IT Salary Survey and recruitment trends 2012shaping the world of IT www.randstadtechnologies.com
contents Introduction 1 the annual IT recruitment trends 2012 2 Randstad Technologies London Salary Survey 3 UK regions Salary Survey 5 IT Salary Survey About Randstad technologies 7 This is the leading comprehensive reference of salaries and skills for those working in IT. The survey reports UK specific remuneration trends as well as offering an insight into certain areas within the industry. To make the report easier to digest, salaries have been organised with a focus on technical skills and an additional analysis is provided on how to interpret current market trends. The data has been extracted from Randstad Technologies’ databases and gives an accurate reflexion of the market; however one should consider this report is based on averages and may slightly differ from actuality for particular profiles.page 1 www.randstadtechnologies.com
Randstad Technologies IT recruitment trends 2012 Over the last few years, it has become When it comes to location, the capital difficult to predict how the economy is certainly an undeniable hub for IT and its related hiring or firing trends recruitment, but we could notice some in the public and private sector will interesting fluxes, which we predict will develop. In the previous salary survey develop further in 2012. edition, we sensed and predicted a positive improvement in the UK with Despite London being undoubtedly regards to both permanent and contract spurred by the Olympics project, we are recruitment. We are glad to say the trend also seeing greater numbers of Londoners turned into reality and will progressively commuting out of the city towards the continue through 2012. Home Counties where an increasing number of companies are relocating So, how is the world of IT recruitment or expanding their IT operations. Two going to develop in 2012? other areas of the country that have seen notable growth are Birmingham First and foremost, IT applicants will and Manchester – attractive for their be expected to have additional skills – competitive property and labour costs. either broader and deeper within their core area of specialism and/or within On a more global note, when a complementary area of expertise. off-shoring fails or becomes undesirable, This is arising as a consequence of two some companies are choosing to bring key factors: higher and wider skills services back onshore. Whilst not a major requirements due to technological trend, highly skilled IT professionals are advancement and increasingly limited in demand to manage back-shoring budgets. Randstad’s research supports situations. Key project and change this trend. Some 25% of contractors management competencies are in are studying for a formal qualification, demand for those who can manage the with another 34% informally up-skilling transition, deal with internal/external themselves. Of those who are developing clients, manage teams and ensure that their skills, as many are developing the company’s security is protected at all knowledge and capabilities within a time. complementary area of expertise (38%) as are broadening and deepening capabilities within their core area of expertise (38%). As for the key skills in demand, it will evolve around the hot technologies that are developing week by week including - cloud collaboration, security and IT forensics, mobile technologies, web service integration and analytics.page 2 www.randstadtechnologies.com
about Randstad Technologies As a specialist IT division, Randstad Technologies is able to focus on specific needs. To effectively partner with our clients, we offer a creative and innovative sourcing and strategy based on client technology find out more by contacting us requirements and specific roles. Our teams recruit niche and in-demand skills within the IT&Telecom domain, enabling our clients to tap into the best pool of talents and our candidates to find the best career Finding and retaining the best people is crucial in today’s ever changing business match possible. environment. Randstad Technologies is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of IT professionals. Our expertise comes thanks By partnering with Randstad Technologies, you will connect with the IT to over 35 years experience in sourcing the ideal candidates for temporary and contract work with IT career recruitment specialists. opportunities across a variety of industry sectors. We treat each client and candidate as an individual – focussing on the specific needs of your business or Please call us for more information. career path and working in partnership to ensure we make the perfect match every time. At Randstad Technologies, success means more than just filling vacancies. London Manchester +44 (0) 2072555555 +44 (0) 1612453627 Formed in 1974, Randstad Technologies (Originally Abraxas plc) was one of the first dedicated IT recruitment consultancies In the UK. Today as part of the Randstad Group, we have an international reach unparalleled in the world of professional recruitment. Specialist expertise and market knowledge give Bristol Cambridge our consultants a unique understanding of the IT resourcing requirements of numerous industry sectors, +44 (0) 1173116461 +44 (0) 1223557686 balanced with an appreciation of what drives the UK’s most talented IT professionals. we offer a full suite of recruitment solutions, including: or by visiting • permanent recruitment • contract recruitment • • campaign management project staffing solutions www.randstadtechnologies.com areas of expertise • Development • Infrastructure Services • Strategy and Architecture • ERP/CRM & EPOS • Testing Services • Data Management • Project/Program Managementpage 7 www.randstadtechnologies.com
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