Posted by Robert Morgan
Technical jobs are driving the IT contractor market forwards at present, according to a new study from Freelancer.com.
Matt Barrie, chief executive of the website, believes that increased use of specialist software is leading to firms ramping up their recruitment of IT specialists.
Indeed, Freelancer.com posted 230,614 IT jobs in third quarter of this year and ranked HTML 5, jQuery, User Interface and PHP amongst the top ten key skills required.
There was also huge demand for people who have experience working with CSS, MySQL, Android and Software Architecture.
“This report truly reflects Mary Meeker’s thesis that through software and internet we’re experiencing the ‘reimagination of everything,” Mr Barrie said.
“Every industry we can think of is quite abruptly turning into a software business, and every job function is increasingly being performed using software tools in the cloud.”
The website also found that demand for those skilled in creating web pages grew by 40 per cent between July and September.