The need for quality IT talent is on the rise, and for the first time in many years, a majority of organizations are looking to hire new professionals. That is what a new report from research firm Computer Economics found.
The survey of 200 mid-to-large sized companies found that 52 percent plan to hire full-time IT staff in 2014. Only 17 percent plan to decrease staff, while 31 percent will make no change. By comparison, that percentage of companies actively looking to hire has been lower in each of the previous three years. In 2013, 44 percent wanted to add staff, 40 percent were in the same boat in 2012 and 33 percent in 2011.
John Longwell, Computer Economic's vice president of research, was interviewed by Computerworld about the study and said that this increase in hiring signifies that company decision makers are feeling confident about the future.
According to the article, the study backs other recent hiring trends. Foote Partners reported that 15,600 IT jobs were added in May after the previous three months experienced an increase of only 38,100 combined.
"The good news is that lately we've noticed more IT hiring across many industries, not just the IT services firms," David Foote, chief analyst at Foote Partners, said in his report.
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