Public sector IT jobs on the rise

Summary:The number of IT vacancies in the public sector has increased by 5.98 percent from April to May 2011, according to new figures

IT has outperformed the wider jobs market in terms of unemployment rates and salary increases — and the latest figures suggest things are getting even better.

The number of IT vacancies in the public sector has increased by 5.98 percent from April to May 2011, according to research from recruitment consultancy Computer People.

However, Sid Barnes, executive director of Computer People, said much of this increase is a result of critical roles being reinstated after severe public-sector cuts. "We can't get carried away with it because it's growth from a very, very low base. These are critical roles, and for the first time public-sector employers have budget to fill these roles," Barnes told ZDNet UK's sister site silicon.com.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see IT jobs: Public sector vacancies edge up on silicon.com.


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