Applications for IT jobs rose 17% the first two months of 2008 according to a report by an IT recruitment agency.
The report by CV Screen compares applications made in the last three months of 2007 with January and February.
The findings show that many IT professionals have kicked off the new year by moving to a new job.
The agency said despite fears of a slowdown, confidence was high within the IT industry with an increase in the number of applicants as well as the number of new IT vacancies being registered.
CV Screen said it had registered a record number of IT jobs in February, which showed that the market was still buoyant in the early months of 2008.