IT developer skills is one of the key permanent staff skills that were reported as being in short supply last month, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG.
General IT skills and those in CAD and CAM were also cited as areas of skills shortage in permanent jobs, while general IT and business analyst skills were in short supply among contractors.
Overall, the report for March 2012 showed that the IT and computing sector led an upturn in permanent job vacancy growth to an eight-month high.
Ronnie McCombe, partner at KPMG, said:
“It’s encouraging to see permanent placements in positive territory for the third month in a row in 2012, albeit slightly down on last month’s high. This provides further hope that the employment market will win through to a stronger recovery as the year progresses.
“Sectors such as IT and computing and engineering and construction continue to perform well.”