According to the research by Clicks IT Recruitment, of 800 workers surveyed, 84% of them say they are open to changing jobs – a rise from 29% to 35% who would consider a change if approached.
But, there's actually has been a fall in the percentage of those expecting to look for a new job, from 57% to 49%, with many IT workers revealing a significant increase in confidence about the future of their employers since last quarter, with 56% feeling positive, up from 44%.
In line with this, the number of people - a mix of permanent employees and contractors - thinking they will lose their job has fallen from 61% to 51%, and those workers who are confident in keeping their jobs has also risen from 7% to 17%.
“Overall, this quarter’s results tell us that optimism has improved from last quarter, most significantly in respondents’ perception of their employer’s future and their sense of job security.
“There has also been a small lift in optimism relating to the current job market and employment prospects. This improved confidence will encourage job seekers to enter the market, creating ideal conditions for employers seeking to attract high-calibre IT candidates.”