IT Skills Study 2009

Industry expertise is becoming increasingly important for IT professionals. This is just one of the findings of the study we conducted at CeBIT 2009.

Using the conjoint analysis methodology, we performed a pair-wise comparison to determine how IT managers and IT employment agencies weigh up various abilities against each other – and which skills profiles are particularly in demand.

The results are remarkably consistent across all sectors, revealing clear market trends. However, there is no single skill that was considered particularly significant. The important factor is the overall impression made by candidates.

The IT Skills Study 2009, including a brief outline of the methodology plus a comprehensive presentation of the results and our conclusions, is now available for download (Adobe Reader required).

Do our findings reflect your views? See for yourself: Our interactive tool lets you discover how different levels for various skills influence the overall assessment of profiles. You can access the tool here.

Want to learn more? The scientific paper on the study sets out the statistical/mathematical background. We will be happy to send you a copy. Please contact us.