Randstad News Release (04/11/12)
The IT Employee Confidence Index reached 58.8 in the first
quarter of 2012—its highest level seen since the fourth
quarter of 2005. This surge in confidence is also 6.8 points
higher than what was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2011,
according to a recent online survey conducted by Harris
Interactive on behalf of Technisource and Randstad Technologies.
The number of technology workers indicating that the economy is
getting stronger nearly doubled in the first quarter of
2012—leading to the highest confidence ratings in the
history of the survey. In addition, 20% more IT workers reported
in the first quarter that they were confident in their ability to
find a new job, and 41% indicated a likelihood to proactively
seek new employment within the next year.