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IT workers feel frustrated by the lack of career development opportunities on offer, a new survey has found.

More than half (54 per cent) of the 693 IT employees and contractors in the UK surveyed by recruitment agency Hays expressed dissatisfaction with their career path.

Unsurprisingly, their response was markedly different to that of the 369 employers who were also asked to take part in the survey.

The vast majority of IT bosses questioned about job satisfaction in the sector said employees had plenty of scope to advance in their careers, with 81 per cent stating that their IT departments were “equipped with the right skills to deliver an excellent service.”

According to Hays, 65 per cent of permanent IT workers were satisfied with their packages.

The most valued benefits among employees included contributory pensions, followed by bonuses and private medical insurance.

Employers, meanwhile, played down the significance that flexible benefits and training had on their staff recruitment and retention strategies.

“For many employers, delivering strategic IT projects represents an opportunity for their organisations to move a step ahead of the competition and increase productivity. Benefits have remained competitive, as organisations are eager to retain talent,” said Hays director of IT contracting Richard Horrocks.

“Candidates are naturally more cautious and less inclined to change jobs, so will be scrutinising remuneration and benefits, job security and enhanced career prospects more closely.”

Earlier this month Hays workers suffered a blow to morale, after the company coughed to a pay freeze for all staff, including executives, following a drop in fees it collected from clients. ®

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