IT vacancies in Scotland rise 7 per cent year-on-year

IT vacancies in Scotland rise 7 per cent year-on-year

Demand for permanent IT professionals in Scotland rose by 7 per cent year-on-year to April 2018 according to research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

The data, provided by recruitment software company, Innovantage, also reveals a notable increase in contract vacancies within banking & insurance which rose by 18 per cent.

Commenting on the data Moya Ryland’s, Regional Director at APSCo said: “Scotland is seeing further success following months of economic growth. The IT sector in particular is experiencing positivity with more technology start-ups than ever before.”

“With a 77 per cent rise in tech start-ups last year, there is a clear focus towards IT capabilities and new software and innovation. Survey reports from trade body ScotlandIS have also revealed that technology companies in the region are optimistic about the future with many forecasting business growth and eight out of 10 firms expected to hire more staff in the next year.”

“Additionally, with global business consultancy Deloitte partnering with Fintech Scotland, this looks set to help elevate Scotland’s financial technology community, increasing growth on an international basis as well. An increase in overseas demand is on the horizon and with many digital firms positive about the year ahead, this is good for not only the sector but also the country overall, as more jobs and investment is likely to come.”

“In terms of Banking and Insurance, Clydesdale Bank owner CYBG has recently announced plans for new Glasgow headquarters, adding to the region’s reputation as a thriving business community. The new office will have an active part in retaining and attracting new talent for the financial services sector.”

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