Interim Report: e-Skills Demand Developments and Challenges

An interim report of a study on the e-skills requirements of companies recently published by Empirica, on behalf of the European Commission, indicates that few companies are experiencing any shortage in ICT professionals.

The study examines the demand for ICT professionals, ICT user skills and ebusiness skills and explores whether companies are currently experiencing shortages in the supply of professionals, the strategies they are using to have the right e-skills in place, and what they see as the main trends in this area.

While the full report will be published in November, the interim report indicates that a quantitative shortage in the supply of ICT practitioners is mainly a concern for ICT service providers but not for ICT user companies.  Businesses are not reporting any major difficulties with end-user ICT skills, despite noting the increasing demands on employees.

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