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 »