The State of U.S. Tech Hiring

By June 21, 2019 at 9:00am

THE STATE OF U.S. TECH HIRING

Q3 and Q4 2019

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND:

1. Cybersecurity
2. Cloud security
3. Cloud computing
4. Cloud architecture
5. Business intelligence

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED …

67% plan to expand their teams.
29% plan to fill only vacant positions.
89% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area.
97% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth.

95% will bring on project-based IT employees. Below are the top reasons:

Consultants are part of our hiring strategy 59%
When there’s a sudden vacancy 56%
For especially busy times 46%
When a skill does not exist internally 39%
For unplanned, time-sensitive projects 39%

Multiple responses allowed.

TOP BUSINESS CONCERNS

1. Maintaining security of IT systems
2. Investing in new technologies
3. Cloud projects/initiatives; Innovation or helping grow the business*

*Denotes a tie

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of more than 2,800 IT decision makers in 28 major U.S. markets.

© 2019 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans

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