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The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose 0.24 percent in April to more than 4.4 million, according to the TechServe Alliance. With an upward revision in March’s numbers from 0.38 to 0.58 percent, IT employment increased by 5.1 percent on a year-over-year basis.
“I am pleased to see demand for IT professionals remains very strong. With April’s numbers, IT employment has grown for the 17th consecutive month, hitting yet another all-time high,” TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts said. “IT continues to handily outperform most other sectors with an annual growth rate of more than three times the growth rate of the general workforce.”
TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT staffing firms, solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers.