New report ranks IT workers' job concerns

According to a new study, 86 percent of IT workers have some kind of concern.

As readers of this blog are well aware, IT Principals are dealing with a number of different concerns when it comes to finding the top IT talent available. The skills gap is growing faster than anyone expected, federal sequester cuts are looming and technology executives cannot find the talent they are looking for.

While we know what IT decision-makers are facing, what about technology workers? Technology career website Dice recently released the results of a survey about IT workers and their job concerns. Only 14 percent of respondents said they are not worried about anything at this time.

The ability to find a job that matches their particular skill set tops the list with 18 percent of the vote. Just behind that, cited by 17 percent of those polled – was keeping current skills up-to-date and being valuable to their employer. Other concerns were increased workload, position relocation, canceled/fewer projects, lower salary, increased outsourcing and position elimination.

"Given that layoffs are still touching the tech community, such worries are understandable," reads the report. "Despite the fact that Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that the number of IT jobs continues to grow and the tech unemployment rate is well below that of the national average, the overall economy remain lackluster, and federal budget cuts due to sequestration aren't going to make things any better."

Concerns in the IT channel are being expressed by both sides. Because of this, having reliable resources to answer the growing challenges becomes a critical part of daily business. A solution provider that has partnered with VAR Staffing can find the impactful talent to help any company meet any challenge.