A new report by Greythorn suggested not only will work be required on the initial IT and communications infrastructure, but also in supporting the security operations and media presence at the event.
Paul Winchester, managing director of Greythorn, said: "The IT and telecoms infrastructure required to host the Olympics will leave a significant high-tech footprint on the UK labour market."
He added that the company's estimate of 5,000 "may be on the conservative side", as overall the government believes 103,000 permanent positions are likely to be created by the 2012 Games.
The news comes amid a general sense of optimism for those in the IT industry, which was identified in recent research by Reed.
Some 75 per cent of those in the sector believe the employment market will be boosted in 2011 because of technological developments.
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Source: The Sales Engineer News