- An analysis of recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data found there was “a net increase of only 6,100 IT jobs added in December across four industry segments,” according to an InfoWorld report.
- In comparison, there were 11,300 jobs added in November and 16,300 jobs added in October, according to research firm Foote Partners, which conducted the analysis.
- On average, there were 12,300 IT jobs added each month during 2015.
Foote Partners said the December numbers made it the “second-worst month for IT employment” in 2015 after June, which saw only 5,800 jobs added.
"It was a volatile year for IT job growth in 2015 with big swings month to month," Foote Partners chief analyst David Foote said.
Computer systems design and management along with technical consulting services accounted for 93% of all jobs added to U.S. payrolls in 2015, according to Foote Partners.
Overall, IT job growth is still strong. Last year saw a net increase of 147,600 IT jobs. In 2014, the net gain was 144,000 jobs.