David Foote of Foote Partners released its quarterly certification analysis. The latest figures reveals that pay premiums for noncertified IT skills grew three times faster than certifications in the six months ending April 1, 2006. Applications development, project management and messaging skills pay is up sharply in the past six months, according to Foote. Foote also said that more companies are keeping applications development in-house, rather than outsourcing it overseas, as has been the case in recent years. Overall, the takeaway is that certification is becomming less important in the total picture of a worker's value to a company.
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