Demand for IT professionals reaches all-time high

Contract roles twice as numerous as full-time ones
||Last Updated: 06/04/2007

The demand for IT professionals in Canada is on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down, according to a new report.

According to statistics compiled by IT staffing firm CNC Global, the demand for IT staff in Canadian companies reached an all-time high during the first quarter of 2007. These latest numbers reflect a 10-per-cent increase over the last quarter and even surpassed the demand experienced during the build up to Y2K.

“The demand for IT professionals has been increasing steadily over the past 36 months demonstrating a steady growth. This continues to put pressure on the talent supply. It is also forcing companies to adopt new ways to attract the talent that they need. We’re seeing this right across the country,” said Terry Power, president of CNC Global.