Ranks of contractors swell across IT sector

10/14/2013 | Computerworld

A rise in demand for application developers combined with a reluctance among many firms to invest in workforce expansion has led to a rise in the number of IT specialists who are employed on a contract basis, according to new data from Computer Economics. An analysis by the group found there are now more IT contract workers than at any time since the period leading up to Y2K at the end of the 1990s, and while about 1 in 5 companies are expanding hiring in the fourth quarter, more than 15% of IT departments at large firms currently consist of contractors.

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