By the numbers

Federal managers considering the cost restraints their vendors face and government personnel issues should be aware of trends in commercial IT salaries, as tracked by consultants Robert Half International Co.

Base compensation for IT professionals 'will continue to settle into pre-dot-com levels in the coming year,' according to the company's recently released salary forecast for 2003. The company projected that starting salaries for IT professionals would decrease an average of 1.3 percent in 2003.

For the third consecutive year, security-related positions will see the greatest starting salary increase of any IT job category, rising 4.9 percent, the company said.

Meanwhile, IT workers in Internet- and e-commerce-related jobs face starting salary reductions of up to 6 percent.

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