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Demand for IT graduates set to rise in 2010

Research from the Association of Graduate Recruiters predicts that demand for tech graduates is to rise by around a fifth this year
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Demand for technology graduates is predicted to rise by around a fifth this year, according to research from the Association of Graduate Recruiters.

The AGR's latest Graduate Recruitment Survey shows the majority of business sectors are anticipating an increase in the number of vacancies for graduates this year, with the IT hardware and software sector projecting a 20.5 percent rise. This compares favourably to various sectors including investment banking/fund management (16.2 percent projected rise), engineering (10.3 percent) and law (7.4 percent).

Sectors set to outstrip IT in recruiting graduates include banking, retail, construction, and consultancy and business services.

For more on this story, see Tech grads in demand with recruiters in 2010 on silicon.com.

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