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IT Hiring Forecast Heats Up

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-14-2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    47% of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees for the second half of 2014, up from 44% this time last year.
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    IT Increases Its Hires

    59% of IT industry employers plan to hire full-time, permanent workers in IT, up from 51% this time last year. That's 2% more than financial services, the second-highest industry for hiring.
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    11% of employers plan to create new roles over the next six months to serve their social media needs.
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    Hot Tech Niches: Going Mobile
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    Hot Tech Niches: Going Mobile

    11% plan to create new roles over the next six months to expand mobile technology capabilities.
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    Hot Tech Niches: Virtual Presence
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    Hot Tech Niches: Virtual Presence

    10% will establish new positions to support cloud strategies.
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    Hot Tech Niches: Content Is Still King
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    Hot Tech Niches: Content Is Still King

    9% will launch new roles to strengthen their content strategies for the Web.
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    Hot Tech Niches: Big Responsibility

    9% will create new positions to better manage and interpret big data.
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    Hot Tech Niches: A Protected State

    8% will establish new roles to support cyber-security.
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    8% will launch new roles to improve search technology capabilities.
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    8% will create new positions in respond to the demand for health informatics technologies.
 

CIOs and other managers are planning on boosting overall staff size for the second half of 2014, with IT emerging as the hottest sector for increased headcount, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. In fact, the tech industry will expand hiring at a significantly higher rate than it did this time last year, outpacing financial services, health-care and other in-demand sectors. And a notable percentage of organizations are even creating brand-new positions to better support specific IT niches. Overall, prospects for strong growth remain strong, as 31 percent of U.S. hirers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in the third quarter. The results reflect a general state of assuredness on the part of employers compared to last year, when organizations were somewhat irresolute about adding more staff, according to Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of "The Talent Equation." "Back then, employers anticipated a spike in temporary employment in the second half of the year while permanent employment was to remain flat," Ferguson says. "The 2014 mid-year forecast shows employers are expecting forward movement in all categories of hiring. Jobs will also be added in a variety of areas, heavily favoring job seekers with expertise in technology … and other specialized fields." Nearly 2,200 U.S. hiring managers and HR professionals participated in the research. For more about the CareerBuilder survey, click here.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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