Announcements

  • 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.
  • Register Today for THE Event for IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Firms!

    For over three decades, TechServe Alliance has hosted the only educational and networking event exclusively designed for owners, executives, account executives and recruiters working in the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry.

    While we are unable to gather in person in 2020, TechServe has fully leveraged the reach of a cutting-edge online platform and its unique access to inspiring thought leaders, the industry’s top performers, subject matter experts and an elite group of extraordinary trainers for our inaugural Virtual Event.

    Keynotes:
    • The IT & Engineering Staffing Industry: Where Are We Now? What Lies Ahead?
    • Inside the Mind of the Client: CIOs & IT Leaders Speak
    • What Lies Ahead: An Economic and Financial Market Perspective
    • What Will Drive IT & Engineering Staffing Firm Success in the Future?

    Interactive Breakout Sessions including:
    • Success Stories: Landing New Clients in a “Work from Home” World
    • The Lean IT & Engineering Staffing Firm: Driving Extraordinary Profitability By Rethinking the Sales & Recruiting Model
    • Avoiding Legal Minefields in a Post-Pandemic World • The Taxman Giveth: Proven Strategies That Minimize IT & Engineering Staffing Firm Tax Liability
    • The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations
    • The New TechServe Alliance M&A Marketplace: A Better Way to Value, Buy & Sell Firms Under $15 Million in Revenue
    • And many others!
  • IT & Engineering Employment Continues to Improve; Posting Strong Growth in September

    In September, IT employment increased by 0.47% to 5,158,000 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 declined by 3.70% since September 2019 shedding 198,400 IT workers.
  • Honoring Excellence in the New Normal – Apply Now!

    In light of the disruption triggered by the public health crisis, TechServe has developed a new, more personal way of celebrating your team members who have excelled and inspired others during this “New Normal.”

    The 2020 TechServe "Excellence in the New Normal" provides TechServe companies the opportunity to nominate individuals from their firm who have demonstrated excellence during these unprecedented times, including those who have:

    • Inspired Others
    • Lifted Team Spirits
    • Exceeded Expectations
    • Responded to Challenges with Extraordinary Creativity

    The winning submissions will be featured during TechServe's Virtual Event, November 10-12, 2020. Submission Deadline is Monday, October 12th.
  • Sept. 2020 Index: Reversing Slide, IT Employment Turns Positive in August

    In August, IT employment increased by 0.40% to 5,133,600 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 4.12% since August 2019 shedding 220,400 IT workers.
  • How Does Your Firm Stack Up? Dashboard Survey Open Now!

    After a brutal Spring, it appears that KPIs for the IT & Engineering Staffing Industry have stabilized through June and July. The recently released results from our IT & Engineering Staffing Industry Dashboard™ indicate that while the impact of economic fallout from COVID-19 is very uneven among firms and highly dependent on client mix, the industry is fortunate to be more resilient than other sectors.

    Do you know how your firm stacked up against other firms in August? Complete the Dashboard survey by September 9th and receive a custom Dashboard to benchmark your performance in August against industry peers as well as gauge progress over time.
  • IT & Engineering Staffing Industry Stabilizes in July

    Consultants on Billing Down 8.3%: New Job Orders Down 30% From Pre-Pandemic Levels

    TechServe Alliance announced the most recent data from its IT & Engineering Staffing Dashboard™, sponsored by CEIPAL. IT & engineering headcount stabilized in June and July (flat and up 0.5%, respectively) after dropping March through May. While improved from its low point in April, New Job Orders are down 29.6% from pre-pandemic levels foreshadowing ongoing headwinds in the coming months.

    Learn more
  • Benchmarking Report Highlights Secular Drivers of Growth and Profitability

    The 2020 TechServe Alliance Operating Practices Report is now available. As the only annual benchmarking analysis exclusively focused on the IT & engineering staffing industry, the TechServe Alliance OPR provides the essential data to successfully manage your firm during these tumultuous times.

    The OPR highlights a number of secular trends that transcend the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

    • Scale matters: smaller firms are less profitable (as percentage revenue)
    • High-profit spend less on sales than the typical firm
    • The most firms focus on direct client relationships and avoid VMS/MSP business
    • For those focused on direct client relationship business, one job advertising provider leads the pack as the source for candidates

    Learn more about the 2020 Operating Practices Report below. The Sales & Recruiter Metrics Report will be released soon.

  • August 2020 Trends Report - GDP Climbing Out of the Hole

    TechServe Alliance members have access to the monthly ITR Economics Trends Report. Members can click here to access the report.
  • Want to Know How Your Firm Stacks Up? Complete the Next Dashboard Survey by August 18th

    TechServe Alliance has released Industry Data for its first IT & Engineering Staffing Dashboard™ survey (reflecting median data for February through May). The "Dashboard" provides timely insights on the impact of COVID-19 on IT & engineering staffing firm performance including:

    • Consultants on Billing declined 8.8% -- faring better than most other sectors of the economy
    • Direct Hire Placements dropped an astounding 45%
    • Job Reqs dropped 43% -- a foreboding sign for the coming months
    • While the Rate of Starts declined, so did the Rate of Stops
    • Fill Rates improved
    • Plus lots of additional insights …

    Complete the next survey by Tuesday, August 18th to have your data included in this month’s Dashboard survey and receive a custom Dashboard showing your KPIs benchmarked against the industry.
  • August 2020 Index: IT Employment Decline Slows in July

    In July, IT employment declined by 0.47% to 5,114,800 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 dropped by 4.41% since July 2019 shedding 236,000 IT jobs.
  • July 2020 Index: IT Employment Declines Markedly Again in June

    In June, IT employment again declined markedly by 1.46% to 5,137,100 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 dropped by 3.95% since June 2019 shedding 211,400 IT workers.
  • LAST CALL: IT & Engineering Staffing Dashboard™ Benchmark Survey Deadline Today

    The monthly “Dashboard” will allow participating organizations to benchmark their performance against industry peers as well as gauge progress over time. On a quarterly basis, the survey will also measure staffing firm adoption of technologies that enhance efficiency and operational effectiveness and will serve as the basis for the new Tech Stack Competitiveness Index™ for the IT & Engineering Staffing Industry.

    In future months, the survey will “remember” each firm’s historical responses and should take only 5 minutes to submit. Each participating firm will receive on a monthly basis their data benchmarked against industry peers and a “Dashboard” tracking their progress on KPIs. Metrics collected as part of the brief monthly survey will be kept confidential by TechServe. There is no cost to participate.