The Oxford Index for IT consultants remained steady for Q4 2015, with an index of 122.
In addition, demand for IT infrastructure consultants climbed again from last quarter, from 114 to 136, showing an increase in demand for IT infrastructure consultants.
Oxford Index values above 100 suggest an increase in demand for consultants, and values below 100 suggest a decrease in demand.
Results of our study for Q1 2016 are based on 117 IT managers’ responses from across North America.
In comparison to applications development and enterprise applications consultant demand, IT infrastructure showed the highest increase in demand this quarter.
The two-year trend for IT infrastructure consultants reflects strong seasonality, with some quarters increasing in demand, then tailing off in future quarters once demand is met.
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