IT Management Slideshow: IT Jobs: CIOs Emphasize Flexible Labor

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-25-2011

IT Jobs: CIOs Emphasize Flexible Labor

76% of respondents use "flex work" options -- such as contractual employees, temps and offshore talent -- to account for up to one quarter of their entire staff.

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84% of respondents are looking to increase or maintain their current use of "flex" labor.

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Nearly one-third of respondents say they will spend up to 25% of their entire IT budget this year on outsourced activity.

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45% of respondents expect to increase their outsourcing spending over the coming year.

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Top tech skills in demand (percent respondents):

Business analysis (35%)Enterprise architecture (34%)Project management (30%)Technical architecture (28%)Chan1ge management (22%)

Top tech skills in demand (percent respondents):

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39% of respondents expect to increase their use of multiple, specialized suppliers, instead of sticking with large-scale ones.

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36% of respondents say managing strategic relationships with third-party suppliers -- often from foreign counties -- has emerged as a top, key skill. Only 12% felt the same way last year.

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42% of respondents say that being skilled in business-change management is a top priority, up from 36% who said the same last year.

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83% of respondents say they find their jobs fulfilling, up from 72% who felt this way a year ago.

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Less than one-quarter of respondents hope to change jobs within the year.

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