Leading IT Recruitment Agency CV Screen, report a 30% increase in the number of job applications in the 2nd quarter of 2008. The findings found that on average, the IT recruiter received 141 applications per vacancy between April and July.
The analysis highlighted a negligible drop in the demand for staff with a decrease of just 0.5% over the same period.
Managing Director Matthew Iveson commented on the findings “We have noticed that we are receiving a higher number of applicants per vacancy. There is also no doubt that the quality of applicant has risen and employers who are recruiting at this time are able to employ some talented IT professionals.”
When questioned on the outlook for the IT Jobs market, Iveson added “We anticipate that over the next 6-12 months there will be a softening in demand for staff. This along with the increase in availability of IT professionals is likely to put paid to the IT Salary increases which have been rising by up to 5% over the last 3 years.”
Iveson concluded “Proactive companies are benefiting from this turbulent market and are able to find the most in demand skills for a smaller outlay. Recruitment agencies are now increasingly coming in to their own by managing the increased volume of applicants and by managing the salary expectations of IT professionals who have been used to significant salary increases over the last 5 years.”
About CV Screen Ltd
Established in 2000, CV Screen is a leading IT Recruitment Agency which recruits for organisations throughout the UK.
Our impressive client base includes Torex Retail, Links of London, Hackett Plc, John Lewis Direct and Easy Group.
With fees of 12.5% of the basic salary for permanent recruitment, our service enables our customers to reduce their recruitment costs without compromising the quality of candidates they recruit.
For further information on CV Screen, please visit http://www.cvscreen.co.uk or call 0845 200 8170
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