Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 07-15-2013

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Hiring Is On the Rise  Looking ahead to the second half of 2013, 73% of hiring managers say their company plans to add more technology professionals.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

The Economy Is Coming Back  The uptick in hiring is due to the belief among 31% of hiring managers that the economy is turning around and it's once again time to invest heavily in IT.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

But Not Everyone Is So Sure  However, 22% of hiring managers think the economy might not be getting better, and that's limiting their desire to recruit more IT professionals.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Where Are You Going?  Despite the uncertain job market, 33% of hiring managers say they've had IT professionals voluntarily quit their jobs to test the job market.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

IT Pros Are Getting a Little Picky  Even more surprising, 32% of hiring managers have offered jobs to IT professionals, only to be turned down.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Pay Is Still a Deal Breaker  Among the hiring managers that had a job offer rejected, 30% say it was due to their company being unwilling to meet an IT professional's desired salary by between 0 and 5%.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

A Little Cheap, No?  Another 28% of hiring managers say that their offers were as much as 10% lower than what the IT professional had expected before turning down the deal.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Full-Timers In High Demand  Good news for IT professionals: 45% of hiring managers are planning to hire more full-time and contract staff than any other types.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Hiring Time Is On the Rise  Although the job pool might be somewhat strong, 46% of hiring managers say the time it takes to bring on new IT professionals is increasing.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals

Others Are Hiring More Quickly  Although it's not a huge number, 22% of hiring managers say they're more rapidly adding new employees. Another 32% say the hiring timeline hasn't changed.

Job Market Bodes Well for IT Professionals