ComputerWeekly: According to recruiting firm Robert Walters, financial services companies are looking to expand their IT staff. "There is a strong demand for people with front office skills who are used to the pressures of an investment bank. They want guys with excellent domain knowledge who can write secure code," said the company's Jason Addicott.
Robert Walters is also seeing strong demand for programmers who can write mobile apps, particularly for the iPhone. While overall demand for IT workers isn't as high as during 2010, the firm says its much better than 2008 and 2009. In addition, IT workers are reporting average raises between three and five percent.