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Contractors might be interested to learn that a recent report has shown the top roles that businesses will be looking for in 2020.

The Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2020 guide surveyed over 31,500 respondents and revealed the top 10 jobs for this year:

  • BI analyst
  • DevOps engineer
  • Finance manager
  • Software developer
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Management accountant
  • Project and change managers
  • Digital marketing managers
  • Automation engineer
  • Auditor

Simon Winfield, Managing Director of Hays UK & Ireland, commented on the findings, “It’s clear from our list for 2020 that technology and digitally focused jobs will continue to be in demand given the widespread digital transformation projects, which continue to shape both our personal and work lives. Roles such as project and change managers are also highly sought after to help support organisations to implement and lead change projects.”

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Winfield added, “Within accountancy, technical finance and managerial roles will be a priority for employers when hiring as organisations continue to tighten financial controls. In engineering, automation engineers are now frequently sought after outside of the general manufacturing industry and into the retail, FMGC and pharmaceutical industries.

Even if your job doesn’t feature on our list, take some time to re-evaluate your options and see where you could take your career in 2020. Employers are heavily prioritising good soft skills alongside technical ability, so bear in mind how you could improve your communication, problem-solving and adaptability skills to propel your job search into this year and beyond.”

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