Recruitment in IT sector remains buoyant, for now


Recruitment in IT sector remains buoyant, for now

Kathleen Hall

Job vacancies in the IT sector have increased by the fastest rate in three years, rising for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to recruitment sites and

In the second quarter of 2010, demand for Linux skills increased by 8%, overtaking Unix for the first time, while SQL, Java, C, C#, .Net and ASP continue to be the most sought-after skills.

But since the government braced the nation for deep spending cuts, 21% fewer public sector roles have been advertised, said the job sites.

Richard Nott, website director at CWJobs, said, "We were all aware that the IT sector will be affected by public sector cutbacks, but it is encouraging to see that overall job postings are continuing to increase."

However, despite a strong recovery in the IT jobs market, recruitment specialist McGregor Boyall is predicting a fall in the number of vacancies in the sector in the second half of the year.

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