IT job Market spotty while overall job market is flat
IT job Market spotty with the overall hiring of IT Pros falling behind the rate of growth in the prior 3 years.
With the YTD rate being slower, the two hurricanes, and growth of 11,400 in September of last year the prospects for IT Pros are not all that great.
Sure companies involved in the rebuilding processes in Texas and Florida will do well. However, we do not think this will translate into new IT jobs. Rather we believe that CIOs and CFO will continue to put the breaks on increased IT spending.
From our analysis of current hiring prospects, we see that hiring for all levels of management in IT is projected to be down for several quarters. Consultants and contractor use will be flat. The only bright spot will be in the programming and systems analysis staff levels.