Forrester predicts strongest jobs losses in UK
A report, published by Forrester, predicts a lead for UK to offshore till 2015 150,000 IT jobs and an other 100,000 clerical jobs with IT enabled services. Adding an other 510,000 jobs in other sectors, this would even sum up to 3% of UK's workforce or 760,000 jobs!
But Forrester predicts a very strong cost advantage and points out the lead of UK compared to countries like Germany, France and Italy, which will shift 140,000 jobs till 2015 each.
Germany and France are expected to accelerate their take-up of offshore outsourcing by 2007, but will be too late to benefit from the lowest prices and the best expertise. They will need to look to China for competitive advantages.
There are likely to be acquisitions within the IT services market as the economy in Europe falters and Indian suppliers become more dominant, Forrester predicts.
More info at Forrester!