87% of businesses reliant on contractors to support IT projects

  22nd September 2017       Charmaine Padfield
 Recruitment, CIPD, Company News, Employment, Executive Search, Human Resources, IT & Software Solutions, Office & Commercial, Temps

A recent survey by Interoute, the global cloud and network provider, has revealed there is a consensus among 96% of organisations that the cost of professionals with expertise in digital transformation is higher than for other IT initiatives, with nearly half (48%) seeing this skills shortage as a potential problem.

With nearly six in 10 (59%) organisations committed to pursuing digitalisation over the next year, the cost of skills to support digital transformation projects is on average 31% higher than other IT projects in the UK.

As organisations pursue digital transformation projects to remain competitive and adapt to change, there is a need to connect with a wider talent pool. The majority of organisations (87%) are reliant on contractors that can support projects on an interim basis.

“Businesses are relying on digital transformation projects to deliver their long-term future success in a changing world,” commented Mark Lewis, EVP Products and Development at Interoute. “Faced with a short supply and higher cost base for digital skills, organisations are not just looking at ways to access more talent, but also looking to focus that talent on the specific technology that differentiates their business. They want to avoid drawn-out systems and infrastructure integration projects that can be costly, take a long time to become operational and be slow to evolve. The key here is to enable your organisation to shift from worrying about piecing together network and clouds to instead choosing and developing your best software. Do this by leveraging pre-integrated global infrastructure, so your most valuable skills can be put towards making a difference for your business.”






Charmaine Padfield

Managing Consultant

Charmaine’s extensive recruitment career started in 2001. Heading up our IT Recruitment Division, Charmaine has an uncanny knack of sourcing uniquely skilled talent for our clients and this is coupled with a tenacity and a great work ethic resulting in many recruitment success stories. Her ability to stay calm when …

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