Why IT Hiring Remains in a State of Flux

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-12-2015 Email

While many CIOs and other tech leaders expect increases in their IT budgets, relatively few anticipate a boost in the number of full-time department staffers, according to the most recent "Reality Check" survey research from TEKsystems. Given the many hats that CIOs and their staffers wear these days—IT operations managers, innovators-in-residence, strategic vision collaborators—they're feeling somewhat stretched thin. And with tech advancements and business demands shifting so rapidly and unpredictably, IT is increasingly looking to fill in the gaps through the hiring of temps. Positions in demand include programmers/developers, cyber-security support and software engineers. With this, CIOs hope to effectively address pressing needs as related to cloud computing, business intelligence and mobility, among other hot tech niches. This way, IT can continue to earn high marks for its ability to satisfy business demands—an encouraging Reality Check trend. More than 300 CIOs and other IT execs took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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