Demand Rises and Prices Stabilize in Outsourced Tech Job Market
Online technology services marketplace OnForce says demand has risen and prices have stabilized for posted jobs during the first quarter this year. That's good news for reseller channel partners and IT service providers as many are eyeing a potential recovery. Business is now targeting security and technology refreshes, and more big deals are in the pipeline.Dollars are beginning to flow again as pent up demand for technology refreshes, project work and security is finally coming to market and IT budgets are being spent again, albeit judiciously.
IT services marketplace OnForce CEO Peter Cannone tells Channel Insider that work order volume grew about 15 percent during the first quarter over the same period a year ago, pointing to a move to take on some of the projects that were deferred in 2009.
But break/fix work and warranty work continues to be strong, too, indicating that CIOs are still keeping a careful watch over spending.