I happen to be one of these recruiters and I can assure you there is
definitely an increase in UX jobs. I have been doing creative, web
and advertising recruiting for almost 7 years now and I have never
seen this kind of demand for UX/IA talent. I have done nothing for
the last 2 months but work on UX and Interaction design jobs. Sure I
had to Wikipedia a few of the buzz words, and not all recruiters your
are going to speak with are going to have the industry trends and
verbage down just perfect. However, that has nothing to do with the
fact that there are companies/agencies hiring and these recruiters
have direct access to their hiring manager and decision makers...
If anyone is interested in hearing specifically about what I mean and
what I am seeing, please feel free to contact me directly
zach@... or 972-813-0451.