IT Staffing Is on the Rise for 2015

IT Staffing Is on the Rise for 2015

Ramping UpRamping Up

19% of the CIOs surveyed plan to increase IT department staffing for the first half of 2015, up from 14% who planned to increase staffing six months ago. Just 3% intend to reduce staffing.

Holding PatternHolding Pattern

68% plan to fill vacant IT roles, which is down from 76% six months ago.

Expansion OptimismExpansion Optimism

89% of the CIOs are “somewhat” or “very” confident about their company’s growth prospects for the first half of 2015, about the same as six months ago.

Well-Funded, Part IWell-Funded, Part I

24% expect that their IT budgets will increase in 2015. (This is the first time CIOs were asked about IT budgets for this survey, so there is no comparison data.)

Well-Funded, Part IIWell-Funded, Part II

Nearly three-quarters of those forecasting IT budget increases expect that it will increase by up to 20%, and about one in ten said the increase will fall between 21% and 30%.

Skill SearchSkill Search

67% of the respondents said it’s “somewhat” or “very” challenging to find skilled IT professionals, up from 61% six months ago.

Most Difficult IT Positions to FillMost Difficult IT Positions to Fill

Software development: 20%, Security: 15%, Networking: 14%

Top In-Demand IT SkillsTop In-Demand IT Skills

Network administration: 63%, Desktop support: 61%, Windows admin: 57%

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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