Careers Slideshow: IT job hiring forecast

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-28-2010

IT job hiring forecast

78 percent of HR managers/tech recruiters say they plan to hire tech talent over the next six months.

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Only 9 percent aren't planning to hire over the next six months. The remaining 13 percent of hirers are TBD.

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76 percent of HR managers are confident their company's performance will improve over the next six months.

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43 percent say they plan to fill at least 11 tech positions over the next six months.

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7 percent say they plan to fill more than 50 positions over the next six months.

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Top IT niches in demandApplications (76 percent), infrastructure needs (58 percent), project management (53 percent)

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Other areas of needBusiness analysis (42 percent), telecom (17 percent), ERP (16 percent)

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Top three resources for recruiting IT prosJob boards (87 percent), referrals (81 percent), social media (59 percent)

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Only 15 percent of IT hirers use newspaper classifieds.

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What traits get you the job?Type of work experience (94 percent), personality/cultural fit (68 percent); years of work experience (68 percent), education (52 percent)

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Only 11 percent of those surveyed indicate that an advanced degree is important.

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