Permanent IT staff gain edge in pay

• Salaries for permanent IT staff soared in 1999, while rates for many IT
contractors fell during the period.

A Windows NT specialist can now earn more than £30,000 in a permanent post,
a third more than the previous quarter, while freelance rates fell by 1.8 per
cent to £947 per week. The figures are revealed in the quarterly survey carried
out by Internet-based IT recruitment firm Spring.com.

There was also a fall in rates for contractors with MS Office skills, down
nearly 10 per cent to £741.

www.spring.com

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