it@cork has published the results of its member survey. 165 members completed the survey giving a detailed insight into the how I.T. is faring in Cork.
The main points are:
- 70% of respondents indicated that their businesses achieve average-to-excellent value from recently qualified IT graduates
- 30% of respondents indicated that their organisations had openings for IT graduates currently and
- in excess of 80% of respondents do not consider IT staff turnover to be a problematical issue for their organisations
Despite the doom and gloom headlines around the likes of Motorola’s pull-out, it seems the IT industry in Cork is very healthy.
Employers are getting good value from their IT graduate employees. Many have openings for more. Not only that but employee churn in the IT sector is not a significant problem for companies in Cork.
From these results, it would seem that Cork is an ideal location for an IT business. The only cautionary note is that
94% believed that the low levels of applications for places on third level IT courses, evident in recent years, could have a negative impact on their ability to build upon the success achieved to date.