Raleigh CIOs Reveal Hiring Plans For First Half Of 2016

Robert Half Technology Survey Shows 18 Percent Anticipate Expanding IT Staff

16 Dec, 2015, 08:10 ET from Robert Half Technology

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen percent of Raleigh-area technology executives surveyed recently expect to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2016, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. This is a 5-point increase from both the previous six months and year ago. In addition, 64 percent plan to hire only for open IT roles, 14 percent plan to put hiring plans on hold, and 3 percent expect to reduce their IT staffing levels in the first six months of the year.

 

Raleigh IT Hiring Forecast*

Jan.–June

2015

July–Dec.

2015*

Jan.–June

2016*

CIOs adding more staff to IT departments

13%

13%

18%

CIOs planning to hire only for open IT roles

75%

74%

64%

CIOs who plan to put IT hiring plans on hold

5%

8%

14%

CIOs who plan to reduce their IT staff

5%

4%

3%

Don't know future hiring plans

2%

0%

0%

*Numbers may not total 100 percent due to rounding.

View an infographic of research highlights.

"Hiring within healthcare and technology companies, plus the arrival of new businesses, has created a strong hiring environment for IT in Raleigh," said Zane Sosna, Raleigh branch manager of Robert Half Technology. "Companies are aggressively bringing new talent on board and expanding their IT teams with software development, data visualization and security professionals."

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 & Skills in Demand
Hiring challenges still remain, as 55 percent of CIOs said it's somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT professionals today. They also revealed the skills in greatest demand within their organizations, which include:

  • Desktop support (58 percent)
  • Network administration (52 percent)
  • Windows administration (52 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 www.rht.com. 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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SOURCE Robert Half Technology



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