Robert Half Technology surveyed 2,800 IT technology leaders in the U.S. to learn more about their hiring plans, what skills are in urgent demand for their teams and their top priorities for the first half of 2019.
Overall, the research revealed that it’s still a challenge to find skilled technology professionals: Not only did IT leaders say they plan to expand their full-time teams, but the majority are also incorporating the specialized skills of project professionals into their staffing strategies.
Companies struggling to keep talent on board are making investments in their existing teams by offering training and upskilling opportunities. Tech leaders in our survey say cloud computing and security are the top areas they are focusing on when it comes to training.
Offering training for those particular skill sets is perhaps no surprise because the top priorities for IT leaders in our survey include maintaining IT systems security, investing in new technology and focusing on innovation to help grow business and cloud projects.
Technology hiring trends, by city
See the infographics for 28 cities to find out more about technology hiring plans for the first half of 2019.
- Dallas-Ft. Worth
- Des Moines
- Los Angeles
- Miami-Fort Lauderdale
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
- New York
- Salt Lake City
- San Diego
- San Francisco Bay Area
- St. Louis
- Washington, DC