Tuesday, 16 January 2007 18:39

IT&T employer sentiment strong as firms upgrade

Employment expectations within the Australian IT industry are strong, despite a slight decline in sentiment from the last quarter of 2006, according to the latest Hudson Report Employment Expectations survey.

The survey, released by recruiter Hudson, polled 7,104 employers and showed that almost one in two employers in the IT industry plan to increase permanent staff levels during the March ’07 quarter (46.8%), while 3.9% expect to reduce staffing levels, translating to a net effect of +42.8%.

The results represent a marginal 0.8 percentage point (pp) decline from the previous quarter, but a 5.7% increase in sentiment from a year earlier.

A breakdown of the results showed:

·         Net +42.8% of IT employers to increase staff in March quarter 2007

·         Net +43.3% of telecommunications industry will add to workforce


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Stan Beer


Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.



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