IT Pros' Confidence Surges to an All-Time High
Do you ever get the feeling that you're living in the Golden Age of technology? If so, the latest Randstad Technologies' Employee Confidence Index will confirm your belief, as overall confidence among technology professionals has soared to a record high. The positive vibes are driven in part by an increasing number of tech workers expressing confidence in the future of their employers. In addition, more IT staffers are convinced that—if they need to—they could find a new job during the next 12 months. But that's not likely to be the case, since fewer of them expect to get laid off anytime soon. "Given the rapid increase in demand for technology skills to help companies assess trends and implement emerging technologies," said Bob Dickey, group president of technology and engineering for Randstad, "we will likely see even higher confidence levels among IT professionals in the future. … This is the year of mobility, big data and cloud computing, and these rapidly evolving fields are driving tremendous demand for IT professionals with related skills." The findings include gender breakdowns, which reveal that female IT employees are significantly more likely than their male counterparts to seek a new employer over the next year. An estimated 170 U.S. tech workers took part in the research, which was conducted by the Harris Poll.