According to the June index of information technology jobs conducted by TechServe Alliance - a collaboration of services firms, suppliers, consultants and clients - the number of IT positions for the month surpassed 4 million, but still decreased by 300 jobs since May.
Despite the slight dip in June, the unemployment rate remained well above the average for other jobs markets, and, according to TechServe Alliance, the number of IT jobs has grown by approximately 133,000 since June 2010.
"While growth in IT employment paused in June, all signs point to the sector continuing to outperform the overall job market," said CEO of TechServe Alliance Mark Roberts. "While there is always going to be some month-to-month variance given the dynamic nature of the economy and labor market, our outlook remains positive for the remainder of the year."
Along with the positive outlook for the IT job market, worldwide budgets are also on the rise. According to Gartner, global IT spending is projected to reach nearly $3.7 trillion this year, increasing 7.1 percent from last year and exceeding more than the research firms' previous expectations of a 5.6 percent growth.