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IT Employment Continues to Grow at a Brisk Pace

Thursday, March 14, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: TechServe Alliance
Alexandria, VA, March 12, 2013 – IT employment set another all-time high in February with an increase of 16,500 jobs.

The number of IT jobs grew 0.38 percent sequentially last month to 4,371,200, according to TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers. With the upward revision in January’s numbers from 0.37 to 0.78 percent, IT employment has grown by over 4.57% since February 2012.


"IT employment is growing very briskly,” said Mark Roberts, the CEO of TechServe.

"As long as we don’t experience a macroeconomic shock, I anticipate we will continue to set all-time records in IT employment throughout 2013,” added Roberts.
IT jobs are found in virtually every sector and industry in varying degrees. The following table presents information about the total number of jobs in certain sectors that provide a significant amount of employment for IT professionals as well as to the number of all jobs.

Comparisons of TechServe Alliance's IT Employment Index to employment
in some key sectors with significant numbers of IT jobs as well as to all non-farm jobs
February 2013
TechServe Alliance
IT Employment Index
Computer systems and design services Management and technical consulting services Data processing, hosting and related services Total non-farm jobs
number of jobs 4, 371,200 1,669,400 1,159,200 252,100 135,046,000
change from previous month +0.38% +0.3% +0.4% -0.3% +0.2%
change from same month, one year earlier +4.57% +5.1% +5.3% +1.0% +1.5%
note: all figures are subject to revision
Sources: Department of Labor/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and TechServe Alliance
Technical note: TechServe Alliance's IT Employment Index is the first specific measurement of IT employment. This unique measurement of total IT employment is created monthly by studying the ongoing staffing patterns of a dozen IT and computer related occupations in 22 industries and industry sectors employing significant numbers of IT workers including the manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, financial, information services, business and professional services, and education and health industries. The monthly IT Employment Index is based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, which is subject to monthly revisions, and therefore, the Index is revised accordingly. The IT Employment Index is also subject to annual revisions and was rebenchmarked with the publication of the BLS January 2013 employment report, which included revisions to several years of employment data.

ABOUT TechServe Alliance
TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT & Engineering staffing and solutions industry. Hundreds of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance serves as the voice of the industry before the policymakers and the national and trade press. By providing access to the knowledge and best practices of an entire industry and tapping the "collective scale" of hundreds of companies, TechServe Alliance supports its members in the efficient delivery of best-in-class IT & Engineering staffing and solutions for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every consultant.

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