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Q: IT Vacancies / Companies in Holland/Netherlands ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: IT Vacancies / Companies in Holland/Netherlands
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: evolutionmike-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 23 Aug 2006 02:18 PDT
Expires: 22 Sep 2006 02:18 PDT
Question ID: 758654
We are an IT Recruitment Agency currently based in England and are
considering opening a branch in Holland/Netherlands in Amsterdam.

1	In which geographical regions of Holland are the most IT companies based. 

For example in the UK it is fair to say that Cambridge, The Thames
Valley region and Surrey are all major concentrations of Software
companies where as Cornwall is not.

2	Where can I get a list of the top 500/1000 Software companies in Holland?

3	Where can I get a list of the 500/1000 Companies in Holland based on
number of employees.

4	Which locations in Holland have the largest shortage of IT skills
and which skills are in the shortest supply

If you cannot answer all 4 questions I will happily pay $25 per question


Subject: Re: IT Vacancies / Companies in Holland/Netherlands
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 25 Aug 2006 10:20 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
<IT vacancies.

The most software companies are based in Noord-Holland (3240) and
Zuid-Holland (4108).

At the end of 2004, there were 16,117 software companies in the Netherlands.

Number of software companies by province:
Drenthe ? 311
Flevoland ? 471
Friesland ? 328
Gelderland ? 1734
Groningen ? 445
Limburg ? 774
Noord-Brabant ? 2241
Noord-Holland ? 3240
Overijssel ? 882
Utrecht ? 1450
Zeeland ? 194
Zuid-holland - 4108

Number of companies by employees
0 to 10 employees ? 15,217
11 to 25 employees ? 619
26 to 50 employees ? 203
51 to 100 employees ? 97
over 100 employees ? 71
Source: Marktanalyse Sofware- industrie Nederland.
The Kamer van Koophandel has a database of all companies registered in
the Netherlands (Handelsregister). They provide mailing lists which
can be tailored to your specifications.  It is also possible via their
site to search the company register. You can either put together the
address list yourself via the internet or request a list via the

Contact details.
Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam
De Ruyterkade 5 (PO Box 1000 CW)
1013AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel: +31 (0)20 531 40 00
fax: +31 (0)20 531 47 99
Kamer van Koophandel Utrecht 
Kroonstraat 50 
PO Box 48 
3500 AA Utrecht, The Netherlands
tel: +31 (0)30 236 32 11 
fax: +31 (0)30 231 28 04

Trade register (Handelsregister)

To use the online database you need to apply for an entry code. The
code is free, you just pay for any data that you take.

Price list  for Handelsregister products. 
It costs 3 cents per company for an address and 3 cents for the
contact name.

This site has a directory of 3,221 software companies in the Netherlands.
Details given include company name, address, telephone number and
website (where applicable).

FENIT is a federation of Information technology companies.

FENIT has 250 members. A list of the members is given on this page.

This report analyzes job shortages in the IT sector in the Netherlands.
The most vacancies are in:
Managing technical infrastructure
Service functions.
Managing information systems.
Developing technical infrastructure

33% of vacancies are in the development of information systems.
This includes jobs like application designer, system designer and programmer.

86% of vacancies are for people with an HBO/WO education.
14% of vacancies are for peole with MBO education level.

For people with an HBO/WO education there are lot of vacancies for
develooping information systems for commercial purposes and for
general purposes (including many project managers and project

Employees with an MBO education are needed for management of technical
infra structure and service based functions and development of 
information systems.

A quarter of all vacancies are in the Utrecht region and a fifth of
vacancies are in the Amsterdam region.

The types of companies that have vacancies are automation advice,
systems development, program services and  financial institutions.
Relatively many MBO positions are in computer centres, automation
advice and insurance and pension companies.

Most vacancies are with companies with less than 50 employees, and
more than 100 employees. Companies with between 50 and 100 employees
have the least vacancies.

There are graphs in the report which give respectively a breakdown of
the vacancies by job type, geograhical region and industry sector.

There is a table which gives the number of vacancies for each
qualification profile and where the vacancies exist.>

<Search strategy:>

<"software bedrijven" nederland>

<kamer van koophandel>

<"meeste vacatures" itc>

<"vacatures" informatica 2006 nl>

<Hope this helps.>
evolutionmike-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for your answers - very good info!
Can you look at

I have released the money (I think!!)

Subject: Re: IT Vacancies / Companies in Holland/Netherlands
From: belindalevez-ga on 31 Aug 2006 21:22 PDT
<Thanks for the rating. I'll take a look at your other question.>

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