2017 Q1 IT Recruitment Quarterly Market Update


A new year presents both challenges and opportunities. So far in 2017 a perceptible trend has been on the demand for candidates with exposure to cutting-edge technologies. We have talked about the future of Big Data for the last 12 months, and are now starting to see a rapid growth in companies focussing in this area and integrating big data solutions.


Companies are seeking talented data solutions and Software Engineers & Programmers, accompanying with niche skills in languages such as Scala, Drupal and Python which is a field also expanding and building momentum.


There is a rise trend for emerging professionals that are adaptable and possess varied skill-sets, although this shows a threat to IT professionals who are specialist in their craft and have difficulty evolving in a rapidly changing environment. The market is hot and opportunities are endless for candidates testing their abilities across a variety of languages and technologies.


In terms of industry sectors we have noticed much demand right across the board for IT professionals across Legal, Funds Management, Insurance and Prop Trading. Management Consulting clients have been upping the ante late in Q1 which we will continue to see through Q2 based on a number of government initiatives underway.
We trust your 2017, brings you all you hope for and if you are interested in a move, please reach out to us, we always here to help.