JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy continues to recover and organizations move forward on their hiring plans, 2013 looks encouraging for technology professionals open to new job opportunities. Modis, a leading provider of information technology staffing, has identified some of the top cities for IT jobs for this year. The cities selected were chosen based on job availability and trends seen through the Modis branch network across the United States.
Opportunities were available from coast to coast with traditional tech hubs like San Francisco and New York offering growth, but a surprising trend emerged as a number of Midwestern cities including Minneapolis, St. Louis and Omaha also showed an increase in jobs. This shift is likely due to organizations moving their operations to cities with a lower than average cost of living and an educated workforce.
As organizations continue to staff up their IT departments, some of the most in-demand positions include project managers, software developers and business analysts. Additionally, professionals with three to seven years of experience are also highly sought after as middle and upper management positions are filled. Job seekers looking for IT positions in the financial services industry will see increased demand in St. Louis, Minneapolis, Boston and New York, while Omaha and Raleigh feature opportunities within the biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
The full list of "Hot Cities for IT Jobs in 2013" is:
- San Francisco, CA (and surrounding Bay Area)
- Washington, DC
- Minneapolis, MN
- St. Louis, MO
- New York, NY
- Charlotte, NC
- Boston, MA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Denver, CO
- Raleigh, NC
- Omaha, NE
"It's very encouraging to see so many areas of opportunity across the country, particularly for those mid-level professionals that faced cutbacks during the recession," said Jack Cullen, president of Modis. "Now is the time for job seekers to take advantage of these areas of growth when deciding the next steps for their careers."
Modis is a global provider of information technology staffing services and the second largest in North America. As the most dynamic IT recruitment specialists in the world, Modis connects leading companies in virtually every industry with top IT professionals for both temporary and permanent assignments. With keen industry insight, tenacity and unmatched depth of expertise, Modis understands the world of IT and the people who practice it. It is this understanding that empowers Modis to help both clients and candidates make exceptional connections in today's complex world of technology. Modis is a true powerhouse in the field of IT staffing, offering the most expansive talent base, branch network and global reach available in today's workforce. For additional information, please visit www.modis.com.