Deloitte starts up contracting arm

There's a new - and big - name in the IT contracting market. Deloitte Contracting is a fully owned subsidiary of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Long-time industry identity Peter Macaulay, who owns Number One IT Group, has been appointed chief executive of the start-up.

There's a new — and big — name in the IT contracting market.

Deloitte Contracting is a fully owned subsidiary of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Long-time industry identity Peter Macaulay, who owns Number One IT Group, has been appointed chief executive of the start-up.

"The contracting market is growing steadily, and this will broaden and extend options to managers for how they resource," Macaulay says.

Initially, Deloitte Contracting will service Deloitte's in-house requirements but it will open its own premises in Wellington within the next two months. Auckland offices will be opened subsequently.

Macaulay says the company will provide a base for contractors where they can be part of an organisation but not on an exclusive basis.

"We'll also provide access to computerised training, facilities, equipment and discounted accounting services. Contractors will earn credits for training against hours worked for the consultancy.

"This provides an add-on to Deloitte Consulting, and a parallel career path for people who don't fit the conventional consulting role.

"Typically, we'll provide network administration, development and project skills to begin with but we're going very broad."

Macaulay says the IT market is shifting more into contracting. "Our job is to provide options for Deloitte and its clients."

Establishment of Deloitte Contracting was announced last week. There are already 40 contractors on the books, Macaulay says.

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