The guide, written by established technology commentator Ade McCormack, provides an overview of the market and the reasons behind the trend to resource IT functions both outside the organisation and overseas. It also suggests ways in which IT professionals can take steps to ensure that they remain attractive in the UK technology recruitment market. These focus on taking a business-focused approach to their position and demonstrating their value in terms of the practical benefits they deliver to the organisation, rather than talking in technical jargon.
Ray Duggins, managing director of theitjobboard.com, comments: “We are not in any way suggesting IT professionals should be complacent about their position being outsourced. However, although outsourcing and offshoring are a stark reality, we refuse to be swayed by sensationalist news stories, and aim to put some perspective on the issue. If you keep ahead of the market, recognise that there is an increasing need for techies to understand business and use this knowledge to enhance your career, there is no need for a knee-jerk reaction now. It’s likely that you are perceived as an asset which makes taking your position outside the organisation less tenable.”