IT Management Slideshow: IT Hiring: CIOs Ready to Recruit in 2011

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-17-2010

11 percent

11 percent of respondents plan to add IT staff during Q1 2011.

11 percent

3 percent

Only 3 percent of respondents plan to reduce IT staff in Q1 2011.

3 percent

8 percent

That 8 percent difference between those who plan to hire and those who expect to reduce positions represents a 5-point improvement over Q4 2010.

8 percent

84 percentM

84 percent of respondents are at least "somewhat confident" in their companies' growth prospects for Q1 2011.

84 percentM

35 percent

35 percent of respondents are "very confident" in their companies' growth prospects.

35 percent

83 percent

83 percent of respondents say they're at least "somewhat optimistic" that their firms will invest in IT projects during Q1 2011.

83 percent

54 percent

54 percent of respondents say it's at least "somewhat challenging" to find skilled IT pros these days.

54 percent

Tech skills most in demand

(percent respondents)Network administration (65 percent)Windows administration (61 percent)Desktop support (59 percent)Database management (54 percent)

Tech skills most in demand

IT Hiring Hotspot?

Health service: 18 percent of respondents in this sector plan to hire in Q1 2011, and no measurable percentage foresees cutbacks.

IT Hiring Hotspot?

Professional services

13 percent of respondents in this job sector plan to hire in Q1 2011, and only 2 percent anticipate reductions.

Professional services