IT Hiring to Rise, Survey Finds

Technology executives expect information technology hiring to continue in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report.

In the latest quarterly survey, 12 percent of chief information officers said they plan to expand their IT departments and 6 percent expect cutbacks, for a net 6 percent projected increase in hiring activity, according to Robert Half Technology, a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis. This is up two points from the previous quarter’s projections.

“CIOs are optimistic but are being careful not to overload their teams with too many projects, given the challenging recruiting environment,” says John Reed, executive director of Robert Half Technology. “Right now, companies are focused on the ‘need-to-have’ projects that can enhance security, streamline processes or generate revenue.”

The IT Hiring Index and Skills Report is based on telephone interviews with more than 1,400 CIOs from companies across the United States with 100 or more employees. Executives are asked whether their companies plan to increase or decrease the number of full-time IT personnel on their staff during the coming quarter. The survey is conducted by an independent research firm and developed by Robert Half Technology.

To read a press release about the survey, click here.

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