ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the underwhelming performance of the overall job market, IT employment continued to reach new highs in May.
In May, the number of IT jobs grew by 15,500 or .4 percent sequentially to 4,179,500, according to TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers.
May marks the fifth consecutive month where IT employment has reached a new record high. IT jobs have increased by more than 110,000, an increase of 2.7 percent, in the past 12 months. In comparison, the number of overall jobs grew only 0.1 percent in April and was up only 1.4 percent from the same time last year.
"While the overall May jobs report was interpreted by many as a signal of a stalling recovery, we are seeing no such slowdown in IT," observed Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "To the contrary, my member companies who place high tech talent in most Fortune 1000 companies report both robust demand as well as a shortage of talent in high-demand skill sets," added Roberts.
For complete May 2012 IT Index please visit: http://www.techservealliance.org/pressroom/documents/IndexreleaseJune2012-MBR.pdf
About TechServe Alliance
TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT services industry. Hundreds of IT staffing, IT solutions and IT consulting 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 services for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every IT consultant.
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