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IT worker confidence hits record high in mid-year 2015

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IT worker confidence hits record high in mid-year 2015

IT worker confidence has reached a new all-time high, according to the mid-year 2015 Employee Confidence Index calculated by technology HR firm Randstad Technologies.

IT worker confidence has reached a new all-time high, according to the mid-year 2015 Employee Confidence Index calculated by technology HR firm Randstad Technologies. The study, a measure of overall confidence among technology workers conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Randstad Technologies, shows overall confidence for IT workers rose 5.8 points to 65.1 in mid-year 2015, up from 59.3 at year-end 2014. In addition, technology professionals reported growing confidence in the strength of the economy and in their own personal employment situations.

According to the report, 46% of IT workers believe the economy is getting stronger and 38% believe there are more jobs available. Additionally, 60% of IT workers are confident in their ability to find a new job. However, despite confidence in increased availability of jobs and the ability to find new jobs, more than half of IT workers (53%) say it is unlikely they will look for a new job in the next 12 months. Moreover, 67% say they are confident in the future of their current employers.

"We will likely see even higher confidence levels in IT professionals in the futureThe technology sector continues to be a bright spot amid slowing national job growth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in professional and business services -- which includes much of the technology industry -- increased by 31,000 new jobs in September. Additionally, the IT sector has averaged 45,000 job gains per month so far during this year. Computer systems design and related services led the growth in September with 7,000 new jobs added.

"In mid-year 2015, IT professionals indicated the highest confidence levels we've ever witnessed in the decade that we've conducted the survey," said Randstad's Bob Dickey, group president, technology and engineering. "Given the rapid increase in demand for technology skills to help companies assess trends and implement emerging technologies, we will likely see even higher confidence levels among IT professionals in the future. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that IT employment will continue to outperform through 2022, growing 18% compared to 10.8% for total employment."

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