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Sixty percent of employers who hire IT professionals plan to increase staff in the next 60 days, according to Monster Worldwide Inc.’s (NYSE: MWW) “Recruiting for IT Talent” survey of U.S. companies.
“The demand for IT expertise remains relatively stable with employers confident that they will look to fill these types of roles in the near-term,” said Jeffrey Quinn, vice president of Monster’s Global Insights.
Forty-nine percent of employers were confident in their ability to find the talent they need for all IT roles, but 70 percent of employers reported the number of qualified candidates available to fill all the opportunities as smaller than the total opportunities, creating increased competition for talent. Fifty-two percent of employers said many of these technical roles are increasingly defined by highly specific skills, further limiting the number of qualified candidates.
Top 10 occupations for IT jobs:
- Software developers, applications
- Web Developers
- Computer systems analysts
- Network and computer systems administrators
- Computer user support specialists
- Information technology project managers
- Computer programmers
- Software quality assurance engineers and testers
- Computer systems engineers/architects
- Database administrators
Top 10 markets for IT jobs:
- New York
- Washington D.C.
- Los Angeles
- Dallas-Fort Worth
- San Francisco
- San Jose
Monster surveyed 200 employers who expect to recruit IT talent in the next 12 months via an online survey. The IT-related survey ran from Jan. 17 to Feb. 5.