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IT Recruitment Market Assessment 2010

  • ID: 1207650
  • January 2010
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 118 Pages
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ADECCO UK LTD
  • ALEXANDER MANN GROUP LTD
  • ELAN COMPUTING LTD
  • HARVEY NASH GROUP PLC
  • HAYS PLC
  • LORIEN RESOURCING LTD
  • MORE

This Market Assessment examines the UK IT recruitment market. The market has experienced both peaks and troughs during the 2000s — between 2001 and 2003, it went through a period of turbulence; in 2004, it recovered; and between 2005 and 2007, steady, ongoing growth was recorded. The recession then took its toll on the industry and, in 2008 and 2009, it was subjected to extremely difficult trading conditions. The IT recruitment market had a value of £4.07bn in 2009 — a 14.1% decline compared with 2008.

The extent of the recession’s impact on demand for IT workers is evident in the declining number of job advertisements for the industry. Between 2007 and 2009, job advertisements for permanent and contract IT workers, including those required by the financial sector — the largest market for IT staff — fell sharply, and advertisements for software developers and analysts — two of the main skill areas for IT recruitment — were also significantly lower.

To reduce costs, many companies have become engaged in offshoring — a process that involves the relocation by a company of a business process from one country to another. READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ADECCO UK LTD
  • ALEXANDER MANN GROUP LTD
  • ELAN COMPUTING LTD
  • HARVEY NASH GROUP PLC
  • HAYS PLC
  • LORIEN RESOURCING LTD
  • MORE

Executive Summary
1. Introduction
THE MARKET
DEFINITION

2. Strategic Overview
MARKET SEGMENTATION
MARKET OVERVIEW
KEY TRENDS
IT Skills Advertising Trends
Table 2.1: Number of Permanent IT Job Advertisements for Selected Software Skills,
Third Quarters 2008 and 2009
Table 2.2: Number of Contract IT Job Advertisements for Selected Software Skills,
Third Quarters 2008 and 2009
Turnover of Recruitment Industry Falls
Fall in the Number of Employers Using Recruitment Agencies
Recruiters Agencies Cut Staff Numbers
Microsoft Predicts Surge in IT Employment in the UK
MARKET DYNAMICS
Employment in the ICT Sector
Table 2.3: Number of People Employed in the ICT Sector
by Subsector (number and %), Quarter 1 2009
Figure 2.1: Number of People Employed in the ICT Sector
by Subsector (%), Quarter 1 2009
IT Job Vacancies
Table 2.4: Number of IT Developer Jobs Advertised
by Quarter, Quarter 1 2008-Quarter 3 2009
Figure 2.2: Number of IT Developer Jobs Advertised
by Quarter, Quarter 1 2008-Quarter 3 2009
Table 2.5: Number of Permanent and Contractor IT Job Vacancies
(number and %), Quarters 2 and 3 2009
Market Size
Table 2.6: The UK IT Recruitment Market by Invoiced Sales at Current Prices by Type
of Recruitment (£m), 2005-2009
Figure 2.3: The UK IT Recruitment Market by Invoiced Sales at Current Prices by Type
of Recruitment (£m), 2005-2009
Table 2.7: The UK IT Recruitment Market by Invoiced Sales at Current Prices by Type
of Recruitment (%), 2005-2009
LEGISLATION AFFECTING IT RECRUITMENT
Intra-Company Transfers
The Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies
and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003
Equality and Human Resources Commission
Agency Workers Directive
Other Legislation
IR35
The Services Directive 2006
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations
CHANNELS TO MARKET
Table 2.8: Proportion of Job Applications Made Through the Five Major Advertising
Channels (%), 2008/2009
Table 2.9: The Most Popular Job Boards for IT Professionals (% of IT users), 2009
COMPETITIVE STRUCTURE
Leading IT Consultancies by Job Advertisements
Table 2.10: Leading IT Consultancies by Average Number of IT Jobs Advertised per
Week, 4 Weeks Ending 30th November 2009
THE CONSUMER
Business Customers
Table 2.11: Number of Permanent and Contract IT Jobs
Advertised by Industry (number and %), Quarter 3 2009
Individual Customers
MARKET FORECASTS
Table 2.12: The Forecast UK IT Recruitment Market by Invoiced Sales at Current
Prices (£m), 2010-2014
Figure 2.4: The Forecast UK IT Recruitment Market by Invoiced Sales at Current
Prices (£m), 2010-2014

3. Contract and Temporary Staff
BACKGROUND
MARKET SIZE
Table 3.1: The UK Contract and Temporary Staff Recruitment Market
by Invoiced Sales at Current Prices (£m and %), 2005-2009
Figure 3.1: The UK Contract and Temporary Staff Recruitment Market
by Invoiced Sales at Current Prices (£m), 2005-2009
Table 3.2: Number of Contract IT Jobs Advertised in the UK, Quarter
2008 and Quarters 2 and 3 2009
MARKET TRENDS
Table 3.3: Contract IT Job Advertisements on the Internet
in the UK by Rank (number of matching job advertisements),
3 Months Ending 7th December 2007, 2008 and 2009
Table 3.4: Contract IT Job Advertisements on the Internet in the UK by Selected Job
(number of matching job advertisements), 3 Months Ending 7th December 2007,
2008 and 2009
Table 3.5: Contract IT Job Advertisements
on the Internet in the UK by Selected Business Sector
(number of matching job advertisements),
3 Months Ending 7th December 2007, 2008 and 2009
REGIONAL ADVERTISING TRENDS
Table 3.6: Number of Contract IT Jobs Advertised by Region (number), Quarter
2008 and Quarters 2 and 3 2009

4. Permanent Staff
BACKGROUND
MARKET SIZE
Table 4.1: The UK Permanent Staff Recruitment Market by Invoiced Sales at Current
Prices (£m and %), 2005-2009
Figure 4.1: The UK Permanent Staff Recruitment Market by Invoiced Sales at Current
Prices (£m), 2005-2009
Table 4.2: Number of Permanent IT Jobs Advertised
in the UK, Quarter 3 2008 and Quarters 2 and 3 2009
MARKET TRENDS
Table 4.3: Permanent IT Job Advertisements on the Internet
in the UK by Rank (number of matching job advertisements),
3 Months Ending 7th December 2007, 2008 and 2009
Table 4.4: Permanent IT Job Advertisements on the Internet in the UK by Selected
Job (number of matching job advertisements), 3 Months Ending
7th December 2007, 2008 and 2009
Table 4.5: Permanent IT Job Advertisements
on the Internet in the UK by Selected Business Sector
(number of matching job advertisements),
3 Months Ending 7th December 2007, 2008 and 2009
REGIONAL ADVERTISING TRENDS
Table 4.6: Number of Permanent IT Jobs Advertised by Region, Quarter 3 2
and Quarters 2 and 3 2009

5. An International Perspective
MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
The US
Table 5.1: Number of Temporary and Contract Workers Employed per Day in the US
(million), 2004-2008
Table 5.2: Temporary and Contract Staffing Annual Sales
in the US ($bn), 2004-2008
Staffing Trends in 2009
High-Tech Jobs Fall in the US
Table 5.3: Number of Employees in the US High-Tech Industry (000), June 2008,
January 2009 and June 2009
IT Sector Forecast to Help Drive Global Economic Recovery
European ICT Market to Resume Growth in 2010
COMPETITOR ENVIRONMENT

6. PEST Analysis
POLITICAL FACTORS
UK IT Graduates Could Lose Out Under Immigration Proposals
Agency Workers Directive
IT Contractors Should Be Exempt from the New AWD Legislation
The Equality Bill
ECONOMIC FACTORS
Microsoft’s Ballmer Predicts IT Jobs Surge
Employment and Wage Trends for ICT Workers
Public Sector Cuts Will Impact on Recruiters
Rising IT Offshoring Undermines UK Services
SOCIAL FACTORS
European Companies Commit to Bring More Women into the Tech Industry
Certain IT Skills Remain in Short Supply
E-Skills UK Issues 5-Year Strategic Plan
IT Professionals Reap Career Benefits of LinkedIn
UK IT Landscape Faces Potential ‘Brain Drain’
TECHNOLOGY FACTORS
Recruiters Risk Falling Behind as Client Companies Harness Technology
Impact of Social Networking Websites on the Recruitment Market
Digital Britain

7. Consumer Dynamics
EMPLOYERS
2009 Recruitment, Retention and Turnover Survey
Table 7.1: Methods Used by Employers to Attract Applicants (% of respondents),
2007 and 2008
Table 7.2: Methods Used by Employers to Attract Applicants
by Industry Sector (% of respondents), 2008
Table 7.3: Methods Used by Employers to Select Applicants
(% of respondents), 2008
Table 7.4: Recession-Proofing Resourcing Approaches Implemented or Considered
by Employers (% of respondents), 2008
E-Skills UK ICT Inquiry Identifies Key Concerns of UK Businesses
Table 7.5: Usage of Selected Technologies and Work Methods
by UK Employers (%), Quarter 1 2009
EMPLOYEES
Number of ICT Staff Looking For a New Job
Length of Time Looking for Work
Table 7.6: Time Spent Looking for a New Job
by Type of Employee (% of respondents), Quarter 4 2008 and Quarter 1 2009
Table 7.7: Proportion of Firms Recruiting for ICT Positions
by Type (% of firms), Quarter 4 2004-2008
Rates of Pay
Table 7.8: The Advertised Annual Salaries for Selected IT Jobs (£), Quarter 4 2
and Quarter 4 2008
IT Job Employment by Industry
Table 7.9: Number of Permanent IT Jobs Advertised by Industry, Quarter 3 2
and Quarters 2 and 3 2009
Table 7.10: Number of Contract IT Jobs Advertised by Industry, Quarter 3 2
and Quarters 2 and 3 2009

8. Company Profiles
ADECCO UK LTD
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.1: Financial Results for Adecco UK Ltd (£000 and %),
Years Ending 31st December 2006-2008
Future Company Developments
ALEXANDER MANN GROUP LTD
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.2: Financial Results for Alexander Mann Group Ltd
(£000 and %), Years Ending 30th September 2005-2007
Future Company Developments
ELAN COMPUTING LTD
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.3: Financial Results for Elan Computing Ltd
(£000 and %), Years Ending 31st December 2006-2008
Future Company Developments
HARVEY NASH GROUP PLC
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.4: Financial Results for Harvey Nash Group PLC
(£000 and %), Years Ending 31st January 2007-2009
Future Company Developments
HAYS PLC
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.5: Financial Results for Hays PLC (£000 and %),
Years Ending 30th June 2007-2009
Future Company Developments
LORIEN RESOURCING LTD
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.6: Financial Results for Lorien Resourcing Ltd
(£000 and %), Years Ending 26th November 2006,
27th January 2008 and 31st January 2009
Future Company Developments
MODIS INTERNATIONAL LTD
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.7: Financial Results for Modis International Ltd (£000 and %), Years Ending
31st December 2006, 30th December 2007 and 28th December 2008
Future Company Developments
RANDSTAD EMPLOYMENT BUREAU LTD
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.8: Financial Results for Randstad Employment Bureau Ltd (£000 and %),
Years Ending 31st December 2006-2008
Future Company Developments
SPRING TECHNOLOGY STAFFING SERVICES LTD
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.9: Financial Results for Spring Technology
Staffing Services Ltd (£000 and %), Years Ending 31st December 2006-2008
Future Company Developments
STERIA RECRUITMENT LTD
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.10: Financial Results for Steria Recruitment Ltd (£000 and %), Years Ending
30th April 2007, 31st December 2007 and 31st December 2008
Future Company Developments
STHREE PLC
Corporate Strategy
Profitability
Table 8.11: Financial Results for SThree PLC (£000 and %), Years Ending
30th November 2006, 2nd December 2007 and 30th November 2008
Future Company Developments
OTHER COMPANIES

9. The Future
ECONOMIC FACTORS
The Economy
Confidence Returns to IT Jobs Market
Improvement in Recruitment Levels Reported
Labour Market Is Still Very Fragile
Concerns About Twin-Track Economy
FUTURE DEMAND FOR IT WORKERS
Table 9.1: Projected Employment in the Computer-Services Industries by Sex
(000 and %), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 9.2: Projected Employment in the Computer-Services Industries by Type
of Employment (000 and %), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 9.3: Projected Employment in the Computer-Services Industries
by Occupational Group (000), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 9.4: Projected Employment in the Computer-Services Industries
by Occupational Group (%), 2007, 2012 and 2017
FORECASTS 2010 TO 2014
Table 9.5: The Forecast IT Recruitment Market by Sector by Invoiced Sales at Current
Prices (£m), 2010-2014
Figure 9.1: The Forecast IT Recruitment Market by Sector
by Invoiced Sales at Current Prices (£m), 2010-2014
Figure 9.2: Growth in the IT Recruitment Market by Invoiced Sales at Current Prices
(£m), 2005-2014

10. Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Sources
Other Sources
Sources

-ADECCO UK LTD
-ALEXANDER MANN GROUP LTD
-ELAN COMPUTING LTD
-HARVEY NASH GROUP PLC
-HAYS PLC
-LORIEN RESOURCING LTD
-MODIS INTERNATIONAL LTD
-RANDSTAD EMPLOYMENT BUREAU LTD
-SPRING TECHNOLOGY STAFFING SERVICES LTD
-STERIA RECRUITMENT LTD
-STHREE PLC

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