Employment

The IT-ITES sector is a large employment generator and has catalyzed the growth of several ancillary industries such as transportation, real estate and catering, security and housekeeping, etc. The total IT Software and Services employment is estimated to touch 3.688 million in 2015-16.

IT-ITeS exports constitute the major source of employment in this industry and its share has increased over the years. The details of direct employment by the sector for both, the Exports segment and domestic market segment, over the last five years are given below:

Employment in IT-ITeS Industry (in millions)
Year/ Segment 2011- 12 2012- 13 2013- 14 2014- 15 2015- 16(E)

IT Services & Exports

1.15

1.29

1.6

1.74

1.844

BPO Exports

0.83

0.88

0.989

1.03

1.086

Domestic Market

0.56

0.60

0.699

0.745

0.758

Total Employment

2.775

2.966

3.267

3.485

3.688

Source: Nasscom, E: Estimated