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IT Recruitment Profiled by Researcher

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of IT Recruitment Market Assessment 2007 to their offering.

The IT recruitment market has experienced a rollercoaster journey in the past decade, from the peaks of demand in 1999 through the turbulence of 2000 to 2003, before rising again to recovery in 2004 and continued steady growth in 2005 and 2006.

In 2004, the computer industry entered a new phase of growth, characterised by steady annual budget increases. As a result, the period 2004 to 2006 witnessed a recovery for the IT recruitment industry. Since early 2004, there has been a significant improvement in the market for permanent, and temporary and contract recruitment, spurred by new projects from firms to enhance their systems, in terms of both applications and infrastructure. Consequently, there was an increase in demand for developers and project managers throughout 2005 and 2006.

However, growth has not come without challenge, and the future will see the continuation of challenges for the industry that have emerged in recent years. In this period of growth, an IT skills shortage has remained a problem for the UK market. Agencies have found the need to build strategies for the recruitment of older workers and women as well as to operate across international markets. This has opened up new service areas, such as international recruitment and employment consultancy.

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