Learning frenzy grips competitive IT contractors

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

A
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.

According
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
skills.

The
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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