Working as an IT contractor can be rewarding, but you have to match your skills to what's currently in demand. According to the most recent SkillsMatch research by the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA), there's a serious mismatch between the most frequently offered skills and what employers are actually looking for.
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The table below shows the top 10 skills in demand, and the top 10 skills available from contractors seeking work. Only five skills appear in both columns.
|Top 10 Skills In Demand||Top 10 Skills On Offer|
|Project Management||Active Directory|
|Active Directory||Account Management|
The lesson here? SAP, business analysis and SQL seem like good areas to skill up in if you want contracting work.