More than half of IT directors overpay contractors

Over half of IT directors believe they pay their contract staff too much, according to a new survey backed by consultancy Morse.

But despite this, they are also struggling to find the contract staff to plug the skills gaps in their workforce, the survey found.

Over 70% of the 200 IT directors’ survey reported that they could not find the right people to fill the gaps, despite the fact that they are paying more than they would like to.

Morse said that businesses need to negotiate more flexible engagements with their contractors, so that they can scale up and down their usage according to requirements.

Pete Swabey

Pete Swabey

Pete was Editor of Information Age and head of technology research for Vitesse Media plc from 2005 to 2013, before moving on to be Senior Editor and then Editorial Director at The Economist Intelligence...

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