Careers Slideshow: IT Workers More Confident in Jobs, Economy

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-06-2012
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52 is the most recent, overall IT Employee Confidence Index reading, up from 47.3 the prior quarter.

Anyone who's been in the workforce in the past few years knows what a rollercoaster it's been. But things are looking up, according to a recent survey of IT professionals from Technisource. The company's latest IT Employee Confidence Index reveals that optimism levels have climbed above 50, after dipping below that critical mark last year. Overall, tech workers feel better about job security, employment-search prospects and the future of their organizations. "With the demand for IT professionals steadily increasing, confidence is rising once again," says Andrew Speer, president of technology solutions for Technisource. "We're seeing great demand for project managers, analytics professionals and .NET application developers, demonstrating that companies are opening their budgets and embracing technology implementation." And one-third of employees are actively looking for new employment, Speer notes, meaning CIOs and other tech managers must focus on the needs of IT teams to avoid unnecessary hiring and re-training costs. More than 245 IT professionals took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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