IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-18-2013

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

"YEEEES!"  54% of hirers and recruiters say that at least half of tech job candidates accept the first offer they get without negotiating about salary or hourly compensation.

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

Raising the Stakes  33% say they either frequently or "very frequently" raise their offer when a tech job candidate doesn't accept the initial salary or hourly rate offered.

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

Short List  Only 1% will never increase an offer once it's rejected.

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

Sweetened Pot  70% say that tech pros will average no less than a 5% increase over the original offer when they negotiate.

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

Work Opp  There are 83,610 available tech jobs, compared to 85,576 a year ago.

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

Full Fledged  49,878 are full-time positions, as opposed to 52,008 last year.

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

Hired Guns  36,712 of those jobs are contract positions, compared to 36,545 a year ago.

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

Phoning it in 580 are telecommute jobs, as opposed to 603 a year ago.

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers

Top Tech Metro Areas for IT Work
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New York: 8,511 job postings, 2. D.C./Baltimore: 7,073, 3. Silicon Valley: 5,240, 4. Chicago: 3,784, 5. Los Angeles: 3,301

IT Candidates Unlikely to Negotiate Salary Offers