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Women in IT Careers - The Gender Gap

The UK faces a worsening gender gap in its flourishing IT industry, according to a new study.

The Women in IT scorecard looked at gender trends from secondary education through to the work place. It indicates women account for just 16% of the UK IT workforce.  And the problem starts early - despite consistently out-performing boys in computing A-level results, girls account for just 6.5% of those taking the exam.

The study was compiled by BCS, the chartered institute for IT, and E-skills UK.

Other highlights from the report include:

Our Downtime is minimal - but Life enhancing!

Just to show that we do prize ‘down time’ at Richard Wheeler Associates, that time spent considering things other than the recruitment of software engineerings, grappling with the competition for the top talent, client’s growth strategies, compiling shortlists of System Architects, J2EE specialists, preparing the ground for an IT recruitment new client meeting, assessing the merits of one embedded C++ candidate vs another, getting to grips with the latest CleanTech hiring campaign, ………we offer what we hope will be the first of many glimpses - of this ‘down time’:

Investment and Skill Shortages Hinder Tech City Growth

Funding and skill shortages could halt the future development of London’s Tech City area in East London, a new report has warned.

Tech City is the name used to describe the Old Street roundabout area in East London, which – in recent years – has been called home by a growing number of tech giants and startups.