IT job vacancies outnumber applicants

IT job vacancies outnumber applicants

Summary: Advertised IT jobs are now marginally outnumbering the number of people looking for work in the sector, according to an E-skills UK survey

TOPICS: IT Employment

The number of advertised IT jobs is now marginally greater than the number of people looking for work in the sector, according to industry body E-skills UK.

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A survey by E-skills UK shows that advertised vacancies in the IT sector rose to 101,000 positions in the third quarter of 2010, while the number of IT staff looking for new jobs declined to just over 100,000. There were more vacancies in IT than applicants for the first time since 2008.

The number of IT workers claiming Job Seekers Allowance fell to 29,000 with the IT unemployment rate falling to 3.1 percent. That figure compares with an overall unemployment rate of 8.3 percent for the workforce as a whole, suggesting individuals looking for work in IT are better off than those looking for work in other industries.

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  • Hi
    I think it is not quite true because same Job advisements are posted by different Agents daily in Job site which giving the wrong impression. And most of them are just collecting the resumes. There are still lot of skilled IT guys looking for work

  • I pretty much concur. These "happy stories" don't really get to grips with that slippery beasty called reality.