IT skills shortage returns

After nearly two years of weak demand for IT staff, the UK IT skills shortage returned in the third quarter of 2010, according to government agency e-skills.

During the quarter, the number of advertised IT positions ‘marginally’ exceeded the number of available candidates for the first time since 2008, e-skills found.

"While this is good news for IT professionals seeking employment in the sector, the drop in the number of ready candidates with the required set of skills may start to become a problem for recruiters," said e-skills CEO Karen Price.

e-skills’ research also found that the level of unemployment among ICT workers was 3.1%, compared to a national average of 8.3%.

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Ben Rossi

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