Feeds

UK tech jobs jump in Q4

Especially in Wales

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

The number of IT jobs advertised jumped 21 per cent in Q4 2004. December is normally a quiet period in recruitment, but this is the fourth consecutive quarter that IT vacancies have risen, according to CWJobs, the IT jobs site.

Overall, demand for permanent staff rose by 24 per cent, while the number of companies seeking contractors climbed by 14 per cent. The west of England and Wales that are seeing biggest increases, with 36 per cent more permanent jobs on offer than in Q3. Contractors will do better in the West Midlands: demand there has risen 44 per cent.

Manufacturing and public sector employers are driving the trend with 54 per cent and 49 per cent more vacancies respectively, while the retail sector reports a nine per cent increase.

Companies need permanent and contractor staff with Office and SQL skills. Oracle contractors are in high demand, while companies are seeking Java specialists to fill permanent roles.

Richard Nott, sales director at CWJobs, said the IT jobs market should "continue to grow in the first half of 2005", with issues like security, corporate governance and compliance staying high on IT directors' agendas. ®

Related stories

Simply Computers suffers big redundancies
Microland goes bust
Job cuts hit Freescale earnings

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.