Dutch employers are concerned about lack of ICT-ers




It is worrying that the offer ICT specialists not keep the expected growth of the ICT sector, enable the employers’ organizations VNO-NCW and MKB-Netherlands. The number of people employed has grown considerably in 2015 in the ICT, but the number of vacancies also increased.

The ICT sector is becoming increasingly important for the Dutch economy, but it reveals VNO-NCW and MKB-Netherlands ensure that more and more jobs in the ICT can not be fulfilled. Employers’ organizations responding thus to the report ICT, knowledge and the economy in 2016, the CBS Thursday published .

That report shows that to detect the number of people employed rose in ICT in 2015 by 20,000 compared to 2014. From 2012 has been a substantial increase. Of the 256,000 ICT specialists had a solid working relationship, 18,000 more than in 2014. 2015 took the number of self-employed increased to 57,000 by 3000.

ICT, knowledge and economy, 2016
At the same time the number of vacancies also rose sharply. End of 2015, the number of vacancies in the ICT nearly 11,000, an increase of 3000 compared to 2014. According to the CBS have not been there so many vacancies since 2008 in the Netherlands. The sector is thus considerably ahead of the rest of the economy.

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What also plays a role in the current and anticipated shortages is that the sector is aging: 12 percent of the ICT labor force in 2015 was over 55 years old. In 2005, that figure was 6 percent. That aging plays in the economy. In the ICT sector workers are on average even slightly younger than in the economy as a whole.

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