IT Jobs Report January – New Year Beats December

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IT Jobs Report January – New Year Beats December

Permanent and temporary appointments rise at faster rates in December


Key points from December:


  • Stronger growth of permanent placements
  • Temp and contract placements increase at sharpest rate in 3 months
  • Strong pay growth underpinned by tight candidate availability


Permanent places rise at faster rate…


The rate of expansion for permanent staff was string in December having picked up from November’s 18 month low. Yet the number of job vacancies available to people seeking permanent roles rose at its slowest pace since July 2013


…while temp billings growth also accelerates


Short term staff appointments increased at a sharper rate in December. The latest rise in temp billings was the strongest in 3 months.


Pay growth remains evident


Average starting salaries awarded to people placed in permanent jobs continued to rise, with the rate of growth similar to the strong paced recorded in November. Temp pay meanwhile increased at its sharpest rate in 3 months


Candidate availability remains tight


The availability of staff to fill permanent jobs in December continued to fall. Although easing to the slowest in 8 months, the rate of deterioration remained striking. Contact availability decreased sharply with the latest reduction faster than that recorded in November.


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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