CIOs Taking Slow, Steady Hiring Approach

Steady Hiring

1-Growth NicheGrowth Niche

11% of CIOs say they’ll expand their IT teams in the fourth quarter of 2013, a percentage that’s about the same as was reported in the third quarter.

2-Standing PatStanding Pat

65% plan to hire only for open IT roles, compared to 56% for Q3.

3-Freeze FrameFreeze Frame

19% have put Q4 IT hiring plans on hold, as opposed to 26% in Q3.

4-RIF RaffRIF Raff

5% plan to reduce their IT staffing, about the same as Q3.


68% say it’s challenging to find skilled IT professionals today.

6-Most Challenging Tech Needs to FillMost Challenging Tech Needs to Fill

Network oversight: 19%, Data and database management: 13%, Help desk and tech support: 12%

7-The Power of Positive ThinkingThe Power of Positive Thinking

86% of CIOs are confident in their companies’ prospects for growth in Q4.

8-Acquisition PlanAcquisition Plan

64% say they’re confident that their organizations will invest in IT projects in Q4.

9-Biggest In-Demand IT SkillsBiggest In-Demand IT Skills

Desktop support: 54%, Network admin: 52%, Database management: 52%

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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