IT recruitment picks up as economy stabilises

Karl Flinders

The number of IT jobs advertised in all sectors in the fist quarter of 2010 was 4% higher than the previous quarter, with financial services IT job vacancies increasing by 23%.

According to the financial services sector has remained the top ranking sector in terms of job postings since 2006.

SQL holds the top spot as the skill that is most in demand, closely followed by C and C#. Fifty-two per cent of all permanent jobs advertised request these skills, and C# has shown the biggest recent increase in demand, with quarterly vacancies up by 12%.

Richard Nott, website director at CWJobs, said, "It is encouraging to see job growth in the IT sector as the economy takes steps towards recovery. We hope these findings signal the start of re-investment in IT."

Industries advertising the most permanent IT jobs in Q1 2010

  1. Finance
  2. Media
  3. Retail
  4. Public sector
  5. Manufacturing

Industries advertising the most contract IT jobs in Q1 2010

  1. Finance
  2. Public sector
  3. Media
  4. Retail
  5. Manufacturing

Most requested IT skills for permanent IT jobs in Q1 2010

  1. SQL
  2. C
  3. C#
  4. .Net
  5. SQL Server
  6. ASP
  7. Java
  8. HTML
  9. PHP
  10. Javascript

Most requested IT skills for contract IT jobs in Q1 2010

  1. SQL
  2. C
  3. C#
  4. Java
  5. Oracle
  6. SQL Server
  7. .Net
  8. SAP
  9. ASP
  10. Unix

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