Demand for .NET and Java driving recruitment

The rate of IT development staff turnover topped 12% in 2005, number of firms expecting according to the annual salary survey from the National Computing Centre (NCC).

The rate of IT development staff turnover topped 12% in 2005, number of firms expecting according to the annual salary survey from the National Computing Centre (NCC).

The current turnover rate is a significant hike from the 9.4% recorded for 2004. In terms of specific skills required, Windows 2003 Server, Voice over IP and business analysis expertise will join .NET and Java as most sought after skills in 2006.

Overall, there’s a significant 9% drop in the number of firms expecting staff numbers to grow in 2006. Small IT departments and the IT services sector, however, will continue to see rapid growth.

“It looks like the dust will begin to settle on the labour market by next summer, but watch out, with certain skills such as internet and intranet development, demand will be high, so put your recruitment plans together now – or risk a fight for skilled staff later in the year,” says Stefan Foster, managing director of NCC membership services.

NCC’s findings are based on responses from 383 organisations and a total of 9,346 staff.

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