Survey reveals increased demand for permanent IT directors

April saw a 53% rise in permanent IT director vacancies, according to recruitment consultancy Computer People

Vacancies for permanent IT directors saw a sharp rise in April 2013, according to IT recruitment consultant Computer People.

The company’s IT Monitor report for April revealed a 53% rise in permanent director roles, compared with March. The only other increase above 10% was for software engineer roles (14.4%).

On average, permanent vacancies rose 6.6% on March, across all 16 sectors covered by the consultancy’s survey. This figure was 1.4% year on year.

There was a small drop in demand for contract positions for April – a 1% drop on the previous month. Contract roles saw a 17.4% drop in roles year on year, which Computer People put down to companies feeling increasingly confident about their long-term business projects.

The only area to show increased demand year on year for contract vacancies was application analysts, at 1.9%.

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Regionally, East Anglia saw significant growth for both contract and permanent roles in April. This region saw a 25% spike year on year, despite exhibiting only 5% of the market demand. This region also has a high demand for software testers.

London, on its own, had nearly 40% of all contract vacancies in the UK during April. The region also shows prevalence towards roles in business intelligence, project management and directors when compared with the rest of the country.

In Scotland, directors are now more in demand, along with application analysts. Yorkshire and the North West regions saw the largest year-on-year growth at 6.7% and 4%.

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