In Massachusetts job openings increased 6.2% and in the New York Metro area 5.7%. These increases are more in line with our expectations for the season than the development of the IT labor market in Connecticut. We expect demand to pick up further in February. All local IT labor markets grew above the national average with gained 2.2% in January.
While job openings for IT Management declined in January (down 4.2%) demand for other occupations increased. Software Development gained the most (up 13.3%) followed by Systems Engineering / Support (up 7.7%) and IT Architects / Consultants (up 6.3%).
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