The UK’s public sector is currently seeing a surge in demand for IT contractors. The NHS in particular has a great need for contractors as it attempts to update its IT systems across the UK. Contractors seeking career development and security are now considering a variety of opportunities within the NHS.
Contractors who make the move from the private sector could be securing non-medical NHS IT contracts in the near future. Some still have reservations that the public sector cannot meet the daily rate demands, however the NHS now invests further in contractors, by offering a greater opportunity for career progression.
For the NHS, career development is key to attracting highly skilled IT contractors to the public sector, as this can also help contractors find further roles within the public sector in the future.
While most contracts are between 3 to 6 months in length, the opportunities the NHS is offering could last for as long as 12 months. This would provide contractors ample time to learn and develop new skills sets, which can also be applied across a wide variety of public sectors roles.
With new technologies being added, the NHS is becoming more reliant on IT Contractors, particularly those with web development and programming skills. This demand is great news for contractors looking for new opportunities, with prospects of securing other contracts within NHS trusts, in the future.
If you are thinking about making the move to contracting, you can speak to our New Business Team on 01253 362062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.