With technology becoming a more crucial part of daily operations, companies are facing growing pressure to identify and recruit the impactful talent that is needed to meet corporate challenges.
Recently, Computer Economics released its 25th annual IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study. It examines more than 200 IT organizations from across the U.S. and Canada.
The results show that more than half of IT companies are planning to increase technology staffing in 2014. This is a growing sign of a turnaround from the recession.The most positive number in this year's report and is the median, where IT staff headcount will rise 1 percent. This is significant because it has been stagnant since 2007. The financial and health care sectors are leading when it comes to highest rise in IT staff headcount.
"The hiring is primarily concentrated in larger organizations, as it has been," Frank Scavo, president of Computer Economics, told the news source. "But the rise in the median is a good sign that the recovery is broadening its base to include more midsize companies and additional sectors."
The study also found that overall IT operational spending growth has stalled out at 0.0 percent growth rate in budgets at the median.
Having properly skilled professionals in place is crucial for organizations that are looking to adopt the latest systems. Many organizations turn to the VAR/MSP market for the necessary skill sets current solutions require. VAR Staffing helps IT solution providers identify and recruit the impactful talent to deliver these cloud solutions.