IT Contractors at risk of "Anywhere Job" trend, more so thanks to covid-19

IT Contractors at risk of "Anywhere Job" trend, more so thanks to covid-19

Six million jobs in the UK have been made “anywhere jobs” by covid-19 and home-working coming together, with no subsector more vulnerable to its roles going abroad than niche IT.

In fact, ‘Computer Programming, Consultancy & Related’ has the biggest industry share of such jobs -- 561,400, all of which can now be done remotely, offshore, “potentially for cheaper.”

This definition of an Anywhere Job  -- as spelt out by the Tony Blair Institute which is behind these new figures and findings, also extends to the role being exportable to “equally skilled workers.”

'Replacement by an offshore worker'

Examples of Anywhere Jobs (‘AJs’) named in the thinktank’s new report include Software Developer, IT Technician/Support, Programmer/Developer, Web Developer/Designer.

But writing exclusively today for ContractorUK, a former services management consultant who worked in IT for 45 years, says quality and low cost aren’t guaranteed with ‘AJs’.

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