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March 18, 2009

Report: IT Employment Decline Moderates in February

Filed under: FYI,IT,IT consulting,US — 7macaw @ 11:06 am
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After dropping markedly in December (56,000 jobs or 1.4%) and January (46,000 jobs or 1.15%), the decline in IT employment moderated in February dropping by (17,000 jobs or .43%), according to the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses (NACCB), which tracks monthly IT employment.

After peaking in November with over 4 million jobs and dropping the subsequent three months,
IT employment stands at 3,938,800. Despite the drop over the last three months, IT employment
was effectively flat (-.23%) year-over-year, outperforming the general employment marketplace
which shed more than 4 million jobs (-3.02%) over the same time period
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Source: NACCB Report[pdf]

January 20, 2009

UK: IT jobs decline by 24% in three months

Filed under: IT,IT consulting,UK — DF @ 1:15 pm
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According to ComputerWeekly: “Compared to the previous quarter, there were 24.3% fewer jobs advertised from October to December than there were from July to September.

Some job roles saw larger drops in demand than others. Skills still in demand include Oracle, Java, SQL, C#, .net and SAP.”

Finance is still the most affected sector, with a drop of 32.1% in demand. Software houses saw demand fall 21.6%, and manufacturing, retail and media all saw falls. The public sector was the only one to buck the trend, with 9.5% more jobs being advertised since the previous quarter.”

“Recruitment is down by 27.5% in the north east of England, 17% in Scotland, 22.1% in the south of England, and 10% in Wales and the west of England.”

November 24, 2008

The spreadsheet of sunshine: Who’s hiring

Filed under: FYI,IT,software,US — DF @ 5:53 pm
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According to CNet, companies are still hiring: Intel, Facebook, Cisco, Digg, Napster, etc, etc. Check it out here.

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