IT Worker Confidence Remains Strong

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-04-2014 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    The overall confidence index among tech workers is 60.4, which is about the same as it was last quarter.
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    52% are confident in their ability to find a new job, compared to 20% who aren't confident.
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    39% say there are fewer jobs available now compared to recent times, compared to 35% who say more opportunities exist.
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    60% say it's not likely they'll look for a new job over the next year, in contrast to 31% who say they plan to do so.
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    Institutional Trust

    69% are confident in the future of their current employer, as opposed to 16% who aren't confident.
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    71% say it's not likely they'll get laid off in the near future, compared to only 12% who say it's likely.
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    34% feel the economy is getting stronger, down from 42% this time last quarter.
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    56% of male IT workers are confident in their ability to find a new job, but only 25% of women tech workers are.
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    54% of tech employees under age 35 are confident in their ability to find a new job, compared to no more than 42% of those 45 or older.
 

IT employees are decidedly optimistic about their careers—as well as the future of their organizations, according to a new survey from Randstad Technologies. Their overall confidence is high, and they're more self-assured when it comes to finding a new job should they explore the open market. Fortunately for CIOs, however, most of them are planning to stay with their current employers. It would be inadvisable to get complacent, however, because their loyalties could shift as demand for IT skills grows. "Technology professionals have one of the highest levels of confidence among other industries surveyed, and rightfully so," says Bob Dickey, group president over technology and engineering at Randstad. "With the increase in emerging technologies such as Web and mobile application development, big data and SaaS, the job market for IT professionals who specialize in such areas remains very bright. The competition for highly skilled workers is also increasing the need for employers to stay competitive when it comes to compensation." More than 165 IT workers participated in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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