Confidence in the IT job market is at an all time high, with a new study revealing IT professionals are more optimistic than ever when it comes to job searching in the industry.
The IT Employment Confidence Index, released by Clicks IT Recruitment, shows confidence in the IT job market is continuing to climb in the third quarter of 2016, with some of the strongest results on record.
Ben Wood, managing director for Clicks, says this quarter’s findings indicate a sustained trend of optimism and stability in the IT job market carrying over from the previous quarter.
“This was true across the board, with more respondents feeling positive about the future of their employers, their own employment prospects and the current economic conditions when compared with the Q2 results,” he explains.
“Moreover, since Q2 recorded some of the highest levels of optimism that the index has seen, these improvements in the third quarter are especially promising,” he adds.
Interestingly, confidence in the Australian economy appears to have recovered after suffering the dip in Q2. At the time the Q2 results were released, Wood, predicted that the timing of the survey occurring close to the federal election may have affected respondents’ views on the economy.
“Following the election, we have seen confidence in the economy bounce back, with a record low of 18% of respondents indicating negative sentiment towards the economy,” he says.
“As the Australian economy continues to be stable in spite of global uncertainty, we look forward to a promising fourth quarter in the IT industry,” adds Wood.