The new financial year spells new opportunities in the IT job market, according to recruitment firm, Hays.
The July to September Hays report suggests employers are realising they are understaffed due to downsizing during the global financial crisis last year.
This projection is consistent with Hudson’s report citing IT employer confidence is on the rise despite smaller companies’ hesitance to hire.
“A fresh budget provides the means to strengthen teams where necessary to add value and allow the business to grow,” Hay IT regional director, Peter Noblet, said in a statement. “In other cases, headcount freezes are continuing to be lifted after strong recoveries over the last 18 months.
“A new financial year is also a popular time for businesses to gain or lose key contracts. With this comes a lot of activity in terms of staff needing to be redeployed or recruited.”
Expertise in business intelligence reporting, IT support, business analysis and experience project managers are among IT skills employers desire, according to the report.
Noblet said this is also a warning for employers that want to retain staff. They should communicate career development plans effectively or risk losing workers.