It Job Market Upate Nov 2009

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It Job Market Upate Nov 2009

  1. 1. Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities IT Jobs Overview Opportunities and Challenges By Glenn McKnight
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Overview
  3. 3. Opportunities
  4. 4. Strategy for implementation
  5. 5. Conclusions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Canadian IT Sector <ul><li>IT Growth </li><ul><li>Industry Canada reported 600,000 Jobs in ICT
  7. 7. 32,000 companies </li><ul><li>76% service
  8. 8. 12% wholesale
  9. 9. 7.6% manufacturing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Canadian IT Sector <ul><li>80% of companies employ 1-9 employees
  11. 11. 14.8% of companies employ 10 to 50 employees
  12. 12. 2.7% of companies employ 50 to 100 employees
  13. 13. 2.5% employ 100 or more people,
  14. 14. 120 companies employ over 500 people
  15. 15. 16% to 20% of ICT workers are self employed </li></ul>
  16. 17. IT Market Overview <ul><li>In 2005 contribution of $52 billion to the Canadian GDP
  17. 18. Unemployment rate for IT workers is 1.6% compared with 6.1% national average </li></ul>
  18. 19. Section Two: Future Trends in IT
  19. 20. Opportunity (Polyanna) <ul><li>Growing demand for IT professionals
  20. 21. Homesourcing reduces outsourcing </li></ul>IT Crisis? Danger (Chicken Little) <ul><li>Recession impacts employment opportunities
  21. 22. Out sourcing to off-source companies </li></ul>
  22. 23. Good News
  23. 24. IT MARKET GROWTH <ul><li>Net growth of some 58,000 jobs over the next 3-5 years.
  24. 25. Shortage of 100,000 skilled workers is expected by 2009; 1 million by 2016
  25. 26. 2004 through the year 2014, Labour foresees computer support specialist and systems administrator jobs growing 18 percent to 26 percent : &quot;Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2007-07 Edition&quot;). </li></ul>
  26. 27. IT Hot Jobs Projected increases in demand specifically <ul><ul><li>IT Security,
  27. 28. Systems Infrastructure Software
  28. 29. Mobile Applications
  29. 30. Hosted Application Management
  30. 31. Scalable Computing
  31. 32. Open Source Software Solutions </li></ul></ul>
  32. 33. DICE Report <ul><li>Linux Jobs growth by 330%
  33. 34. Ajax growth by 100%
  34. 35. PHP and Python by 72%
  35. 36. MySql 50%
  36. 37. Ruby on rails 121%
  37. 38. Perl 22% </li></ul>
  38. 39. Top Certification Salaries <ul><li>IC2 Security, 100,000+
  39. 40. Certified Information Systems Security Management Professional $116,000+
  40. 41. Certified Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP) earning $111,870.
  41. 42. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), with $104,020
  42. 43. Source ICTC: March 2006: IT/Software Salaries Growing in Last Four Years and Certification Magazine </li></ul>
  43. 44. Bad News
  44. 45. Winds of Change By 2015, a shakeout will have occured and millions of the best knowledge-based jobs in the world will become unfettered(decoupled from Western job locations) Forbes Magazine Jobs 2.0
  45. 46. IT MARKET in US <ul><li>The serious subprime mortgage meltdown in the US of 20%+ of mortgage market
  46. 47. Collapse of thousands of jobs financial sector, auto sector and beyond
  47. 48. Nov 2009 US unemployment reached 10%
  48. 49. US trade deficit near one Trillion dollar and growing, national debt over $9 Trillion, debt grows by $1.25 billion per day </li></ul>
  49. 50. North American Educational Market <ul><li>Declining interest in science, math, and engineering
  50. 51. 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>
  51. 52. Barriers to Employment <ul><li>70% of newcomers trying to enter the workforce confront at least one problem regarding transferability of foreign qualifications.
  52. 53. Canada receives 220,000 to 245,000 International Educated Professionals per year
  53. 54. Only one in four are women in IT </li></ul>
  54. 55. Experience Matters
  55. 56. Job and Business Strategy to Survive in a Competitive Market <ul><li>Obtain job ready multiple skills
  56. 57. Secure well respected accreditation
  57. 58. Expand core skills to include business skills, communication skills, leadership,project management and interpersonal effectiveness </li></ul>
  58. 59. Think Linux <ul><li>Linux market growth by 27% to a market of $11.8 Billion
  59. 60. Mobile market saw growth by 31%, 60% of phone built on Linux
  60. 61. Government adoption of Linux
  61. 62. 15% of business considering Linux Desktop, Vista problems
  62. 63. Microsoft and Novell cooperation deal
  63. 64. Dell, IBM, Novell etc have a Linux strategy </li></ul>
  64. 65. Contact <ul><li>Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities
  65. 66. Glenn McKnight
  66. 67. Email [email_address]
  67. 68. Http://www.fbsc.org
  68. 69. SKYPE gmcknight
  69. 70. Twitte gmcknight </li></ul>
  70. 71. Resources <ul><li>Information and Communication Technology Council http://www.ictc-ctic.ca
  71. 72. US Debt clock http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/
  72. 73. April 2007: Diversity: The Competitive Edge http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/en/content.aspx?id=582 </li></ul>

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