Learning frenzy grips competitive IT contractors

contractors believe they learn the equivalent of two degree qualifications each
year, such is the fast pace and competitiveness of the industry.

survey of 500 IT staff discovered that more than three-quarters feel they have
to learn the same as a degree student every six months just to stay ahead in
their job.

to the poll the average contractor spends 45 days a year going over news and
opinions in the sector with around 32 days a year spent upgrading technical

Computer People report also claims that many workers have built their own
support and learning networks with 68 per cent using e-mail contacts to swap
expertise and opinions.

By Ross Wigham

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