The job picture is mixed for technology professionals. The data shows that telecommunications is still a depressed market with a loss of 34,600 jobs since May 2010 while there has been a compensating increase of 59,700 jobs in the computer systems design and related services sector. Janulaitis said the disconcerting fact is that if you look at the data that was just published and factor in BLS adjustments, the December data shows a decline of 1.28% in IT jobs versus an increase of 0.36% that was originally reported.”
Janco feels that the recovery has not taken hold and the IT job market will be soft for at least one more quarter. Janco predicts there will be more churn in IT staff as CIOs accelerate their move to more flexible staffing models. CIOs are outsourcing more technical work, including managed IP services such as VoIP and VPNs. They are hiring more contractors for desktop and security services, and they are putting more applications such as remote backup in the cloud. At the same time, they are looking to hire IT people with business and analytical skills, such as risk management and project management. CIOs report that they're having trouble hiring IT people because either they can't find IT professionals with the right business skills or they can't afford them. All of this means more turnover in IT departments.
Janco is an international consulting firm that publishes the IT Salary Survey, Browser Market Data, and the IT Infrastructure HandiGuide® series of books used by IT, finance, human resources and other professionals as the source of information on topics from policies and procedures, to job descriptions and responsibilities.
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Janco is a consulting firm that publishes the IT Salary Survey, Browser Market Data, and the organizational and IT Infrastructure HandiGuide® series of books.