IT pay unchanged through 2007

The economic value of IT work is neither falling nor climbing, despite predictions of a global recession, the Association of Technology Staffing Companies has found.

The average pay of both contract IT staff and permanent employees remained unchanged in the third quarter of 2007, at £40 per hour and £35,000 per annum respectively.

However, IT workers with certain skillsets were more likely than others to see pay increases. Those more likely to enjoy a pay uplift were staff skilled in C++, Java, Oracle, SAP or Unix, or working as analyst/programmers and trainers. In contrast, those working in plain C, Lotus Notes or web development were less likely to see a pay rise.

Meanwhile, a further study conducted by IT design consultancy Conchango found that money was not the principal factor for most IT professionals as they look for a new job. Instead, interesting projects and potential career development were more powerful draws.

Pete Swabey

Pete Swabey

Pete was Editor of Information Age and head of technology research for Vitesse Media plc from 2005 to 2013, before moving on to be Senior Editor and then Editorial Director at The Economist Intelligence...

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