Why IT Workers’ Confidence Is on the Downswing
IT workers are conveying less optimism about a broad range of factors impacting their future, and a growing number feel the economy is getting weaker.
The overall Employee Confidence Index among IT workers is 62.6, down from 65.1 six months ago.
38% of IT workers feel the economy is getting stronger, down from 46% who felt this way in mid-2015.
34% say there are more jobs available now, down from 38% who indicated the same in mid-2015.
64% express confidence in the future of their employer, down from 67% who expressed such confidence six months ago.
68% say they’re not likely to get laid off over the next 12 months, slightly up from 66% who said this in mid-2015.
59% say they’re confident in their ability to find a new job, down only slightly from the 60% who expressed similar confidence six months ago.
39% plan to seek new employment opportunities over the next 12 months, significantly up from 30% who intended to do so in mid-2015.
68% of women IT workers are confident in their ability to find a new job, compared to just 57% of male tech employees who are.
74% of female tech employees say it’s not likely that they’ll be laid off over the next 12 months, but only 67% of men IT workers feel the same way.