ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the face of an otherwise anemic jobs report, IT Employment remained strong in March. The number of IT jobs grew 0.34 percent sequentially last month to 4,403,100, according to TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers. With the upward revision in February's numbers from 0.38 to 0.71 percent, IT employment has grown by over 4.96% since March 2012. "While I know the overall jobs report disappointed most observers, I am pleased to see that IT continues on a steady growth trajectory," observed Mark Roberts, the CEO of TechServe Alliance. "Based on the data and anecdotal reports I hear from my member companies, demand for IT talent remains very strong with shortages in many skill sets. We continue to believe the sector will remain a bright spot in the economy throughout 2013," added Roberts. For complete March 2013 IT Index please visit: http://www.techservealliance.org/pressroom/documents/IndexreleaseApril2013.pdfAbout TechServe Alliance TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT & Engineering staffing and solutions industry. Hundreds of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance serves as the voice of the industry before the policymakers and the national and trade press. By providing access to the knowledge and best practices of an entire industry and tapping the "collective scale" of hundreds of companies, TechServe Alliance supports its members in the efficient delivery of best-in-class IT & Engineering staffing and solutions for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every IT & Engineering consultant.