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 »