Careers Slideshow: IT Job Market Showing Signs of Stagnation

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-21-2012

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Only 6,600 IT jobs were added in the U.S. in April.

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Just 63.6% of those out of work are seeking jobs - the lowest rate since 1980.

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22.7% of CIOs are looking to hire lower-level IT staffers within the next 30 days.

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22.5% of CIOs expect to hire contractors or consultants over the next 30 days.

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Just 4% of CIOs are planning to hire high-level IT executives in the next 30 days.

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Only 6.9% of CIOs say they'll hire senior management in IT over the next 30 days.

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Just 11% of CIOs expect to hire middle managers in IT over the next 30 days.

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Computer-system design and related services accounted for 11,400 jobs gained in April.

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Telecommunications, on the other hand, shred 3,900 positions in April.

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