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Developer Job Demand Up At Expense Of Project Management

The UK's Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has found that the demand for .Net, Java and C# developers in on the rise in the UK job market.

According to the report, which will be published today, the rise in the job vacancies for developers has come at the expense of demand for business analysts and project planners.

Overall, the REC found that job vacancies in the IT industry are significantly lower than the level they were at before the economic crisis hit.

REC Technology chairman Jeff Brooks said that the reason behind low job vacancies was that businesses are waiting for the coalition government to announce its comprehensive spending review on 20 October.

He also pointed out that demand for developers was on the rise because there jobs were easily transferable from the public sector to the private sector, whereas those with only project management skills in the public sector found it hard to get a job in the private sector.