Although the unemployment rates for people in IT and computer-related
skilled professionals rose for most IT occupations at the end of 2010,
these rates remained significantly lower than those of the general workforce.
Two IT occupations highly involved with software development - computer
programmers and computer software engineers - appear to be in the most demand,
possibly indicating renewed efforts in this area.
However, wages and hours worked appear to have moderated for some workers
in IT-centric sectors in the past year. After rising year-over-year for most
of 2010, IT services wages stabilized at the end of the year, specifically for
custom computer programming services. Despite this moderation, workers in the
computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing sector experienced an almost
ten percent rise in their hourly wage.
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