Latest feedback from members of The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC’s) Technology Sector Group confirm that they believe demand for IT skills will rocket in 2012, sparking a very positive prospect in the sector for the New Year and beyond.
Following 25% growth this year, data provided by 570 recruitment agencies specialising in IT within the UK feel confident for 2012. Top of the recruitment wish are system developers and project managers in both permanent and contract roles.
The REC Tech Sector group also recognised that the ‘skills pipeline’ needed additional development in a bid to get find the right candidates for specific roles. One way in which they intend to do this is through the partnership of E-Skills UK which is the council for IT and technology. The E-Skills council is currently on a programme of change within the British education system for computer training and hopes its campaign ‘Behind the Screen’ will provide an overhaul to examinations at GSCE and A-Level, producing a future generation of varied and useful skill sets.
“I was pleased to hear from many of our members that they are looking forward to 2012 with confidence about the IT jobs market,” said Jeff Brooks, Chair of REC Technology. “The recruitment sector has always been good at adapting to external developments. Social media is the latest change to manage and has already resulted in specialised recruiters reinventing the way they build their brand and build relationships with clients and candidates. We will continue to provide regular updates on how latest social media trends and technology can be used to maximum advantage by agencies.