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Study: Impact Of Offshore Outsourcing Is 'Exaggerated'

The furor over offshore outsourcing is overblown, and key IT jobs are staying in the United States, according to a Meta Group report on IT staffing and pay issued last week. "Outsourcing is a little bit of a myth," Meta Group senior program director Maria Schafer says. "In point of fact, outsourcing had been happening for some time." While the best and most valuable IT positions generally are staying put, a slowly improving economy hasn't yet been strong enough to overcome relatively stagnant hiring. "It's going to be another six months before we see any real [hiring] vigor," she says. The Meta study shows that employers pay IT staffers as much as 20% more than nontechnical personnel. Forty-five percent of the 600 corporate respondents say they pay premium salaries for critical skills, particularly in the wireless, security, and data-management fields. "Experience continues to sell." Internet-related specialists are in short supply, particularly those with expertise in application development, Java-application management, and networking. However, demand for E-commerce skills dropped slightly in this year's survey--15% versus 22% last year.

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