The demand for long-term IT professionals remains stagnant, according to Janco’s latest findings. Janco reports that 1,200 IT jobs in a variety of industries were lost in March. And, while short-term hiring for IT staff and consultants is up, long-term job prospects may not pick up until early 2013.

Finance and insurance IT job loss in March was very low, but the industry experienced a loss of 13,400 jobs in every area. “Insurers on the West Coast are keeping headcounts low, and many are preparing a set of layoffs in the next month,” Janco CEO Victor Janulaitis told Insurance Networking News. “The IT job markets in Chicago and Boston are doing reasonably well and Dallas is picking up, but overall it’s not where it used to be four years ago.”

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