IT hiring — CIOs have mixed feelings on

Fourteen percent of U.S. chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plan to expand their IT teams in the second quarter of 2013, according to a IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. In addition, 61 percent of CIOs said they will not be adding positions but will fill IT positions that open in the next three months. Twenty-two percent will not be hiring, even to fill an open position, and 2 percent expect to reduce their IT staffing levels.

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Q2 IT Hiring Forecast

  • 14% CIOs adding more staff to IT departments
  • 61% CIOs planning to hire only for open IT roles
  • 22% CIOs planning to put IT hiring plans on hold
  • 2% CIOs planning to reduce their IT staff

“We continue to see strong demand for IT workers as companies increase their investment in technology initiatives, including security, data mining and mobile,” said John Reed, senior executive director. “Companies are finding it most challenging to recruit technology professionals in specialties such as network administration and database management.”

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Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.