Why IT Workers’ Confidence Is on the Downswing

Why IT Workers’ Confidence Is on the Downswing

Why IT Workers’ Confidence Is on the DownswingWhy 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.

Slight DipSlight Dip

The overall Employee Confidence Index among IT workers is 62.6, down from 65.1 six months ago.

Economic DownturnEconomic Downturn

38% of IT workers feel the economy is getting stronger, down from 46% who felt this way in mid-2015.

Hiring DeclineHiring Decline

34% say there are more jobs available now, down from 38% who indicated the same in mid-2015.

Waning SupportWaning Support

64% express confidence in the future of their employer, down from 67% who expressed such confidence six months ago.

Firm FootingFirm Footing

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.

Personal BrandPersonal Brand

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.

On the MarketOn the Market

39% plan to seek new employment opportunities over the next 12 months, significantly up from 30% who intended to do so in mid-2015.

Gender Divide, Part IGender Divide, Part I

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.

Gender Divide, Part IIGender Divide, Part II

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.

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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