Careers Slideshow: IT Staffing Trends for 2010

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 10-30-2009

IT Staffing Trends for 2010

Approximately 47% of IT leaders reported their IT staffing budgets remained the same between this year and last year, while 46% say these staffing budgets will stay the same between 2009 and 2010.

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Around 34% of CIOs said their staffing dollars were increased in 2009 and 45% say they'll have more money to spend on staffers in 2010.

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This year 19% of CIOs were forced to spend less on salaries and such. That percentage dips down to just 9% of CIOs who project the same fate in 2010.

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CIOs believe that their internal executive leadership doesn't understand the issues surrounding IT-specific human resources.

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Asked to rank the biggest personnel-related IT issue they'd like non-IT leaders to understand, CIOs responded thusly:32% most wanted leaders to know motivation of IT workers was important 14% believed hiring concerns needed to be better conveyed 14% rated outsourcing as a top concern 27% ranked retention of IT staff as the highest priority 13% want non-IT to know about issues related to education and training of IT workers

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Turnover dropped quite a bit in 2009. CIOs reported a 6.90% average turnover rate this year. That compares to a 8.40% average in 2008, a 8.13% average in 2007 and a 7.20% average in 2006.

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CIOs spend the most of their HR-focused time developing interpersonal skills among staffers, devoting 45% of HR activities on this crucial element.

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An additional 35% of HR efforts are dedicated to developing staffers' business skills.

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Approximately 8% of HR activities are for developing technical skills.

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An additional 7% of time is spent on retaining staff and 5% on recruiting new staff.

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