Monday, 14 November 2011
Demand for IT staff bucking national trend
Demand for IT professionals may be bucking the trend according to a recent report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Each job sector is given a score on an index where more than 50 indicates a growth in demand for staff; permanent IT staff scored 57.2 with IT contractors slightly lower but still positive. According to the REC's website, REC Technology Chair, Jeff Bridges, said “Information technology is striking that, even at a time when the UK economy as a whole appears to be wobbling, demand for qualified IT professionals remains healthy...jobs of the future will be in technical, highly-skilled areas such as IT."
Another report out this week from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development does predict further medium term job losses in many sectors. With its more positive news for information technology professionals, the REC research reports that "IT is one of the few areas of the economy providing real, long-term employment opportunities." See more at http://www.rec.uk.com/press/news/1852