Growth in demand for IT contractors rebounded in November

Growth in demand for IT contractors rebounded in November

A last-gasp in hiring before 2021 ends boosted IT contractors in November, arresting a three-month decline in growth.

In fact, demand for freelance tech skills notched up to 79.0 last month, up from 77.9 in October, 77.5 in September, and 78.6 in August.

In the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s Report on Jobs, which features the index, KPMG’s Claire Warnes said hirers were, already, “looking to the New Year…to fill gaps”.

'Temp rates are rising fast'

“This pace of activity continues to feed through to starting rates,” said REC chief executive Neil Carberry, in an online update referring to pay overall, not just in tech.


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