As always, the APSCo results are very interesting. They note a long-term decline in IT vacancies, both temp and perm, but perm placements continue to grow strongly in our industry (while contractor placements have declined). Salaries in IT continued to grow though, by 2.5% in December.
This is obviously a UK-wide picture. We're not seeing this to the same extent in Scotland or with our clients elsewhere in the UK and in fact across perm and temp markets Be-IT continues to see growth in both demand (vacancies) and placements. While this is partly a function of our growth as a company (especially the opening of the Glasgow office), we continue to keep a weather eye on the overall UK trends and we hope these little monthly snapshots are of use to both clients and candidates.
The two most relevant pages from the report are shown below.