They may have seen their pay, project or even their contract cut with immediate effect or alarming alacrity, research still points to fact that IT workers occupy some of the least stressful jobs at the moment.

This is according to Karen Geldenhuys, MD of Abacus Recruitment, who says one of the reasons IT workers often face less stress at the coalface – certainly in South Africa – is due to the critical skill shortage in the ICT industry.
"This enables IT workers to take things more in their stride as they know their chances of retrenchment are far, far lower then in other industries, including mining, construction, motoring and financial services."
Besides being in demand, IT workers do not have to make life-or-death decisions, according to international research.