Announcements

  • Oct. 2021 Index: IT Employment Growth Starts to Plateau and IT Talent Shortage is to Blame

    In September, IT employment increased by 0.04% to 5,376,700 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has increased by 4.15% since September 2020 adding 214,200 IT workers.

    Engineering employment grew by 0.32% sequentially to 2,639,500. On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment increased by 2.84% since September 2020, adding 73,000 engineering workers.

  • Sept. 2021 Index: IT Employment Growth Slows to a Trickle; Engineering Employment Surges

    In August, IT employment increased by 0.06% to 5,374,700 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has increased by 4.60% since August 2020 adding 236,400 IT workers.
  • Recently Released: Q2 2021 Top Industries Report

    TechServe’s quarterly Top Industries Employing IT Workers report tracks key IT employment trends, reporting data by industry sector on a geographic basis. The report presents a snapshot view of IT jobs, payroll and business location data for 16 different industry sectors for each of the 22 covered geographic areas.
  • August 2021 Index: IT Employment Posts Gains for Twelfth Consecutive Month

    In July, IT employment increased by 0.09% to 5,369,700 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has increased by 4.91% since July 2020 adding 251,300 IT workers.

  • July 2021 Index: IT Employment Reaches Another High

    In June, IT employment increased by 0.19% to 5,364,300 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has increased by 4.34% since June 2020 adding 223,200 IT workers.

  • The 2021 TechServe Alliance Operating Practices Report is Now Available

    TechServe Alliance produces the IT & engineering staffing and solutions industry’s foremost benchmarking reports. Offering deep insight into the numbers and practices that drive business performance, these reports are important tools for you to measure, analyze and improve your operations.

    The just released 2021 TechServe Alliance Operating Practices Report (“OPR”), highlights a number of long-standing and newly emerging industry trends:

    • While top line revenue in 2020 contracted for the first time in over a decade, profitability surged to historic levels
    • High profit firms were far more effective in controlling costs–particularly costs associated with internal staff
    • While VMS/MSP accounts generated lower GM and bottom-line profitability, they were far more resilient in maintaining top line revenue than firms that focused on direct client relationship business
    • Firms are reducing their real estate footprint; remote work for both internal teams and billable consultants is here to stay
  • June 2021 Index: IT Employment at Historic Highs

    In May, IT employment increased by 0.22% to 5,350,000 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has increased by 2.64% since May 2020 adding 137,700 IT workers.
  • 2021 IT Wage Map Now Available

    The TechServe Alliance Geographic IT Wage Map is a web-based interactive map containing the most current wage information for specific IT occupations on a geographic basis. The data, culled from federal data sources, includes the information for all 50 states and for 22 metro areas. 
  • May 2021 Index: IT Employment Rises Above Year Ago Levels for First Time Since 2019

    In April, IT employment increased by 0.35% to 5,340,400 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment is up by 0.85% since April 2020 adding 45,200 IT workers.

  • Check Out the New TechServe Website!

    You'll notice some great new features, including:
    • An easy-to-navigate design with a navigation bar to explore where you need to go, or you can select featured spotlights to take you directly to industry research, tools and services.
    • A robust, searchable news section to find the industry and membership news you need, when you need it.
    • An enhanced searchable database of members and suppliers, including a tool to find and connect with those in your local network.

    Be sure to log in to access your member-only resources.

    Schedule a Website Orientation!

    There is a wealth of resources, member services, research, data and networking potential at your fingertips. Have us give you a guided tour of everything available to you and your team. Schedule your orientation with Julie Price-Shehan, Manager of Member Relations, or for more details, contact her at shehan@techservealliance.org or 703.589.3251.

  • April 2021 Index: IT Employment Continues Its Unabated Climb

    In March, IT employment increased by 0.39% to 5,318,800 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has declined by 0.41% since March 2020 shedding 21,900 IT workers.

  • March 2021 Index: IT Employment Almost Back to Pre-Covid Levels

    In February, IT employment increased by 0.43% to 5,296,100 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has declined by 0.90% since February 2020 shedding 48,100 IT workers.
  • Survey Open - IT & Eng. Staffing's Foremost Benchmarking Analysis

    TechServe produces the IT & engineering staffing and solutions industry’s foremost benchmarking reports. Offering deep insight into the numbers and practices that drive business performance, these reports are important tools for you to measure, analyze and improve your operations.

    New for 2021 and the ‘New Normal’:

    • Is the Real Estate Footprint for IT & Engineering Staffing Firms Contracting?
    • Remote Work Trends for Internal Staff & Consultants
    • Metrics on Virtual Client Meetings & Virtual Candidate Interviews
    • Benchmarking time-to-submit, time-to-interview, time-to-decision, time-to-fill

    In addition, this comprehensive benchmarking report covers a wide range of metrics, including:

    • Gross Margin & Bottom-line Profitability Based on Size
    • Gross Margins and Close Rates associated with Direct Client Relationship, VMS/MSP with Hiring Manager Contact, and VMS/MSP Without Hiring Manager Contact
    • SG&A Expenses—what areas of expense control help drive higher profitability
    • Performance Expectations & Compensation for Sales & Recruiters at Three Levels of Experience
    • Benefits Offered for Internal Staff, Hourly and Salaried Consultants
    • Industry Trends such as client policies on the use of H-1Bs, multi-tier arrangements, and consultant tenure restrictions
    • And much more!

    In return for participating, TechServe Alliance members receive at NO COST:

    • The 2021 Operating Practices and Sales & Recruiter Metrics Reports
    • Custom Performance Analysis – a confidential report sent directly to you comparing your firm with similar participating firms.
    • Profit Toolkit – an exclusive members-only online interactive tool to assist your financial planning and compare your firm with others.

    Submit by March 31, 2021
  • February 2021 Index: IT Jobs Recovery Remains Strong

    In January, IT employment increased by 0.50% to 5,272,900 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has declined by 1.32% since January 2020 shedding 70,300 IT workers.
  • January 2021 Index: IT Employment Continues Upward Climb

    In December, IT employment increased by 0.50% to 5,240,000 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment is still down 2.08% since December 2019 a loss of 111,500 workers.
  • December 2020 Index: IT Employment Continues Upward Trajectory

    In November, IT employment increased by 0.51% to 5,210.600 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has declined by 2.67% since November 2019 shedding 143,100 IT workers.

  • November 2020 Index: IT Employment Continues to Rebound

    In October, IT employment increased by 0.53% to
    5,184,600 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has declined by 3.20% since October 2019 shedding 171,300 IT workers.