Demand is continuing to grow for IT contractors, with jobs in the sector showing one of the biggest growths of any industry.
This is according to analysis of last month’s job postings by recruitment website Indeed. The company found that IT and retail showed the strongest growth in October, with job postings in each industry increasing by five per cent compared to September.
More than 120,000 IT posts were advertised on the site last month. The most in demand roles among businesses in the IT category were for graphic designers, which Indeed said was also the most searched for job title in the sector.
Indeed said the picture for employment improved in October, following the slowdown it has reported in the last few months.
The overall statistics showed a seasonal trend, with construction and transport job listings down, and short term retail postings increasing ahead of the busy festive period.
The group’s economic research analyst Mariano Mamertino said: “Although timid, the increase in job postings registered on Indeed in October is encouraging, especially when it comes after the negative month-on-month growth we witnessed in August and September.”
However, Indeed warned that the labour market outlook for the coming months was “somewhat weaker”.