Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-11-2013

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Things Are Looking Up  Within the next 60 days, 82% of companies are either very or extremely likely to be looking for qualified IT job candidates.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

It's All About Staff Increases  Sixty percent of companies looking to hire in the next 60 days say their desire to add more employees is due to the need for additional staff.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Companies Are Also Expanding  Another bit of bright news: 45% of businesses say that company expansion is driving their desire to increase their IT staff.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Hiring Aligns With Business Goals  The chief business goal for companies seeking to hire IT pros is to deploy new applications across the office, according to 72% of respondents.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Database Is Another Key Area  Database analysis and development is a major concern for 58% of companies looking to hire new IT professionals.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Will Companies Find the Right Talent?  Surprisingly, just 49% of companies are confident that they will find the right people to fill IT jobs in their firms.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Finding the Right People  The biggest challenge to finding the right people is the skills gap, with 70% of companies saying that the number of qualified candidates simply isn't as high as it could be.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Seeking Specialized Skills  Although it's easy to say that employees aren't getting it right, the fact is 52% of employers require specialized abilities that many IT professionals don't possess.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

It's All About the Money  Although more jobs are available to IT pros, there's one problem: 52% of companies are unable to attract talent because of candidates' desire for higher compensation.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

The Pool of Workers Is Smaller  Another interesting finding: 53% of employers say that fewer IT professionals than they would like are searching for jobs in the U.S.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Outsourcing Remains a Concern  Outsourcing is a bad word among IT professionals, and perhaps that's for a good reason: 48% of companies believe that IT jobs need to continue to be outsourced to other countries.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise

The Best Job Markets for IT?  Look no further than New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston.

Demand for IT Pros Is On the Rise