Wednesday, February 9, 2011

UK ICT Labour Market Report

e-skills UK has published the latest issue of our Labour Market Bulletin, the definitive source of information about changes in the demand/supply of ICT labour and skills in the UK.

A continued decline in the number of 'ready candidates' for ICT positions and an increase in the number of jobs on offer meant increased competition for recruiters during the second quarter of 2010.  Advertised rates for ICT staff rose slightly as a result, though actual earnings remained unchanged on the previous quarter.

Key findings also include:
  • The number of advertised vacancies for ICT staff rose for the fourth consecutive quarter to 94,000 positions, even as the count of 'ready candidates' (in/out of work ICT staff that were seeking new/additional jobs) declined to 112,000.
  • However, the incidence of ICT skills shortages remains at an historically low level, and just 12% of ICT recruiters stated that they had experienced difficulty filling ICT posts during the previous quarter due to a lack of candidates with the required skills, qualifications or experience.
The unemployment rate for ICT staff fell to 3.4%, with a comparison figure of 8.3% for the workforce as a whole.

Download the e-skills Labour Market Bulletin - PDF 711KB

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