As the economy struggles along, employers are apparently preferring to hire IT contractors over full-timers — but only by a slight margin, according to Dice.com data.
In June, the number of contract job postings on Dice rose 7 percent over the previous year, while full-time job postings increased by 6 percent.
Granted, the sheer number of full-time positions listed is higher than that of contractors. But the growth rate is a more telling figure to watch.
The growth rate is a reflection of employer sentiment over which class of workers is more important to throw money at. Where does your employer or client fall?