Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics
I don't doubt for one minute that there are jobs out there; I suspect that there may be more people offering jobs. But I will say that using the Job Boards as a means of measurement of job availibility is not the most accurate way of calculating vacancies or skills required..
I've noticed that a number of jobs are duplicated on the various job boards; many times the same vacancy is offered by more than one recruiter. In some cases, a job is advertised, and then appears again at a slightly later date, in some cases multiple times. There have also been a growing number of recruiters that place ads "trawling" for active job seekers; once they have your name and skills, they mass mail businesses with these details, trying to find suitable vacancies that they were not previously aware of to earn commission.
On top of that, recruiters are notoriously poor at identifying what skill sets are really required by their customers. I think most of them must have a set of tickboxes with acronyms, and when they do talk to the customer, they just tick some of the boxes without actually trying to identify if that particular item is really what is needed. If the customer highlights something that's not on their list, they just select a box at random.
Just call me Mr Cynical; I've been looking for a new job for the last year. Anon because otherwise I think I might just end up with the opportunity to spend more time looking for a new job.