Q2 2016 Tech Cities Job Watch

A shortage of skilled IT professionals across the country has resulted in tough competition across five key technology disciplines: Big Data, Cloud, IT Security, Mobile and Web Development.

The Q2 2016 Tech Cities Job Watch report reveals that:

  • Average IT contractor day rates have soared by 9.11% over the last year – now at £431
  • Hiring demand for contractors increased by 2.23% year-on-year, compared to an increase of 1.95% for permanent roles
  • Cloud discipline saw the biggest year-on-year growth in day rates by 11.34%, followed by IT Security (4.98%) and Mobile (3.49%)
  • Demand and remuneration for IT Security professionals climb as the threat of cyber attack intensifies, with this discipline offering an average permanent salary of £58,003.