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Information Technology Job Market

  1. 1. Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities <ul><ul><li>IT Jobs Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities and Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glenn McKnight </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy for implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Canadian IT Sector <ul><li>IT Growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Canada reported 600,000 Jobs in ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>32,000 companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>76% service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12% wholesale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7.6% manufacturing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Canadian IT Sector <ul><li>80% of companies employ 1-9 employees </li></ul><ul><li>14.8% of companies employ 10 to 50 employees </li></ul><ul><li>2.7% of companies employ 50 to 100 employees </li></ul><ul><li>2.5% employ 100 or more people, </li></ul><ul><li>120 companies employ over 500 people </li></ul><ul><li>16% to 20% of ICT workers are self employed </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>IT Market Overview </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005 contribution of $52 billion to the Canadian GDP </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment rate for IT workers is 1.6% compared with 6.1% national average </li></ul>
  6. 7. Section Two: Future Trends in IT
  7. 8. <ul><li>Opportunity (Polyanna) </li></ul><ul><li>Growing demand for IT professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Homesourcing reduces outsourcing </li></ul>IT Crisis? <ul><li>Danger </li></ul><ul><li>(Chicken Little) </li></ul><ul><li>Recession impacts employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Out sourcing to off-source companies </li></ul>
  8. 9. Good News
  9. 10. <ul><li>IT MARKET GROWTH </li></ul><ul><li>Net growth of some 58,000 jobs over the next 3-5 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Shortage of 100,000 skilled workers is expected by 2009; 1 million by 2016 </li></ul><ul><li>2004 through the year 2014, Labor foresees computer support specialist and systems administrator jobs growing 18 percent to 26 percent : &quot;Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2007-07 Edition&quot;). </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>IT Hot Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Projected increases in demand specifically </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Security, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Infrastructure Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunication Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted Application Management </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>DICE Report </li></ul><ul><li>Linux Jobs growth by 330% </li></ul><ul><li>Ajax growth by 100% </li></ul><ul><li>PHP and Python by 72% </li></ul><ul><li>MySql 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Ruby on rails 121% </li></ul><ul><li>Perl 22% </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Top Certification Salaries </li></ul><ul><li>IC2 Security, 100,000+ </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Information Systems Security Management Professional $116,000+ </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP) earning $111,870. </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), with $104,020 </li></ul><ul><li>Source ICTC: March 2006: IT/Software Salaries Growing in Last Four Years and Certification Magazine </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><ul><li>Bad News </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Winds of Change <ul><ul><li>By 2015, a shakeout will have occured and millions of the best knowledge-based jobs in the world will become unfettered Forbes Magazine Jobs 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>IT MARKET in US </li></ul><ul><li>The serious subprime mortgage meltdown in the US of 20% of mortgage market </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse of thousands of jobs financial sector ie. Countrywide laided off 10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>US trade deficit near one Trillion dollar and growing, national debt over $9 Trillion, debt grows by $1.25 billion per day </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>North American Educational Market </li></ul><ul><li>Declining interest in science, math, and engineering </li></ul><ul><li>From 2004-5 to 2008-9 predicted that colleges will see a general decline of 21 per cent in total enrollment in technology programs. Information Technology and Communication Council(April 2007 </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Barriers to Employment </li></ul><ul><li>70% of newcomers trying to enter the workforce confront at least one problem regarding transferability of foreign qualifications. </li></ul><ul><li>Canada receives 220,000 to 245,000 International Educated Professionals per year </li></ul><ul><li>Only one in four are women in IT </li></ul>
  18. 19. Experience Matters
  19. 20. <ul><li>Job and Business Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain job ready multiple skills </li></ul><ul><li>Secure well respected accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Expand core skills to include business skills, communication skills, leadership,project management and interpersonal effectiveness </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Linux Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Linux market growth by 27% to a market of $11.8 Billion </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile market saw growth by 31%, 60% of phone built on Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Government adoption of Linux </li></ul><ul><li>15% of business considering Linux Desktop, Vista problems </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft and Novell cooperation deal </li></ul><ul><li>Dell, IBM, Novell etc have a Linux strategy </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>IT MARKET GROWTH </li></ul><ul><li>LPI $71,350 </li></ul><ul><li>Redhat RHCE $73,240 </li></ul><ul><li>Novell CLE $84,000 http://www.certmag.com/articles/templates/cmag_feature.asp?articleid=981 </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Glenn McKnight </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Http://www.fbsc.org </li></ul><ul><li>SKYPE gmcknight </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Information and Communication Technology Council http://www.ictc-ctic.ca </li></ul><ul><li>US Debt clock http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/ </li></ul><ul><li>April 2007: Diversity: The Competitive Edge http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/en/content.aspx?id=582 </li></ul>

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