Last month I blogged about the fact that IT employment was surging in the U.S. during 2005 and more of the same was expected in 2006. It looks like Europe is experiencing a similar upsurge, according to a new Eurocom Worldwide report that surveyed nearly 300 executives in 20 European countries and was published in The Register. The Eurocom report found that almost two-thirds of tech companies in Europe plan to increase their staff in the next 12 months while only eight percent are planning staff reductions.
A few other interesting items from the report:
- A third of the companies said that it was getting harder to recruit tech workers (because of growing demand)
- Software engineers and project managers are most in demand
- Like the U.S., Europe is aso seeing tech manufacturing jobs migrate to Asia