High Tech Job Trends

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High Tech Job Trends

from the December 2010 Newsletter

Tech Job Demand

According to the new Salary Guide 2011, by Robert Half Technology, the majority of CIOs find that understaffing is interfering with their ability to implement new technologies and that it a challenge to find IT talent with the right skills. A rebound may occur as projects previously deferred or promising a high return on investment are rolled out. The report lists demands highest for these skill sets: programming, business analysis in concert with project management, ERP technological proficiency, security, infrastructure support, networking, and electronic medical records. Read more »

High Tech Job Trends – “A sure sign we are moving in the right direction.”

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High Tech Job Trends – “A sure sign we are moving in the right direction.”

There is some movement in the Tech sector, and it is in the right direction.

The TechServe Alliance Monthly Employment Index for September showed a leveling off for that month, and a small year over year increase of 1.8% in IT employment. The CEO, Mark Roberts, reports that the TechServe Alliance members “continue to report increasing demand for their services with many candidates in high-demand skill-sets receiving multiple offers; a sure sign we are moving in the right direction.”

“In tech, both full-time and contract hiring have been in lock-step with recruitment activity in both up about 50 percent since the lows in mid-2009.” Tech hiring has risen steadily throughout 2010, according to Dice senior vice president Tom Silver. Dice reports the highest demand positions are: Java developers, database administrators, virtualization specialists and project managers.

The Robert Half Q4 2010 Employment Report offers these statistics based on its survey of executives. 6% plan to increase hiring in professional occupations in Q4 on a net basis. 86% are ‘somewhat’ to ‘very’ confident in their companies’ growth prospects this quarter. 47% report finding skilled professionals to be challenge. Read more »

High Tech Job Trends – August Newsletter

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High Tech Job Trends

A number of recent reports show job growth attributed to the stimulus measures: The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) shows a creation/retention of 2.5 to 3.6 million jobs over what it would otherwise have been. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)’s May report indicates that the Recovery Act has created between 1.2 million and 2.8 million workers, and projects up to 3.7 by the end of Q3.

 

The fiscal stimulus increased substantially in the first quarter of 2010 and further in the second quarter (from $80 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 to $108 billion in the first quarter of 2010 to $116 billion in the second quarter of this year).  Government investment in areas such as infrastructure, clean energy, and communications technology increased by roughly 50 percent between the first and second quarters of 2010. Read more »

High Tech Job Trends – June Newsletter

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High Tech Job Trends

According to the TechAmerica Foundation’s 13th Cyberstates 2010 report, the American high-tech industry saw jobs decrease by 245,600 in 2009, that is 5.9 million workers.  This 4% decline is however better than the private sector’s 5.2% decline overall. Software services saw job growth of over 10,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009, a 1% increase. Read more »