IT Jobs Report April – Salaries Rise

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IT Jobs Report April – Salaries Rise

Permanent placements and salaries rise at faster rates in April

Key points from April:

Strongest increase in permanent staff appointments in 8 months
Temp and contract placements ease to six month low
Acceleration of pay growth for permanent and temporary staff

Permanent placements growth accelerates …

The number of people placed in permanent jobs continued to rise in April. In fact, the rate of expansion quickened to an eight month high. This reflected a stronger increase in demand for staff, with permanent vacancies rising at fastest pace since October 2014.

…but contract billings rise at slower rate

Short term staff appointments increased further in April. But the rate was the sowers in 6 months

Pay growth strengthens…

Growth of permanent staff salaries to a nine-month high in April, the combination of of strong demand and skill shortages contributing to this. Hourly rates of pay for temporary/contract staff meanwhile increased at the fastest pace since July 2007

…amid tight candidate availability

The availability of staff to fill permanent jobs in deteriorated further in April, with the rate of contraction accelerating to the sharpest in five months. Contract staff availability meanwhile declined at a marked pace that was similar to that seen in March

Key Perm skills in short supply:

Business Analysts
Java
.NET
Web Developers

Key Temp skills in short supply:

Business intelligence
Java
.NET

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