Services Group, Parity ranks top in supply of IT Contractors
on: November 15, 2007, 3:33 am
Release Author: Parity Group plc
Release Summary: Parity Resources, the recruitment arm of Parity
Group, has succeeded in topping all other firms in the supply of
specialist IT contractors through OGC buying solutions frameworks
Release Body: Figures just released by the Office of Government
Commerce (OGC) reveal that Parity Resources
ranks top in the supply of IT Contractors through Catalist and S-Cat
frameworks. Parity’s turnover for 2006/7
hit £30m and has proved untouchable by their nearest rival
at £15m and looks set to continue for 2007/8. “This
is a fantastic performance, and clearly demonstrates our commitment
and ability to recruit scarce IT skills into key projects within
the Public Sector”, said David Plummer, MD of
recently critical of the issues around inadequate resource planning
and the link with project failure, warns about the traditional model
of contract employment not being viable in the current climate.
The current high demands for IT resources mean that organisations
are not only having to pay higher market rates to secure key IT
skills but also risk not having those resources available when they
need them, adding further risk of projects going over time and budget.
need to be far more astute when recruiting to ensure both the timing
of the introduction of skilled workers is right and quality is high
enough to meet the project goals. This is what we strive to do and
how we aim to help our Public Sector clients. It’s not easy,
requiring a high level of commitment to find the right people, and
clearly we do this better than anyone else”, emphasised
Resources supplies specialist contractors in IT, Project
and Programme Management and IT Interim Management categories for
Catalist, the new IT and business services catalogue, and to its
predecessor S-Cat. Parity Resources has enjoyed excellent relations
over many years across a broad base of Public Sector departments.
Catalist was conceived by public body OGC to reduce the time and
complexity of public sector purchasing and reduce procurement cycles.
the start (we first specialised in the sector back in 1990) our
focus on the Public Sector has been both keen and aggressive. We
have made some significant investments in organising and resourcing
the business to better understand and meet the demands of the Public
Sector, which are invariably high and exacting. This focus, investment
and performance has not happened by chance, and we remain committed
to both improving and growing the business, through Catalist and
the various other buying frameworks. We are not complacent and fully
intend to continue to out perform our competitors and the market”,
was the ambitious message from Plummer.
Resources’ Public Sector performance mirrors their
year on year growth in the IT Contractor and Permanent
IT recruitment markets. Parity Resources have
an active IT jobs board and specialise in Prince2 jobs, public sector
security jobs and IT
Parity Group plc
Parity is a leading IT Business services organisation
delivering technical, recruitment and training solutions to the
UK and Irish markets. Parity focus on the key areas
of project, programme and IT service management. Parity's Training
business educates client's own staff in these skill areas; their
Resources business recruits highly skilled short term, interim and
permanent staff; and their Solutions business takes total delivery
responsibility for IT projects and programmes as well as the ongoing
delivery of IT applications and business processes.
has deep industry knowledge and expertise in Finance, Utilities,
Telecoms and the Public Sector delivering people, skills and concepts
for IT projects and programmes throughout the UK. Parity
have provided these services to a range of notable clients,
including Hewlett Packard, IBM, Ministry of Defence, Royal Bank
of Scotland, Northern Ireland Electricity, Siemens and GlaxoSmithKline.
Details: Contact details:
Parity contact details: Gina Cannon
Parity Group plc
Wimbledon Bridge House
1 Hartfield Road
0845 873 6945
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