Friday, 23 March 2012

How is IT going to perform in the second quarter?

Robert Half Technology has just released an IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, which gives us stats on what 1400 CIOs think IT is going to perform in the Q2. Some of the key findings are:

3 per cent increase in anticipated IT hiring activity, down from a 10 per cent increase projected in Q1.

Eighty-five per cent of CIOs intend to maintain their current staffing levels, up 15 points from the first quarter. 

Networking and IT security professionals are in greatest demand, according to the survey.

Sixty-five per cent of CIOs claim it's challenging to find skilled professionals today.

Eighty-seven per cent of CIOs are somewhat or very confident in their companies' growth prospects in Q2.

"Although hiring in the second quarter isn't expected to be as robust as it was at the beginning of the year, the trend remains positive. Those in hot specialties, such as networking and IT security, will continue to be in strong demand,"
said John Reed, executive director of Robert Half Technology.