IT recruitment bounces back 47% over Q2/2009

Jobs agency CV Screen has reported a rise of almost 50 per cent in the total number of registered IT vacancies during the second quarter of the year.

CV Screen compared the number of registered vacancies during Q2 2009 with Q2 2010, and found an increase of 47 per cent. During the same period of time the number of applicants-per-role had dropped from 295 to 187 – a reduction of 36 per cent.

“The drop in applications-per-role could be a sign that IT professionals are being more selective in the roles they apply for,” says CV Screen director Matthew Iveson. “We have seen them place more importance on career prospects and training that a role offers, rather than just the financial rewards.”

Iveson adds: “More candidates are leaving their roles out of choice, rather than due to reasons such as redundancy - a sure sign that the IT Jobs market is heading back towards pre-recession levels.”

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