This cautious optimism appears to be reflected in the tech sector, such as at ContractorUK which recently ran an article headlined “Ten pointers to an IT jobs market recovery”.

Me? I think it’s all rubbish. The housing market – especiailly in the UK – has gone mad, and interest rates will have to go up. People will slam the brakes on their spending. Advertising will flatline again, and it’ll be another two or perhaps even three years before we’ll see real signs of life. (But then what do I know? I’m no ‘media boss’).