Chicago--MediaTec Publishing Inc., which provides education, training and career information in the IT marketplace, on Friday announced the launch of IT Contractor
, a business magazine for contractors and consultants. The bimonthly will have 30,000 subscribers. MediaTec is hoping to tap into a growing market with IT Contractor
. According to the Gartner Group Inc., the contracting and consulting market for IT is expected to more than double in the next few years, from $19.7 billion in 1999 to $39.9 billion in 2004, with an average growth rate of 19% a year.