Careers Slideshow: IT Jobs Boom in Midwest

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-18-2011

74,413

74,413 are the number of available tech jobs nationwide posted as of February 1, 2011.

74,413

The overall IT position breakdown:

Full-time jobs: 46,837 Contractual work: 32,239 Part-time positions: 1,524

The overall IT position breakdown:

800

800 available tech positions are posted on any given day in Detroit - double the number posted in February 2010.

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Three cities in this state are right behind Detroit on the fast-track list:Cincinnati (75 percent) Cleveland (62 percent) Columbus (57 percent) (% increase in number of job postings for the 12 months ended February 1, 2011, compared with the same period a year ago)

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Other fast-growth regions for IT jobs:

Seattle (54 percent) Pittsburgh (45 percent) Miami (43 percent) Jacksonville (41 percent) Chicago (40 percent) Silicon Valley (40 percent) (% increase in number of job postings for the 12 months ended February 1, 2011, compared with the same period a year ago)

Other fast-growth regions for IT jobs:

8,538

8,538 is the number of tech jobs posted in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore region as of February 1, 2011, establishing the area as tops overall for IT opportunities.

8,538

Other biggest metro areas:

New York/New Jersey (8,454) Silicon Valley (4,792) Chicago (3,236) (number of tech jobs posted as of February 1, 2011)

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