IT Workers Confident About Job Prospects

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-21-2014 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Holding Steady

    The overall IT worker confidence index is 60, which is the same as it was last quarter.
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    44% of IT pros believe the economy is getting stronger, up from 34% last quarter.
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    66% say it isn't likely they'll lose their job within the next 12 months, down from 71% last quarter.
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    35% feel that more jobs are available now than in the recent past, which is the same as last quarter.
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    Moving On

    35% say it's likely they'll look for a new job in the next year, compared to 31% last quarter.
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    46% say they're confident in their ability to find a new job, compared to 52% last quarter.
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    58% are confident in the future of their current employer, down from 69% last quarter.
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    51% of IT workers under age 35 expect to look for a job within the next year, as opposed to 27% of those age 35 to 44.
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    49% of male IT workers are confident in their ability to find a new job, as opposed to just 35% of female tech employees who feel this way.
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    62% of male IT workers are confident in the future of their current employer, compared to only 42% of female tech pros who feel this way.
 

While certain confidence factors are dipping slightly, tech professionals express overall confidence in both their current job stability and prospects for landing a new position, according to a recent survey from Randstad Technologies. A significant number—especially when it comes to Millennials—are expecting to look for a new employer in the immediate future. A relatively positive employment market for the IT industry along with exploding interest in all things mobile, cloud and social media are contributing to the sentiments. "When you consider that technology is seeping into nearly every sector and becoming more critical in every industry, there is a growing demand for technical talent to drive technology-based processes," says Bob Dickey, group president over technology and engineering at Randstad. "[This is creating] promising careers and job opportunities for IT employees … We believe the industry is on pace to match or exceed growth rates like this in a variety of positions spanning the gamut of computer systems analysts to web developers and computer programmers." Nearly 175 U.S. 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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