across the entire of 2020. Of the companies hiring for IT talent in the first three months of this year, Amazon topped the table with 439 vacancies.

Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo commented, “The fact that IT vacancies have performed so well is incredibly encouraging and reflective of the huge move to remote working over the last year, and, as increasing numbers of employers start to look to the future which will undoubtedly include hybrid working models, we expect demand for tech professionals to remain strong.”

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