VSJ – March 2005 – Sounding Board

Christopher Hill, the IAP’s Web Master, has some thoughts – and real data – on the use of the IAP Consultants’ Register that will interest members.

The IAP Web site has the facility for consultants to list a brief CV and for members of the public to perform searches for consultants who are also IAP members. Searching is by Expertise, Town or County. This is proving to be a valuable service to members. There were over 10,000 searches made on the register in 2004. The top requests, by required skill and location, were:

Count Skill Count Town
175 VB 282 London
117 Java 68 Manchester
94 .Net 44 Edinburgh
83 C 36 Leeds
63 Web 28 Bristol
58 Delphi 24 Milton Keynes
56 Network 21 Nottingham
56 C# 20 Alton
48 AS400 19 Northampton
48 IT 16 Birmingham

Like all databases, this resource is only as good as the data held therein. I encourage members with entries on the Register to visit the site and check that their entries are up-to-date and showing them in the best light. If you do not have an entry, then you might consider how much work you may be missing through this omission and then add your details to the Register.

[Something you’d like to get off your chest? Email me (Robin Jones) at eo@iap.org.uk.]

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