Indianapolis CIOs Revleal Hiring Plans for Second Half of 2016

Robert Half Technology Survey Shows More Companies Planning to Expand IT Teams

Twenty-seven percent of Indianapolis-area technology executives surveyed recently expect to expand their IT teams in the second half of 2016, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. This is a 15-point increase from the previous six months and a 6-point increase from a year ago. In addition, 59 percent plan to hire only for open IT roles, 11 percent plan to put hiring plans on hold, and 3 percent expect to reduce their IT staffing levels in the last six months of the year.


Indianapolis IT Hiring Forecast*

July–Dec. 2016



July–Dec. 2015

CIOs adding more staff to IT departments




CIOs planning to hire only for open IT roles




CIOs who plan to put IT hiring plans on hold




CIOs who plan to reduce their IT staff




Don’t know future hiring plans




*Numbers may not total 100 percent due to rounding.

View an infographic of research highlights.


“The war for IT talent in Indianapolis continues to intensify as employers realize there are fewer qualified candidates and they must move quickly to secure top talent,” said Jill Crowe, Indianapolis regional vice president for Robert Half Technology. “Competition for tech professionals is especially fierce within the healthcare, financial services, and software and web development sectors. Employers seek professionals who have C#, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and SQL expertise, are independent thinkers, and have the ability to interface with clients and provide excellent customer service.”


Hiring forecasts are based on interviews with more than 2,500 CIOs from 25 major U.S. markets who were asked to provide a six-month hiring outlook.


Recruiting Challenges and Skills in Demand

Hiring challenges remain, as 71 percent of CIOs said it’s somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT professionals today. The skills in greatest demand within their organizations, according to respondents, include:

  • Desktop support (62 percent)

  • Network administration (60 percent)

  • Database management (59 percent)


About Robert Half Technology

With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of technology professionals for initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. Robert Half Technology offers online job search services at Visitors can also request a copy of the Robert Half Technology 2016 Salary Guide, which includes a wide range of IT job descriptions.


Survey Methodology

The survey was developed by Robert Half Technology and conducted by an independent research firm. To ensure that companies from all segments were represented in the study, the sample was stratified by number of employees. The results were weighted to reflect the appropriate employee population in the United States. The margin of error is +/-1.6 percent at the 90 percent confidence level. Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis and has been tracking IT hiring activity in the United States since 1995.

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