Information technology hiring is expected to increase in the first quarter as chief information officers are increasingly looking to add employees, according to a survey from Robert Half.
Robert Half said that 11 percent of CIOs plan to add IT workers in the first quarter. Meanwhile, 3 percent see cutbacks ahead. That 8 percent spread between hiring and cutbacks is up 5 points from the fourth quarter.
In addition, 84 percent of CIOS are at least a bit confident about their companies growth prospects, on par with the fourth quarter.
Other key details include:
- CIOs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas are most actively seeking workers.
- 54 percent of CIOs see hiring challenges in the first quarter.
- Network admins are the most in demand and have been that way for four quarters.
- Networking, security and software development positions are the three areas that CIOs say are most challenging to fill.
- The health services industry has the most IT jobs.