Careers Slideshow: IT Employment ForecastBy Ericka Chickowski | Posted 07-23-2009
IT Employment Forecast
1. TechServe Alliance says that the employment market lost 16,000 jobs in June, a 0.4% contraction.
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2. June's IT employment included 3,828,900 jobs. That's a year-over-year dip of nearly 5%.
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3. But there's some good news out there: The reduction reported by TechServe Alliance last month was far less than recent months, including March, when IT employment slid by 31,300 jobs and 0.79%.
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4. A recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Technisource found that 40 % of IT workers are confident in their ability to find a new job compared to 37% during the first quarter of the year.
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5. Only 48% of tech workers think the economy is getting worse, compared to 66% with bleak outlooks during the first quarter.
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6. Approximately 64% of tech workers are confident in the future of their current employers, up from 58% of workers who said the same during the first quarter.
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7. Based on the Harris/Technisource survey, the IT Employee Confidence Index rose by 6.1 points to 45.8 in Q2 of this year.
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8. Released last month, the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report found that at least 85% of the CIOs it interviewed will retain the current level of IT staffing.
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9. Analysts with Computer Economics report that among 200 IT executives recently surveyed, 46% say they will reduce headcount in 2009, while 27% are increasing hiring.
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10. Recent figures from Janco Associates found that though overall IT salaries will drop by 0.19% this year, average IT salaries within large enterprises will rise by 0.22%.