Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-28-2013

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Jobs Aplenty  According to Dice’s job listings, 77,000 positions are currently available for IT professionals across the U.S. Of those, nearly 48,000 are full-time positions. And 33,000 are contract positions.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Remote Locations  Although telecommuting has long been a growing trend in the workplace, a surprisingly low number of jobs, 526, will allow IT professionals to work remotely.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Java Rules  For 2013, Dice found that Java/J2EE developers are in the highest demand.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Mobile Apps  Mobile developers are also in high demand due to a growing number of companies developing Android and iOS apps.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

.NET Developers  For years, developers who could work with .NET have appeared on the average employer’s wish list. 2013 is no different. In fact, .NET developers are the third-most-desired professionals on Dice.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Big Data, Big Demand In this age of big data, it’s no surprise that companies rank data analysts and analytics pros in fourth place on their list of most-wanted hires.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Mobile and Windows  Software developers remain in high demand. The specific types of software development aren’t always specified in Dice’s job listings, but they usually involve mobile and Windows.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Entry-Level Trouble  Dice didn’t just look at the most-desired employees. It also found that entry-level talent isn’t highly regarded among companies searching for IT pros this year.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Quality, Not Quantity  Although most companies value quality assurance, IT professionals specializing in that area will find few job openings.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Big Iron  Mainframe veterans might want to listen up: Jobs are drying up in the corporate world, but Dice believes that government agencies still require the skills of mainframe pros.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Support, What Support?  Support personnel were once a top priority. In 2013, however, it turns out that isn’t true. In fact, the field has reported a six percent unemployment rate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots

Admin Tasks  IT professionals capable of handling administrative tasks reside at the bottom of Dice’s list of most-wanted professionals. Folks who snag an administrative job should know Lotus Notes, Excel and SAP invoicing, Dice notes.

Now Hiring: IT's Haves and Have-Nots