At the same time as the general US financial system struggled in January — including simply 6,000 non-public sector jobs and 49,000 jobs general — the seasonally adjusted IT job development final month was 18,200, in line with the newest figures from IT employment consultancy Janco Associates. The previous two months noticed 55,000 new IT jobs, revised up from the 18,000 whole reported a month earlier, based mostly on revisions from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Nonetheless, in comparison with January 2020, US IT jobs have decreased by 35,800, a lack of about 1%. Final spring, greater than 100,000 IT jobs had been misplaced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, representing about 3% of the IT workforce.
The Janco figures jibe with a report launched by the CompTIA trade affiliation. It calculated that there have been 19,500 new US tech sector jobs in January. CompTIA calculates each technical and nontechnical positions at tech distributors, whereas Janco appears at IT positions, together with software program builders, in all industries.
Utilizing a wider definition of IT, together with gross sales positions, CompTIA estimated that 78,000 IT-related jobs had been added in January throughout all trade sectors. That displays an unemployment charge of two.4%, down from 3.0% in December 2020. Nationally, for all jobs, the US unemployment charge fell to six.3% from 6.7%. However the nationwide unemployment charge is nearer to 9% if those that have given up trying are included, estimates Oxford Economics.
CompTIA additionally noticed the variety of IT-related job listings develop by about 26,000 in January, passing 232,000.
Over the approaching decade, Janco CEO M. Victor Janulaitis expects 11% development in US IT jobs. “A lot of the development within the IT job market shall be with software program builders, high quality assurance, and testers,” he stated in an announcement. “This shall be pushed by [work from home] as it’s shall be embraced by extra enterprises in regular operations and internet-centric functions are developed and deployed.
“The projected development for that sector alone shall be nearly 18%,” he stated.