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Consultancy recruitment in London

Posted in General by testing in London on August 12, 2007

From Computer Weekly 

London is creating 39% of new IT roles in the UK, despite accounting for just 12% of the UK population, research by IT staffing company ReThink Recruitment has found.

“The regional imbalance in demand for IT skills is a consequence of two of the heaviest users of IT – financial services and central government – being concentrated in London. Some 20% of the total workforce in London is involved in financial services,” says Michael Bennett, director at ReThink.

In addition, consultancies in London are recruiting heavily. “[Recruitment is] driven by the changes their clients are going through and they are looking to hire leading-edge talent that other organisations also wanted, so they are prepared to pay a premium,” says Whiting.

The kinds of roles that London-based organisations are recruiting for are also changing. Demand for more junior roles is shrinking in London. Expertise in testing tools and J2EE is also being sought.

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