Delhi beats B'lore, Mumbai in IT jobs
By agencies | Monday, 24 April 2006, 07:00 Hrs
NEW DELHI: Delhi has unseated Mumbai as the top job creator with maximum number of employment opportunities coming up in IT and IT-enabled sector, a study has revealed. An Eco Pulse study conducted by industry chamber Assocham tracked 6,175 job placements in first two months of 2006 and found out that employers in Delhi advertised for 1,495 vacancies, followed by Mumbai with 1,344 placements. Mumbai generated maximum number of jobs in a similar study last year. Bangalore, maintained the third spot, recording 19 percent of the total placement tracked. The city lived up to its name of being the IT Hub of India and created maximum opportunities in the high-end IT jobs. Chennai took the fourth spot with 623 employment offers. IT and IT enabled sector had a share of 32 percent with 197 offers closely followed by engineering with 185 positions. IT and IT-enabled (ITeS) sector maintained its supremacy in terms of generating employment for graduates and post-graduates while sales and marketing took the second spot, the study said. "Within IT and ITeS sector, even though the BPOs were leading with 57 percent of the 2,579 positions in the sample survey, the recruitment in software services have also bounced back and companies are on a hiring spree," the study said.