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IT skills gap effect on businesses reaches annual high
According to e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT and telecoms, the percentage of firms reporting ICT skills gaps increased in Q1 of 2006 and the reported impact of these gaps on UK businesses reached the highest level recorded in a year.
The findings were released from the latest quarterly e-skills UK ICT Inquiry.
The ICT Inquiry findings show that the percentage of firms reporting a skills gap increased from 12 per cent to 14 per cent. However, on the impact scale of 0-100, where 0 is 'no effect' and 100 is 'company closure', firms reporting gaps in the skills of ICT staff rated the effects at 48.
Other findings from the e-skills UK ICT Inquiry, which which e-skills UK says is based on the opinions of over 1,000 business, IT and HR leaders, include:
External linkTo access the latest ICT Inquiry visit www.e-skills.com/ictinquiry
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