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UK – Two-fifths of IT workers have more to contribute to their workplace

12 December 2013

More than two-fifths (44%) of IT professionals in Britain feel that they have more to give in their career in order to reach their full potential. Amid increasingly positive economic signals, Britain's IT staff are showing that they are not prepared to rest on their laurels, according to research by Randstad Technologies, reports digitaljournal.com.

This ambition within the IT sector comes despite the fact the industry has the highest levels of professional fulfilment when compared to other sectors in the UK. Nearly three quarters (73%) of IT professionals describe themselves as professionally fulfilled - well above the UK average of 62%.

Mike Beresford, Managing Director of Randstad Technologies, said: "Positive signals for the UK economy seem to be appearing every week, which is fantastic news if we're to achieve a sustainable recovery. What is even more encouraging though is that despite being the most professionally fulfilled sector in the UK, those working in the sector have the ambition to advance even further. It is an exciting time for the tech sector in the UK and the dynamism of the industry is reflected in the goals of the staff who are driving it forward.”

British IT staff workers feel that it is a worker’s personal characteristics that are the most important influence on achieving your potential. More than a third (38%) of staff in the sector feel this is the case.

Determination is viewed as the most important personal characteristic by 43% of IT professionals. Adaptability is seen as the next most important character trait (39%) if you are to achieve your potential in the sector with a strong work ethic viewed as the third (39%).

Mike Beresford said: "The characteristics seen as key to achieving your potential in the IT industry strongly reflect the sector itself. Technology can advance at a rapid pace and as a result adaptability is of paramount importance. As is the ability to work smart - ground-breaking achievements in the technology world don't happen by accident. There is always someone working to stay one step ahead."

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