Thursday, December 6, 2007

December slow down?

I have always heard that December was a slow month. Clients were checked out, on vacation, or simply not motivated. But in recent years December has not been too bad. Not the greatest, but not the worst either. The last few years here December has been a good closing month. Granted most of the recent placements I have seen are outside the automotive clients, but even automotive customers have remained active. The rumors continue about one of the Big 3 facing more cuts at the end of the year, we’ll stay tuned for that. In looking back over the year, IT demand has been well diversified both from a client perspective (automotive, banking, finance, insurance, marketing, advertising, software, manufacturing, utilities) as well as skills set (Java, .Net, infrastructure, web design, Business Analysts, ETL, data warehousing). I think the one functionality that has taken the greatest hit this year is Project Managers. I’m still trying to figure that one out. But 2008 looks to continue IT growth. In case you didn’t see this from the Great Lakes IT Report: Sounds good to me!