Staffing in the technology landscape has become a challenge over the last few years as the demand for high quality talent is outpacing the supply. However, it is starting to look like the marketplace has turned a corner, with several months of continued IT job growth.
A recent article from the InfoWorld is reporting that 217,000 jobs were added in May. This puts the unemployment rate at 6.3 percent.
"The U.S. economy in general — and the IT job market in particular — has bounced back to levels more heartening than seen in quite some time," the article reads.
According to a recent IT jobs report from Janco Associates, 21,900 jobs were added to the IT channel from March through May of this year. The study also features results of a poll of 98 CIOs and found that a majority of them have no plans to make staffing changes for the next year. Of the smaller number that plan to add staff, it will be for senior and middle management tech positions, and not entry-level employees.
IT salaries were also on display in the study and it was found that technology roles offer pay higher than the national average. The report found that the average compensation for all grades of IT professionals is $79,289, and is up 1.21 percent over the previous year.
Even with the overall job market still a struggle, the technology landscape has remained one of the most promising areas for employment. VAR Staffing helps organizations identify and recruit the impactful talent that is needed to meet business challenges.