The REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) has reported a 6 month high in the demand for IT contractors.
After a relatively quiet period since last summer, an increase in demand for professionals such as IT project managers, developers and
SAP specialists has helped drive the improved outlook.
The report has also highlighted that the recently introduced Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) are continuing to have minimal effect on temporary workers. In reality, many recruiters are continuing to shift workers away from umbrellas towards trading through their own limited companies not only because of the income benefits they often bring but also to move involved parties outside the scope of the regulations.