IT Consulting and Contracting Market Stabilized in 2009 and Expected to Grow by 4% in 2010

Even when overall job market was declining in 2009, the IT consulting and contracting market stabilized in 2009.

Ashburn, VA, March 8, 2010: The number of jobs posted by the companies that subscribe to the service of [Now], shows a steady growth of IT Consulting and Contracting Job Market in the United State during the year 2009. Similar trends are seen in Jan and February 2010. Our predictive forecasting projects the consulting market to grow by 4% compared to the first quarter of 2009.

  • 2009 saw a greater demand for skills like Java, Sys Admin, .NET, SAP and QA. These six skills contributed to the 50% of the overall contracting jobs. Java and Sys admin skills had the strongest demand. The trend is similar in the first quarter of 2010, so far.
  • California led the state in the number of contracting jobs. Among the top 10 states where contracting and consulting jobs NJ, NY, TX, IL, VA, MA, MN, GA.

The growth in IT Consulting and Contracting job report is based on jobs posted by random sample of 700 employers. Over 6,000 IT consulting/staffing companies registered with, that posting over 40,000 jobs per month.






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