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A quick note on the UK tech jobs scene in February, sourced from Computer People. The recruitment firm's IT Monitor service reports 13,024 permanent IT vacancies advertised during the month - slightly up on January.

The public sector and media and creative sectors were bright spots, with vacancies up 28 per cent and 12 per cent respectively.

But the rebound for public sector permies may be at the expense of contractors, with vacancies down 10 per cent "following the traditional yearly end of projects", says Sid Barnes, executive director, at Computer People.

That's where the bad news ends for contractors: across all sectors there were 5,711 contract IT vacancies, up 0.42 per cent on January.

The beginning of 2012 did not see the "significant" salary increases felt at the start of 2011.

Perm salaries rose 0.07 per cent and contract salaries were up 0.68 per cent in February — in line with the recent trend for small monthly increases.

Net / C# dev positions did better than the pack and web dev permies did worse - salaries on offer were on average 0.13 per cent down.

This fall continues a trend, IT Monitor reports, and is "sparked by the outsourcing of web requirements by many organisations to media, new media and creative agencies, and offshore".

Computer People gets its info for IT Monitor by surveying the big job boards, in-house data, social networking sites, company websites, SalaryTrack and mysalarychecker.com for the compilation. ®

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