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TalkTalk cyber insecurity shows growing demand for IT contractors
marketing | 27 October 2015
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Internet and telecoms company TalkTalk was the victim of a “significant and sustained” cyber-attack last week, which could have compromised the personal details and bank account information of thousands of their customers.

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the attack, which is just the latest in a string of cyber insecurities.

As more companies wake up to the dangers of cyber-crime the demand for skilled IT contractors is on the rise.  

Contracting is King! How new trends are changing the way we work
marketing | 26 June 2015
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If you’ve taken a taxi recently, there’s a high chance it might have been an Uber car. One of the most impactful start-ups in recent years, a hidden fact behind Uber’s inexorable rise has been its total reliance on contractors. There are something like permanent 2,000 employees on the Uber payroll, compared to nearly 160,000 contractors.

So what can the Uber example tell us about contracting in the 21st century economy? Umbrella’s Operations Director Neil Armitage gave us his thoughts: “Uber is a really specific example of an ‘on-demand’ style of business. They can recruit contractors in waves as and when. Drivers, tech experts and back office staff. That suits their business model, so it is a somewhat nuanced example.”

Business Development Manager
editor | 2 December 2014
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Umbrella-Company Limited, who operate under the trading name umbrella.co.uk, are currently recruiting a number of Business Development Managers (BDM’s) to work in either their new London Office in Aldersgate or their South Manchester Head Office on Manchester Road in Wilmslow.

Boom time for cyber-security contractors
marketing | 28 July 2015
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IT security is big business. With cyber attacks costing companies an eye-watering $445bn globally last year, and new UK and EU privacy regulations coming into force, organisations of all sizes are finally taking steps to protect their data and intellectual property.  

This new-found sense of urgency is creating an unprecedented number of opportunities for those with expertise in the field. Indeed, recruitment firm Stott and May has reported that cyber security professionals are “currently in incredibly high demand – and accordingly in limited supply.”

marketing | 22 May 2015
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The much-talked about skills shortage seen across sectors of UK Industry continues to trouble employers in a variety of work areas. Getting hold of the right staff, with the right skills, training and experience is proving a testing – and lasting – challenge to the HR functions of businesses throughout the UK.