Feeds

Telcos more upbeat about hiring – report

Other green shoots of recovery stuff

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Telcos are more positive about recruiting staff than they have been since the end of 2001, according to a survey published by the IT industry group e-skills UK.

Its latest quarterly review of the ICT labour market also found that as a whole, employment within the ICT industry is up slightly in Q4 2002, although there has been little change in the number of ICT staff across industry.

There was also a small increase in annual pay rates for permanent ICT staff although the report found that contract rates continued to fall.

Elsewhere, fewer software developers were laid off in Europe than the US last year, according to research from Evans Data Corporation (EDC).

Its Marketing Pattern Report found that 42 per cent of companies based in EMEA laid-off software developers, compared to 51 per cent of US companies.

It's not clear exactly why there is such a difference. One explanation, cited by EDC, is that software developers in EMEA earned less than their colleagues in the US, making layoffs less necessary.

For example, half of EMEA based developers earned less than $40,000 and about two thirds earned less than $55,000.

In the US, on the other hand, two thirds of developers earned more than $55,000 and more than a quarter earned more than $100,000.

Despite this, a majority of developers are content, with less than 45 per cent willing to switch careers for more money.

Said Jeremy McGee, director of Bassett Marketing, EMEA representatives for Evans Data: "The market for development tools in the region continues to thrive. And developers are a critical group for software firms to influence - 81 per cent make recommendations for purchases." ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.