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IT Jobs Market Is Continuing to Bounce Back in Certain Areas

Data from IT employment firm shows the IT jobs market is continuing to bounce back in certain areas, with vacancy levels now only 15 per cent below Q1 2008, when the global recession struck.

While the electronics side of the industry seems to be mired in the slump, declining from 8,705 advertised permanent vacancies in Q1 2008 to just 2,936 in Q1 2013, jobs in software have made a good recovery, climbing from a low of 31,684 advertised vacancies in Q1 2009 to 47,987 this year.

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Job prospects for software contractors are also improving, with 47,987 vacancies recorded for Q1 2013 compared to 31,684 in Q1 2009.

Richard Nott, website director for CWJobs, said: "As Britain's economic position stabilises, growth is being seen across most sectors of the IT industry, signalling that it is finally recovering from the recession.

"The technology industry looks to be at the forefront of Britain's growth, and if it maintains the same trajectory, could be boosting Britain's economic position even further."

Job opportunities in public sector IT, however, are becoming increasingly rare, with permanent vacancies falling from 2,886 in Q1 2008 to a record low of only 609 this year, while contractor vacancies have declined from 1,982 in 2008 to 362.

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IT Job Vacancies Rise to Just 15 Per Cent Behind Pre-Recession High