IT Job Sector Gets StrongerBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2011-02-07 Email Print
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Computer systems designer jobs are leading the tech sector in terms of job growth, while data processing jobs showed a decline in January.
There was a net gain of 11,800 IT-related jobs in January—the eighth straight month of positive job growth in IT labor segments in federal employment data—according to employment numbers released Friday by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Five bellwether IT job segments in BLS data had a net gain of 74,200 jobs in the last 12 months. Leading all segments in gains were management and technical consulting services and computer systems design and related services segments, which together accounted for nearly 95 percent of all new jobs created.
The worst performing segment was data processing, hosting and related services, which saw a decline of 1,900 jobs in January. In the last 12 months, there was a net loss of 6,600 jobs in this segment, 1,700 in the past two months alone, according to the report.