Silicon survey finds IT skills crisis easing

May 2003
IT Training;May2003, p5
Trade Publication
The IT skills shortage is over, or has at least eased considerably, according to the fifth annual skills survey by Silicon.com. Based on replies from 3,830 respondents, the survey finds that there's been an across-the-board drop in IT skills shortages, which indicates that the influence suffered by the industry is starting to ease. However, the fact that the number of IT contractors and consultants has fallen might indicate that this is due to a slowing economy. The report also says that 77 per cent want firms to devote more time to in-house IT training, while 56 per cent feel e-learning is established and important in the workplace.


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