I did a full economics sequence in school, found it to be utterly fascinating, and have continued to read intently on the topic ever since.
Such is the life of a geek.
However, I've always wondered why none of the typical IT analyst firms spend any serious effort studying the structure and dynamics of the IT labor market.
Sure, there's all sorts of great analysis on various technologies, vendors and consumption models, but what about the people who are responsible for making the magic happen?
How is their world changing?
It's relevant because change is in the air. Cloud, baby.
Cloud is already busily at work disrupting the IT technology market. I would argue that -- before long -- it will do the same for the IT labor market.
I don't know whether to be pessimistic or optimistic about the changes to come, so I'll present my case for both -- and let you decide.
But one thing is certain; change is coming.