IT jobs in the UK dropped by a “staggering” 17.4 per cent in March, compared to the same period in 2019.
This is according to a new report from the independent job board CV-Library, which pinned the major drop on layoffs and recruitment freezes caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The number of IT-related applications submitted by candidates also dropped 12.7 percent year-on-year.
The difference is also significant month on month, with the IT sector experiencing an 8.2 percent drop in vacancies between February and March.
New candidate registrations on the CV-Library site have risen “dramatically” by 10 per cent year-on-year, even though job searches for new positions in the IT industry dropped by 6.7 percent.
For Lee Biggins, the CV-Library founder and CEO, the findings