Tags: IT

Digital skills remain a struggle for some, say recruiters

Almost a quarter workers in the UK, equating to 12.6 million people, do not have at least one of five digital skills deemed crucial by digital skills charity Go ON UK. The recently released Basic Digital Skills UK report, mentions managing information, communicating, transacting, problem solving and creating basic digital content as the necessary skills to have.

Tech salaries rising in response to skills shortage

IT recruitment specialist Experis has published a report on the state of the UK IT jobs market in the first quarter of 2015. The report analysed over 59,000 UK IT jobs advertised between January and March and is the second in the Tech Cities Job Watch series. The report found that the total number of IT roles…

IT’s lean management structure means fewer promotion opportunities

The IT sector has the leanest management structures in the UK, according to new research from specialist recruiter Randstad Technologies. A survey of 2,000 UK staff revealed that the average IT firm contains just 3.5 layers of management, compared to an average of 4.4 across UK companies. As a result, Randstad Technologies says IT workers…

Three quarters of IT leaders are having trouble recruiting staff

74 per cent of current IT leaders have experienced difficulty recruiting staff with the necessary skills and experience they require according to new research commissioned by Reconnix, the Open Source and Cloud Service provider. When asked on the issue of hiring qualified staff, only 12 per cent of those responsible for hiring technology related positions…

A third of contractors have increased their day rate by 50%

The UK’s growing economy is directly affecting the UK’s contractor workforce, who today confirmed a growth in availability of work and contract rates, based on new research from Crunch Accounting. The research, conducted by Crunch Accounting last month, questioned contractors across the country, including IT consultants, writers and designers. In the past 12 months more…

Richard Nott: Addressing the skills shortage to secure a place for the UK on the IT world map

With technology evolving rapidly, there’s no doubt that the IT sector is set to experience considerable growth both in the near future and longer term. While there are huge opportunities for the UK if it can establish itself as a leading global player, the current skills shortage has made it challenging for the sector to…

145 million accounts stolen thanks to use of employees log-in details

The reputational damage to eBay could hardly be greater. Every single one of its 15 million British users is being required to change their passwords following a security breach. One would expect that a company as large as eBay would have fairly stringent security measures in place. So what kind of highly sophisticated hacking techniques…

Some HR and payroll systems could be affected by the Heartbleed bug

Security experts have advised that the Heartbleed computer bug risks extend beyond just websites and are warning UK SMBs to check that their HR and payroll software is not at risk. Using vulnerable OpenSSL code which may be found in some SaaS (software as a service) or online web platforms, the widespread bug could enable hackers to…

IT skills mismatch causes hiring difficulties for employers

Many UK businesses are calling for a relaxation in the visa restrictions that limit the number of skilled workers from outside the European Union (EU) that can enter the UK to work. Significant numbers of employers are struggling to fill key information and communication posts because of a mismatch between the skills that UK graduates…