Why Confidence Is Falling for IT Workers

Why Confidence Is Declining Among IT Workers

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The overall Employee Confidence Index among IT workers declined to 57.4 in the fourth quarter of last year, compared to 61.7 in the third quarter.

Declining ImpressionsDeclining Impressions

41% of surveyed IT workers feel the economy is getting stronger, down from 43% who felt this way the prior quarter.

Employment OptionsEmployment Options

Just 32% of those surveyed said there are more jobs available now than in the recent past, as opposed to 38% who said there were more jobs available in the third quarter of 2014.

Fleeting FaithFleeting Faith

49% expressed confidence in the future of their employer, a decline from 62% in the prior quarter.

Secure PositionSecure Position

60% said they’re not likely to get laid off within the next 12 months, compared to 67% in the prior quarter.

Market AssessmentMarket Assessment

52% expressed confidence from their ability to find a new job over the next 12 months, which is down from 56% in the third quarter.

Exit PlanExit Plan

41% plan to seek new employment opportunities over the next 12 months, which is roughly the same as in the prior quarter.

He Said/She SaidHe Said/She Said

54% of male IT workers are confident in the future of their current employer, compared to just 26% of female tech employees.

Generation GapGeneration Gap

Nearly six out of 10 tech workers the age of 34 or younger said they’re likely to look for a new job within the next 12 months, as opposed to just 30% of those between the ages 35 and 44 and 38% of those between the ages 45 and 54.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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