Private sector IT jobs recover but govt cuts kicking in

The number of job vacancies in the UK rose by 23% between December 2009 and December 2010, according to recruitment provider Reed, thanks to rising demand in the private sector.

However, Reed’s IT job index, which tracks new job creation, fell by 5% between November 2010 and December 2010.

That was in part a result of spending cuts in the public sector. Indeed, the overall index for public sector jobs, across all forms of employment, was lower than it had been in December 2009.

The question remains whether the growth in private sector job opportunities will be enough to offset public sector cuts.

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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