Agents' pick of hot (and cold) IT contractor skills

‘Hot’ IT contractor skills (as of Q1, 2012):

- Development

  • C#
  • Java

- Business Analysis

  • IT Finance & Regulatory/Change experience in particular

- Infrastructure & Security

  • SAN
  • Windows Server
  • Virtualisation
  •  Firewall

(Source:  Hudson)

  • Business process analysts
  • IT Change
  • Data specialists

(Source: Hays IT, which described the said-candidates/skills as resilient or in-demand)

  • Developers
  • Architects
  • E-commerce
  • Project Managers

(Source: Rethink Recruitment, which described demand for the said-candidates on a contract and full-time basis as “huge”.)

‘Cold’ IT contractor skills (as of Q1, 2102):

  • Mainframe & Generic Desktop Support (according to Hudson)
  • Support & Testing (according to SQ Computer Personnel, and contrasted by smaller, niche and bespoke technology areas, where there is “continued demand”).


Editor's Note: Further Reading -

Clients launch IT contractor replacement schemes

IT contractor demand rallied in April


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