IT Management Slideshow: IT Hiring: 4Q 2010 to Bring Decline?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-14-2010

IT Hiring: 4Q 2010 to Bring Decline?

9 percent of CIOs plan to add IT staff before the end of the year.

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6 percent of CIOs foresee IT staffing cutbacks before the end of the year.

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The "half empty" take:The resulting net 3 percent increase in projected hiring represents a decline of 3 percent from the 3Q 2010 forecast.

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The "half full" perspective:This net 3 percent increase in projected hiring represents an increase of 3 percent compared with the same period in 2009.

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84 percent of CIOs are at least "somewhat confident" in their companies' 4Q 2010 growth prospects, up 3 percent from 3Q 2010.

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37 percent of CIOs are "very confident" in their companies' 4Q 2010 growth prospects.

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45 percent of CIOs are optimistic about the likelihood that their organization will invest in IT projects in 4Q 2010.

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21 percent of CIOs cite jobs requiring networking skills as the most difficult to fill - the highest percentage among the "most challenging to fill" skills listed.

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13 percent of CIOs cite jobs requiring information security and help desk/tech support as the most challenging to fill.

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60 percent of CIOs say network administration is a needed tech skill within their departments - the top "in demand" skill category in the survey.

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54 percent of CIOs say database management is a top in-demand tech skill needed in their departments.

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51 percent of CIOs say Windows administration (Server 2000/2003/2008) and desktop support are top in-demand tech skills needed within their departments.

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The top U.S. region for hiring?The South Atlantic, where 13 percent of CIOs plan to hire by year's end, and only 4 percent plan reductions.

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The top industry sector for hiring?Transportation: 9 percent of these CIOs plan to expand IT departments before the end of the year and just 1 percent anticipate cutbacks.

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