Fewer job cuts and positive predictions offer hope for IT jobseekers
There are several signs that the IT job market is beginning to improve, with fewer high-profile, large-scale lay-offs and more job market surveys producing reasons to be positive. But are these just misnomers, or are things genuinely looking up?
The first quarter of 2009 was a bad one. E-skills' quarterly bulletin found demand for permanent and contract staff fell 27% and 32% respectively on the previous quarter. Unemployment for IT professionals increased from 2.4% to 3.4%.