It's not surprising to hear that the demand for IT professionals is growing across numerous markets. The most recent Dice technology staffing report supports this claim and shows that the IT channel will continue the trend of the last several years of being a driving force behind economic recovery.
The survey of nearly 1,000 IT Principals and tech hiring managers found that 73 percent plan to increase the number of technology pros during the final six months of 2013. This is an increase of 9 percent from the study that was conducted six months ago.
On top of that, high demand is starting to speed up the hiring process. Fifty-five percent of hiring managers reported that the length of time needed to find candidates with the required skills has either stayed the same or sped up.
"The biggest jumps in hiring intentions were from those with company headquarters in the Midwest, West and East, including the Northeast," Tom Silver, the SVP of Dice, said in the report. "Each market has its own unique story, but in the end, it's just a good job market for technology professionals."
With this demand, however, comes more savvy practices by IT employees. One thing tech employees are looking for is more money. Fifty-eight percent of hiring managers noted that when job offers were rejected, it was for reasons of substandard compensation. On top of that, 33 percent of current hiring managers said that more IT workers are voluntarily quitting and looking for new employment opportunities compared to last year.
With such levels of flux in IT channel hiring, more companies are turning toward experienced VARs and MSPs to answer tech challenges. VAR Staffing can provide Solution Providers with the impactful talent that will make them the go-to resource.