Britons Feel Threatened by the Outsourced Jobs

By: Alison White

A Deloitte/YouGov survey of more than 2,000 employed adults shows that the Britons believe that the proportion of the outsourced jobs must be changed so that an important number of jobs would be returned to the Britain's citizens.

82% of the interviewed persons were against the idea that the companies should be outsourcing jobs while only 4% had nothing against the outsourcing of the jobs.

Among those 82% people who declared themselves against the outsourcing, 32% were firmly sustaining the idea that the companies really need to return jobs to UK. This number is relevant to the fact that in January at the same kind of a survey, there were only 22% people who sustained the idea.

David Owen, consulting partner at Deloitte explains that the result of this latest survey are reflecting in fact the concern that Britons have over their job security. "Growing awareness of the increased mobility of both resource and labour is causing anxiety with 17% of respondents believing that offshoring presents a threat to their own jobs," he said.

However, on a deeper analysis of the situation, during this last month, SSL/Computer Weekly Survey of Appointments Data and Trends found out that there was no net loss of the UK jobs registered. The only noticeable change was that the offer of the employment has had a different basis. Fewer junior IT posts were advertised with offshoring, while there was a visible increase in offers at the more senior levels. The posts of senior permanent IT posts rose thus, on the website with 12%, while the recruitment for the juniors registered a slightly decrease. This was to be seen in the contract market also, where the demand for senior staff has known the same level and the one for junior staff fell actually by almost 10%.

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