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 3.52 million in 2014-15. The indirect employment attributed by the sector is estimated at about 10 million in 2014-15.

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 2010-11 2011- 12 2012- 13 2013- 14 2014- 15(E)

IT Services & Exports

1.0

1.15

1.29

1.6

1.74

BPO Exports

0.77

0.83

0.88

0.989

1.03

Domestic Market

0.53

0.56

0.60

0.699

0.745

Total Employment

2.542

2.775

2.966

3.289

3.52

Source: Nasscom, E: Estimated