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Irish contractors operating within the IT industry have received positive news that their services continue to be in strong demand.

The increased growth is due to major investments in larger Financial Technology (Fintech) corporations investing more into big data and security roles. As Fintech continues to excel, so does the additional opportunities associated. The demand for contract workers with a financial or technological background should see the biggest incline.

Morgan McKinley’s Irish Employment Monitor in May 16 reported that overall contract roles, across all sectors, actually fell 1% month-on-month and 9% compared to last year. This drop has been put down to the uncertainty of the eu referendum, and uncertainty attached. Once the vote has taken place, we should expect to see this increase.

As technology has continued to excel, the demand for security contractors working within the Fintech sector has grown. Recent figures from various FinTech specialist job boards state that experienced cyber security contractors can command a daily rate of £525, this is a 12% increase on last year.

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