Information security roles took a knock during the recession, but there are now an increasing number of jobs available to consultancy and freelance workers, according to a new survey.
UK recruitment firm Barclay Simpson said today that it had seen an increasing number of vacancies for staff in corporate governance and IT security, and suggested that the future is bright for flexible workers.
Salaries for consultants fell by between 10 and 20 per cent over the past year, and uncertainty about long-term prospects may have prompted many to take on full-time roles where they exist.
"We are cautiously optimistic about the recovery that is underway within the corporate governance recruitment market," said Adrian Simpson, founder and director of Barclay Simpson.
"Bank failures have focused attention on governance, and regulators throughout the world are responding. It is clear that corporate governance is no longer perceived as a 'nice to have', but as an essential business requirement.
"We are confident that the demand for information security professionals will continue to improve, and we are already seeing staff shortages in specialist areas."
Simpson added that there were 53 per cent more vacancies in the second half of 2009 than in the first six months of the year.
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