Job openings for IT professionals down slightly in June

By Kevin Zimmerman

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Connecticut employers posted a daily average of 470 job openings for IT professionals in June, a 2.1 percent decline from May, according to the Connecticut Technology Council.

The one bright spot was the number of openings for skills in software development, which increased 8.3 percent, while the posted need for architects/consultants dropped 11.1 percent during the month.

On a year-over-year basis, software development jobs remained virtually unchanged from June 2015, while declines were seen in architects/consultants (down 46.7 percent), systems engineering/support (down 33.3 percent) and IT management (down 41.7 percent).

The national average for new IT job postings was down by 1.3 percent in June, the Council added.

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