Uncertainty over how much Federal government policy will get through the Senate appears to be affecting hiring plans across all sectors, including IT. According to Hudson’s Employment Trends report, only 21.2 per cent of organisations intend to hire new staff this quarter.
I’d never claim working as an IT contractor was easy. But if you’re between jobs, looks like you have more chance of being hired than in most other contracting areas — and more chance of getting a job than someone seeking a permanent tech role.
Freelancing hub Freelancer.com compiles a quarterly roundup of job categories where it sees the biggest growth in job postings. The big growth areas in the last quarter of 2012? Web hosting, software testing and website testing.