Third of UK firms unable to fill their IT vacancies

Over a third of firms have vacancies for IT professionals that they have been unable to fill, according to E-skills UK and Gartner Consulting. As a result, 76% of these companies have been forced to delay the development of new products and services. The IT Insights report says that 42% of these firms with recruitment problems suffered higher operating costs due to unfilled posts, while 22% lost business to a competitor.