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IT skills


July 16, 2015  4:02 PM

Why is Computer Science degree worth 20% of History Degree to a man but twice as much to a woman?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, Digital skills, FE, IT skills, Shortages

As part of the follow up to my first blog on the effects on Digital Skills of the Spring Budget I have been looking at some of the back up material. I began with "Fixing the...

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December 8, 2014  10:18 AM

Cost of apprentices cut by 20% + 50% towards update modules. Will this break the log jam?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, e-skills, IT skills, United Kingdom

For nearly forty years most  IT employers have declined to take on trainees or retrain older staff but  have queued up to employ those with two years of more of supposed experience. Only the skills in demand have changed. There is no shortage of talent, only of employers who will work...


March 2, 2013  12:29 PM

Eastleigh, Immigration and IT Skills

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Conservative, ConservativeHome, Gartner, IDPM, India, IT skills, UKBA

One of the lessons from the Eastleigh election is that the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 24, 2012  9:25 AM

Does the Natwest service collapse indicate the true cost of Offshoring?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
India, IT skills, NatWest, Offshoring, RBS

I have just been reading allegations on Guido Fawkes (midway down the comment stream below a picture of Osborne greeting one of the EU's prettier finance moinsiters) that the...


July 22, 2008  11:56 AM

A crisis of quality not quantity: the UK IT Skills Market

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IT skills, Olympics

I have tracked IT recruitment advertising for over 30 years to compare what is happening in the market place with predictions, before it shows in official statistics, if at all . 25 years ago I stopped collecting my own data in favour of using 


October 30, 2007  3:05 PM

Walking backwards into the future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IT skills

Last week I attended the Westminster E-Forum Keynote Seminar "A UK IT Skills Gap?". Most of the discussion could have taken place in 1983, before the Butcher reports on IT Skills - but for the fact that...


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