2014 Stress & Pride

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Key Points from this Infographic:

  • Nearly a third (31 percent) of IT professionals say the work they are currently doing is the most stressful of their career
  • More than four out of five (81 percent) entry- to mid-level IT workers and more than six out of ten (65 percent) senior IT professionals say that stress causes them to initiate a job search
  • Thirty-one percent of IT professionals now rank “keeping up with organizational requests/workload” as the most stressful, followed by 28 percent choosing “keeping up with technology” and 23 percent chose “impact on work/life balance”
  • Sixty-one percent of senior IT professionals report they are expected to be accessible 24x7 (increasing from 57 percent in 2013)
  • Only about one of ten (12 percent) senior IT professionals report 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. accessibility as the expectation, compared to 48 percent of entry- to mid-level IT professionals
  • Forty-seven percent of senior IT professionals report that they are expected to be available 24x7 while on vacation
  • Sixty-four percent of senior IT professionals and 58 percent of entry- to mid-level IT professionals indicate they are proud of their career choice and their current role, assignments and responsibilities
  • Seventy-nine percent of senior IT professionals indicate that they would still choose IT as a career, while 76 percent of entry- to mid-level IT professionals would do the same

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