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IT Job Market Mixed

Latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that 55,500 overall IT jobs have been added in the last 12 months, but there was a loss of 22,500 jobs in the financial services and insurance sectors

Analysis of recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by Janco Associates Inc. reveals some mildly positive news as 8,400 IT-related jobs were added June.

Janco CEO Victor Janulaitis notes the increase is less than the 10,900 in May, but still a step in the right direction. “The fact that total employment for telecommunications, data processing, information services, and system design sectors has risen by 29,300 jobs (seasonally adjusted) since January 2011 and by 55,500 in the last 12 months is a good sign,” he said.

As for the insurance industry, BLS data also showed there was a loss of 22,500 jobs in the last 12 months for financial services and insurance sectors. On the bright side the rate of loss of jobs in that sector is declining.

Janulaitis predicts that the overall IT job market will be soft for at least one more quarter as there will be more churn in IT staff as CIOs accelerate their move to more flexible staffing models. Indeed, the long-term implications of CIOs outsourcing more technical work, including managed IP services such as VoIP and VPNs bears consideration.

Moreover, Janco notes the preference for contractors for desktop and security services may rise as CIOs put more applications such as remote backup to the cloud. At the same time, they are looking to hire IT people with business and analytical skills, such as risk management and project management. CIOs report that they're having trouble hiring IT people because either they can't find IT professionals with the right business skills or they can't afford them. The combination of these factors should translate into more turnover in IT departments.

IT Hiring Trend

IT Job Market Employment Gains

There has been a steady increase in the number of overall employment for IT related jobs.

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IT number of new jobs

Health Care vs. Financial Services Job Growth

Health Care job growth

Employment is on the rise in Healthcare IT and spending will reach $40 billion by the end of this year. Much of that growth will come from spending on electronic health record (EHR) systems, mobile health applications and efforts to comply with new government standards. Boosted by increased spending on healthcare software -- which is needed for the rollout of EHR systems -- the U.S. healthcare IT market is expected to grow at a rate of about 24% per year from 2012 to 2014, the study said. Spending on healthcare software rose 20.5% in the past year, from $6.8 billion in 2010 to a projected $8.2 billion this year. Recent mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare IT market also point to growing private-sector interest in software, which will see sales grow at rate of more than 30% annually from 2012 to 2014.

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