There has been a huge increase in demand for high-end application development skills among UK organisations.
The CPMi Job Creation Index, published by recruitment consultancy Computer People and Mandis Business Intelligence, tracks employers' recruitment plans across the UK technology and telecoms markets.
Neil Hulse, business analyst at Computer People, and author of the report, said JDBC, Visual C++, Blackberry, MIS and C++ were the top five skills, with the greatest percentage rate increase between the first and second quarter of 2006.
Vax/VMS, ATM, SAP PP, Broadband and client-server suffered the biggest percentage decrease during this period. "The IT jobs market is enjoying its longest period of stability in 20 years. For a year and a half the number of jobs advertised per quarter has varied by less than 10%," said Hulse.
According to the report, 7,246 new jobs were created in the technology and telecoms sectors during the second quarter - a 48% increase on the first quarter figures.