IT Management Slideshow: IT Hiring: CIOs Ready to Recruit in 2011By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 12-17-2010
11 percent of respondents plan to add IT staff during Q1 2011.
Only 3 percent of respondents plan to reduce IT staff in Q1 2011.
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.
84 percent of respondents are at least "somewhat confident" in their companies' growth prospects for Q1 2011.
35 percent of respondents are "very confident" in their companies' growth prospects.
83 percent of respondents say they're at least "somewhat optimistic" that their firms will invest in IT projects during Q1 2011.
54 percent of respondents say it's at least "somewhat challenging" to find skilled IT pros these days.
Tech skills most in demand
(percent respondents)Network administration (65 percent)Windows administration (61 percent)Desktop support (59 percent)Database management (54 percent)
IT Hiring Hotspot?
Health service: 18 percent of respondents in this sector plan to hire in Q1 2011, and no measurable percentage foresees cutbacks.
13 percent of respondents in this job sector plan to hire in Q1 2011, and only 2 percent anticipate reductions.