All neighboring IT labor markets improved in February. In Massachusetts we counted a daily average of 4,860 opportunities (up 5.4%) and in the New York Metro area 9,550 opportunities (up 10.3%). These are great improvements over the previous months which should lead to some substantial hiring. The national average of IT job openings increased 5.3% in February. Hands-on technology occupations are the ones employers are currently looking for in Connecticut. Demand improved for Software Development (up 23.5%) and Systems Engineering /Support (up 21.4%).
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