Demand for IT contractors strengthening despite Brexit uncertainty | ITProPortal

Demand for IT contractors has strengthened over the past six months despite the uncertainty caused by the vote to leave the European Union. At first glance this seems counterintuitive. Historically, contractors have been the first into and first out of a period of economic malaise or even just uncertainty. The fear was that the EU referendum result would send the jobs market into a tailspin, and that contractors would be first to feel the pain They are, after all, a flexible resource and it is much more cost effective for organisations to divest themselves of contractors than employees. In the months leading up to the referendum last June, that is exactly what we saw. Demand for contractors weakened as organisations hesitated over their IT investments until some measure of clarity was achieved.

Source: Demand for IT contractors strengthening despite Brexit uncertainty | ITProPortal

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