Re: Who will fill the gap?
> Get out now people while you have a choice.
My job went to India in 2016 so I took early retirement and would not want to even think of working in IT again.
Getting out now is poor advice; plan your get out: can you afford early retirement, is the early retirement/redundancy package likely to be worthwhile. Downsize now, there is nothing to indicate the old metrics have changed: IT is not favourable to the 50+ and (UK) unemployment among 50+ males is around 1-in-3, so keep taking the money while it's flowing, but keep plan B ticking over.
I juggled start and end dates to enable me to take the voluntary redundancy package and walk into another job on the following monday - redundancy package went straight into the pension fund (tax free).