The It Job Board - The State Of The It Recruitment Market

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This presentation has been created to provide IT professionals in The UK with market intelligence on the state of the IT recruitment market. The presentation covers;
- An overview of The IT Job Board
- European IT Job Market
- The UK IT Job Market Current Myths & Reality

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The It Job Board - The State Of The It Recruitment Market

  1. 1. The IT Job Board.co.uk The State of The IT Recruitment Market in The UK Quarter 1 - 2009
  2. 2. Introduction & Agenda This presentation has been created to provide IT professionals in The UK with market intelligence on the state of the IT recruitment market. The presentation covers; - An overview of The IT Job Board - European IT Job Market - The UK IT Job Market Current Myths & Reality
  3. 3. Who are The IT Job Board? - Launched in April 2002 - Leading IT recruitment specialist in across Europe - Advertise over 18,000 IT specific jobs in The UK - Database of over 820,000 IT Professionals in The UK Our Network - Part of a larger network of IT Specific in the UK - An ever expanding IT and SAP network in Europe
  4. 4. The European IT Job Market (Non-UK) The Netherlands 21% decline in IT Jobs from July 2008 - Mar 2009 Belgium 13% increase in IT Jobs from July 2008 - Mar 2009 Germany Just Launched In This Market. IT Sector is expecting decline in Germany - rate unknown.
  5. 5. The UK IT Job Market Myth Vs Reality Health of IT Job Market Myth: The IT job market continues to deteriorate in the economic downturn. Reality: From Jul to Dec 2008 there was a 20% decline in IT jobs advertised in the market. Jan - Mar 09 has remained relatively constant with modest growth of 6% in jobs onsite.
  6. 6. The UK Job Market Myth Vs Reality Permanent Vs Contract Myth: Contract positions have increased while permanent positions have decreased Reality: In reality contract Vs perm positions have remained constant since Jul 08 with the ratio of permanent to contract jobs 4:1.
  7. 7. The UK Job Market Myth Vs Reality No One is Hiring Myth: Companies are not hiring due to the current economic climate. Reality: Although the number of IT jobs being advertised on the site decreased last year, the the number of corporate clients advertising has increased by 3.5%. In addition companies more than ever are using job boards to recruit as they have to cut down on their use of agencies.
  8. 8. 2009 Skills Prediction Based on the emerging trends in the IT market, The IT Job Board predicts the following skills to be in greater demand in 2009 and 2010. Web Development Many companies will see a shift in their online digital spending (expected to rise from 10-15% to 33% in 2009). Infrastructure & Security - Growing trend towards SaaS and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) as well as ‘Green Computing’ - Pressures mounting to lower costs - Online growth is driving demand for better security Mobile Mobile technology continues to grow. Mobile jobs onsite now equate to 4% of total jobs.
  9. 9. Maximising Your IT Career Prospects Good Market to Up-Skill: - More generalist IT professionals are needed thus up-skilling can open up new opportunities - Organisations are looking to challenge the status quo to gain efficiency thus candidates who can demonstrate knowledge in this area will be favoured in the market. It’s a client driven market (except for areas of niche skills): - Make the most of your assets i.e. CV, Cover Letter - Actively manage your brand online ie Become an Expert Blogger to demonstrate your experience, and ensure your personal profiles are not accessible by potential employers. - Make the most of tools available online. For Job Boards use CV Uploads / Email Services / RSS Build a strong profile through professional networking sites Gain relevant IT Certification: - 76% of recruiters believe additional IT certifications can increase a candidates chances of securing their preferred position.
  10. 10. The IT Job Board.co.uk Visit the site to advance your career http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk

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