IT Jobs Report July/August – It’s Go Time To Look For A New IT Career
According to the latest industry figures for the IT jobs market, now certainly looks like the ideal time to look for and accept a new IT role.
Across the UK the amount of opportunities for both permanent and temporary staff is at a high level, with the number of candidates significant in their absence.
As an IT recruiter, we can see this high vacancy list every day within our own jobs feed.
Either candidates are unwilling to move from their current position or there is a significant shortfall in available IT staff to match these available roles in the current candidate market.
The IT sector has the biggest demand of all recruitment areas!
For the first time in a while, the IT sector has outstripped every other recruiting sector in the UK.
This mean that there are more demands for new IT staff in IT than for Engineering, Retail, Finance, Construction, Medical, and Executive.
A lack of candidates often means a rise in wages
Last month permanent vacancies rose to their sharpest level since 2017 and even short-term temporary vacancies saw significant increase in demand.
What this mean for candidates is because there are fewer candidates available it does mean that those who are open to moving or changing their jobs can expect higher wage increases.
The Midlands proves once again to be a hotbed of IT
The highest mover in all of the UK regions for permanent IT placements in June/July was in the Midlands.
In fact, IT growth in the Midlands has been outpacing that of the rest of the UK for three consecutive months now.
It saw a huge rise in available permanent jobs, mostly due to the continuing rise in digital and tech industries located there and their development and expansion aims starting to lift off.
There remains though a marked degree of unwilling for many IT candidates to move roles mainly due to the overwhelming black cloud of economic and Brexit uncertainty.
Meanwhile in the North West starting pay experiences continued to increase
Last month showed a sharp rise in temporary vacancies being filled across the North West which culminated in the highest rate in nine months and outpacing the rest of the UK.
This certainly coincides with the continued insecurity of the UK and EU’s Brexit negotiations which increasingly look to becoming a ‘no deal situation’ which is affecting many IT candidates decision to move jobs.
Contract and temporary placements are expected to rise in the short term, making it a great time to capitalise on this from a Contractor point of view.
A list of the key IT roles required in the UK:
Automation Tester jobs
Cyber Security jobs
Java Developer jobs
Oracle Fusion jobs
Software Engineer jobs
UI/UX Designer jobs
Web Developer jobs