IT technical skills

  • December 19, 2002 19 Dec'02

    Firms discover the benefits of voluntary work

    IT professionals are finding that volunteering their skills to help local communities can boost their own project management...

  • November 14, 2002 14 Nov'02

    ITers offer skills to communities

    Four leading IT organisations have joined forces to launch IT4Communities, an initiative to help IT professionals use their...

  • November 14, 2002 14 Nov'02

    Skills market shows no signs of picking up pace

    IT professionals were urged to brace themselves for a slow and painful recovery in the jobs market as evidence grows that the...

  • October 31, 2002 31 Oct'02

    E-government skills demand will save private sector jobs

    The increased demand for IT skills in the public sector will result in a large number of IT jobs being saved in the private...

  • October 31, 2002 31 Oct'02

    Wanted: IT staff with storage skills

    Users issued a rallying call for IT professionals to build up their storage skills and help to shore up the skills gap in the...

  • July 25, 2002 25 Jul'02

    Catch them young to prevent skills shortages in the future

    The UK will face severe IT skills shortages unless new education initiatives are set up and led by industry. That was the message...

  • June 12, 2002 12 Jun'02

    SMEs face skills shortage

    Big companies are laying off IT staff in a slow job market but small firms still can't find the skills they need.

  • May 02, 2002 02 May'02

    E-skills body is denied new funds due to lack of support

    The public-private sector partnership responsible for fighting the UK's IT skills shortages did not get enough backing from...

  • February 21, 2002 21 Feb'02

    Are the wrong skills being fast-tracked by Whitehall?

    Questions were raised this week about the criteria used by the Government to "fast-track" overseas IT professionals into jobs in...

  • February 19, 2002 19 Feb'02

    UK skills back-to-front

    IT workers in the UK might not be suited to their positions because they are lacking capabilities that are key in computing,...

  • January 28, 2002 28 Jan'02

    e-Skills makes headway in transforming IT image

    Although the IT industry is experiencing a downturn, the skills shortage faced by companies is still very prevalent.

  • December 06, 2001 06 Dec'01

    Employers want IT at head of skills initiative

    Employers are urging the Government to put IT and telecommunications at the forefront of new plans to tackle skills gaps and poor...

  • November 15, 2001 15 Nov'01

    Job prospects remain firm

    Employers are seeking staff with e-commerce and intranet skills despite the economic slowdown.

  • October 29, 2001 29 Oct'01

    Germany looks abroad to fill IT skills gap

    Germany is preparing to issue a second round of 10,000 visas for foreign technology experts, despite waves of redundancies in the...

  • October 25, 2001 25 Oct'01

    Life stops at 40 in IT industry

    Life stops at 40 for many IT professionals, a new survey has revealed. Despite the acute skills shortage facing the industry, one...

  • August 29, 2001 29 Aug'01

    3G skills shortage threatens corporate IT projects

    Users in travel, retail and finance could find plans to provide services on third generation (3G) mobile phones scuppered by a...

  • August 15, 2001 15 Aug'01

    Network skills are in demand

    IT professionals with network skills will continue to be in short supply for the the next few years despite the economic...

  • August 13, 2001 13 Aug'01

    Don't be a wage slave - be a leader!

    Feeling a bit low on charisma today? Don't worry - as Brinley Platts explains, most leadership skills can be taught and then it's...

  • May 11, 2001 11 May'01

    tif advises members to be more creative

    Despite the success of a handful of government schemes to end the skills shortage in the IT industry, there are calls for those...

  • May 11, 2001 11 May'01

    AOL builds youngsters' Web skills

    An AOL-sponsored course to teach basic Web design to London's disadvantaged youth is set to expand.Internet service provider AOL...

  • May 01, 2001 01 May'01

    Study: CIOs must brush up on communication skills

    Senior technology workers are under pressure to improve their communication and business skills as their role in guiding...

  • March 21, 2001 21 Mar'01

    Government plans to train long-term jobless in IT skills

    Long-term unemployed workers are to be trained and placed in IT technician jobs under the government's New Deal programme, which aims to place hundreds of the UK's unemployed in skilled IT jobs

  • March 14, 2001 14 Mar'01

    Improve links to beat skills gap

    Setting up improved links between the IT industry and education should be the Government's number one priority in combating the...

  • March 14, 2001 14 Mar'01

    Charter to end skills shortage

    Employers are being urged to take immediate action to head off a shortage of skilled IT professionals that threatens to damage...

  • March 07, 2001 07 Mar'01

    Reuse and recycle the key skills

    Last week, the heads of the CBI and the British Chamber of Commerce, together with the European IT Commissioner warned of the competitive threat from IT skills shortages

  • February 07, 2001 07 Feb'01

    IT chiefs pledge to fund skills shortage research

    Attempts by employers to find a solution to the UK's shortage of skilled e-commerce staff gained momentum this week, when the...

  • January 31, 2001 31 Jan'01

    Controllers warn of air traffic skills crisis

    Air traffic specialists have warned that a staffing crisis is increasingly likely this summer as controllers are taken off normal...

  • January 24, 2001 24 Jan'01

    Silicon Valley looks east as staff shortages bite

    Cross border sourcing" is gaining in popularity in the US where an expanding skills vacuum has led Silicon Valley businesses to...

  • January 10, 2001 10 Jan'01

    Winter slow-down for skills demand

    Demand for IT staff was low throughout November and December of last year, according to the latest survey from the Recruitment & Employment...

  • November 22, 2000 22 Nov'00

    ITers must become e-people

    E-skills are becoming more sought after, with 60% of capacity-planning jobs now requiring e-expertise. Nicholas Enticknap reports...

  • November 15, 2000 15 Nov'00

    Short-term solutions cannot plug skills gap

    Despite all the good intentions of the Stevens report into the IT skills crisis, we are making very slow progress. Karen Price, head of the E-skills...

  • November 15, 2000 15 Nov'00

    Extent of skills shortages exaggerated in some sectors

    Some skills shortages identified by the Government, and thus eligible for the fast track work permit scheme, can be filled by British IT staff.

    On the...

  • November 15, 2000 15 Nov'00

    National IT skills strategy a 'missed opportunity'

    Bill Goodwin

    A government-backed plan to create a national strategy for IT skills for the UK has been described as a "missed...

  • October 18, 2000 18 Oct'00

    Women hold key to IT competitiveness

    Women hold the key to UK competitiveness, but as long as the IT industry appears unattractive to them, the country's skills shortages will remain...

  • October 04, 2000 04 Oct'00

    New visa rules help to ease skills shortage

    Bill Goodwin

    Employers have welcomed a series of changes to Britain's immigration rules which promise to make it easier for companies...

  • September 27, 2000 27 Sep'00

    Europe faces e-skills shortage

    Europe may be poised to take charge of the world's e-business economy, but unless serious skills shortages are addressed, the...

  • September 06, 2000 06 Sep'00

    Asylum fears hit skills plan

    Bill Goodwin

    Hysteria about bogus asylum seekers could damage the Government's plans to open up the UK to more overseas IT...

  • September 06, 2000 06 Sep'00

    Consultants get jobs on the spot

    Nick Huber

    A leading UK IT consultancy is combating a technical skills shortage by offering successful applicants a job on the day of their...

  • August 23, 2000 23 Aug'00

    Standing out in the skills crowd

    The rising stars in skills requirements are Web-based and object-oriented, with Java the strongest contender. But C++ remains the...

  • August 09, 2000 09 Aug'00

    BCS plans certificate in consultancy skills

    An independent qualification in consultancy is being planned for staff in both IT departments and services companies following high demand for a BCS...