Technical data

Plenty of demand but lack of talent means tech employment remains steady

The following table presents information on the total number of jobs in certain sectors that provide a significant amount of employment for information technology and engineering professionals.

TechServe Alliance IT Employment Index Comparisons to Employment
in certain key sectors with a significant number of IT jobs as well as all non-agricultural jobs

August
2022

TechServ
Alliance

THIS
Use
Index

computer
systems and
pattern
services

Management
and technical
consultant
services

Data
Processing,
accommodation and
Related
services

TechServ
Alliance

Engineering
Use
Index

computer and
electronic
product
manufacturing

Professional
and technical
services

Federal,
state, and
Local
Government
(excluding
state and
local schools
and hospitals)

Total non-
agricultural jobs

number of
works

5,408,300

2,445,500

1,767,100

425,600

2,733,000

1,091,700

10,537,900

10,845,800

152,744,000

change
of
previous
month

– 0.05%

+0.6%

+0.7%

+0.8%

+ 0.30%

+0.4%

+0.4%

+0.2%

+0.2%

change
of the same
month, one
one year earlier

+0.19%

+ 5.5%

+ 8.1%

+7.0%

+ 4.04%

+ 3.0%

+5.8%

+0.6%

+ 4.0%

note: all figures are subject to revision

Sources: Department of Labor/US Bureau of Labor Statistics and TechServe Alliance

Technical note: The TechServe Alliance’s Computer Science Employment Index and Engineering Employment Index are the first specific measures of computer science and engineering employment. These unique measures of total IT and engineering employment are created monthly by studying the staffing patterns of a dozen IT and IT-related occupations across 22 industries and industry sectors employing significant numbers. of IT workers and nearly two dozen engineering occupations in 30 select industries and industries. sectors employing a significant number of engineering workers. The monthly indices of employment in information technology and engineering are based on data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which is subject to monthly revisions and is revised accordingly. Both indices are also subject to periodic reviews and annual reviews/benchmarking which include reviews of multiple years of employment data, which may also incorporate new occupational definitions. Both indices have been revised/calibrated over several years starting with January 2022 data and published in February 4, 2022. In addition, both indexes are subject to minor data revisions for March and April. The next major revision will be published in February 2023.

About the TechServe Alliance

TechServe Alliance is the national trade association for the staffing, IT and engineering solutions industry. Staffing, IT and engineering solutions companies rely on TechServe Alliance to keep their leaders informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance is the industry’s voice for policy makers and the national and trade press. By providing access to knowledge and best practices from across an industry and leveraging the “collective scale” of its members, TechServe Alliance supports its members in the effective delivery of best-in-class computing and engineering personnel and solutions for exceptional clients and professionals. opportunities for each consultant.

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