Market heats up for Brazilian IT contractors

Some 78 percent of CIOs in the country plan on hiring temporary manpower to meet project demands, says research

Brazilian IT contractors are seeing more demand for their services as most chief information officers (CIOs) will be hiring temporary skills to deliver projects, according to research.

The yearly salary guide published by recruitment consultancy firm Robert Half has found that 78 percent of local CIOs are intending to hire contractors in the coming months.

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According to the report, the top three areas where CIOs will be looking to hire in the coming year are project management (cited by 53 percent of those polled), followed by business continuity (35 percent) and business transformation (31 percent).

But there is the issue of skills shortages, also seen within the local contractor population. According to the research, it is harder to find skills across the areas of software development (mentioned by 61 percent of those surveyed), security (47 percent), app development (46 percent) and networking (45 percent).

The Robert Half survey polled 100 chief information officers across Brazil in a variety of verticals.

In terms of salaries, CIOs in Brazil earn a monthly average of R$25,000-R$55,000 ($7,700-$17,000), says the survey. Other roles such as Big Data Engineer earn about R$ 15,000-R$35,000 ($4,600-$10,700). Information Security Managers get about R$15,000-R$22,000 ($4,600-$6,700) while Infrastructure Managers can earn about R$8,000-R$20,000 ($2,400-$6,170).

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