IT Management Slideshow: IT Temp Work Skyrockets

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-28-2010

4.3 precent

4.3 percent is the unemployment rate for technology professionals. The overall national unemployment rate is 9.6 percent.

4.3 precent

400,000

400,000 temporary tech job positions have been created nationwide in the last 12 months.

400,000

Three years

Three years is the amount of time it took to build up the same number of temp jobs during the last economic recovery.

Three years

70,798

70,798 is the total number of tech jobs available on Dice.com as of Oct. 1, 2010, up 38 percent over the previous year.

70,798

Whats the position breakdown for those jobs?

Fulltime: 42,502 Contractual: 32,413 Part-time: 1,551

Whats the position breakdown for those jobs?

$61.56

$61.56 per hour is the national average IT contract rate.

$61.56

Approximately 50 percent

50 percent is the rate of growth for both full-time and contractual openings since the economy reached its low point in 2009.

Approximately 50 percent

No. 1 metro area for available tech jobs?

New York/New Jersey: 8,495 positions posted at Dice.com as of Oct. 1, up 32 percent from Oct 1, 2009.

No. 1 metro area for available tech jobs?

Other top cities for IT jobs(year-on-year percent increase):

Washington/Baltimore: 7,756 jobs (+ 13 percent)Silicon Valley: 4,567 jobs (+ 64 percent)Chicago: 3,069 jobs (+ 47 percent)Los Angeles: 2,791 jobs (+ 34 percent)Boston: 2,544 jobs (+ 39 percent)

Other top cities for IT jobs(year-on-year percent increase):

Top IT jobs in demand?

Java developersDatabase administratorsSpecialists in virtualizationExperienced project managers

Top IT jobs in demand?

Four hiring tips

1. Make sure the contractor understands the scope and work expectations before committing.

Four hiring tips

Four hiring tips

2. Research whether the contractor is accurately representing his or her skillset, experience.

Four hiring tips

Four hiring tips

3. Get a sense of whether the contractor will be able to work as a good team player with your staff.

Four hiring tips

Four hiring tips

4. Ensure that the contractor will take ownership of project duties.

Four hiring tips