Web developers in demand as IT jobs continue recovery

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Web developers in demand as IT jobs continue recovery

Simon Quicke

The recovery in the IT jobs market continues with .net skills the most in demand as both permanent and temporary positions carry on climbing back to pre-recessionary levels.

The latest monthly figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG show that the recovery which kicked off at the start of the year but the shadow of greater public sector job losses still looms over the employment market.

The number of IT staff in full-time roles increased as well as those in temporary positions with those developers with .net skills in particular demand.

Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC, said that the jobs market appeared to be stable and was growing strongly in some sectors.

"However, with the predictions of up to 600,000 job losses in the public sector, it is still too early to tell how much of a knock-on effect this will have on job creation in the private sector," he said.

Those fears were echoed by Bernard Brown, partner and head of business services at KPMG, who said the impact of recently announced government cuts had not yet been felt.

"The big challenge will be to transfer as many of these jobs as possible to the private sector through outsourcing and divestment, otherwise the economy will be put under enormous pressure at all level," he said.

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