LONDON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ --
- Research From the IT Job Board Confirms Public Sector is Growing in Popularity
More than two thirds (71 percent) of techies are happy working in their chosen sector, according to research(1) carried out by The IT Job Board, http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk.
For the 29 percent who are not content with the industry they work in, nearly half (49 percent) would prefer to work in software and IT services, and 30 percent advised that they would rather choose IT jobs in the public sector.
When asked which sectors are the ones to watch in 2009, 44 percent of survey respondents pointed to software and IT services, and 32 percent to the public sector. The reasons underlining this were that these industries would need to be up-to-date with the latest technologies (35 percent), and that they are also most likely to benefit from government expenditure (25 percent).
Alex Farrell, managing director of The IT Job Board, said: It is positive to see that the majority of IT professionals are content with their chosen industries.
She added: I do, however, think that this survey has flagged up some interesting points. Recent commentary has alerted to the fact that while the private sector is experiencing a real decline, the public sector is seeing growth. And, it certainly seems that candidates are looking towards the public sector for jobs in IT. Today it accounts for around 10 percent of the vacancies we advertise on the site.
Notes to editors
About The IT Job Board:
The IT Job Board (http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk) is the biggest IT jobs site in the UK with over 13,500 vacancies advertised.
The IT Job Board group of companies was set up in April 2002 in recognition that recruitment in the IT sector was increasingly dominated by the internet.
Online technology enables sophisticated targeting - for example by skill, region or experience - of http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk's database of 800,000 IT professionals. The IT Job Board always tries to get closer to candidates either via planned content campaigns, or through the use of social networks.
The site also offers employers services such as branded job postings, a featured employer zone, targeted email campaigns and guidance on advertising copy. The managed campaign service filters responses to provide companies with a shortlist of applicants most suitable for the advertised position.
http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk's clients include Bloomberg, Ford Retail, GCHQ, Lloyds Pharmacy, Forte Trinity, Office for National Statistics, ESRI UK and The London Borough of Hillingdon.
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(1) 266 respondents interviewed on the theme of `Industries' (March 2009).
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