Friday, 30 March 2012
Recruitment for technology jobs in the UK has shown a positive outlook in new figures, with 78 per cent of companies stating that they plan to create new jobs within the next 12 months.
The Barclays Job Creation Survey said that the responses from technology and online development executives compared very favourably to the overall job creation figure for the next 12 months, which came in at 58 per cent.
The technology companies were also looking at recruiting more permanent staff in the new jobs, with 73 per cent of them stating they would be permanent, contrasting with an overall figure of 46 per cent.
Sean Duffy, the head of industry for the technology, media and telecoms team at Barclays, said that the responses indicated that skilled technology workers are facing a very positive 12 months.
He said, “Technology companies are particularly optimistic and upbeat about their prospects for growth and it looks like there are going to be plenty of openings for those in the business.”
The survey sought the opinions of 670 executives at UK businesses of all sizes. The results reflect a growing confidence in technology recruitment, which was seen at the turn of the year, when recruitment agencies reported a slight increase in the number of permanent vacancies in the IT sector.