Detailed analysis indicates the broader skill sets in each job sector consistently stayed firm while the narrower skill sets (i.e., entry-level or single function roles) felt the most pressure and downward impact on bill rates.
- For example, IT jobs that require a mix of business and technical skills have sustained and improved rates, where the “pure IT” job (coding and maintenance) have trended down until very recently.
- Professional-Managerial bill rates have experienced the greatest increase over the past year, especially in Northeast and West.
- Temp bill Rates for the Technical-IT job sector have trended downward overall for over two years. Only in the Northeast has Technical-IT recovered to above January 2008 levels.
- Light Industrial temporary bill rates have risen 2% but remain slightly below January 2008 levels, with all of the rate increase occurring in the recent months of 2011.