The Harvey Nash Technology Survey for 2016 is suggesting that contractors are now in global demand with an increase in cyber security skills shortages. With a skills shortage an ongoing concern, contractors can see now shortage in terms of demand for their services.
“Never has there been a better time to be a technology professional”, comments Harvey Nash CEO Albert Ellis. “To be successful in this area requires us to balance a complex array of fast moving challenges, manage risk and work harder to outperform competitors”.
With technology at the forefront of most businesses, the biggest perceived risk for them is cyber-security with only 43 per cent of global technologists believing that their company’s are doing enough to protect themselves.
Although with these concerns, the report shows that 2015 saw a decline in the amount of firms who were hacked, down 7 per cent from 2014 to 39 per cent.
With this in mind, the survey highlights that as technology advances and becomes more complex, companies are feeling the pressure to manage the wide variety of threats, suggesting that the cyber security market will remain a popular one for IT contractors.
If you feel that now is a good time to make the move to contracting, you can speak to our New Business Team on 01253 362062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.