Wednesday, January 02, 2008

CIOs plan to add IT staff in the Q108

“IT staffing is expected to remain solid heading into 2008”

In the latest polling from staffing firm Robert Half Technology (RHT), 13% of CIOs said they plan to add IT staff in the first quarter of 2008, while 3% intend to cut staff. The 10% net hiring increase trailed expectations from last quarter, when 12 % of CIOs planned to increase staff. Business growth was cited as the chief reason for adding staff (27%), followed by customer and end-user support (20%) and managing systems upgrades (19%).
The overwhelming majority -- 82% -- intend to maintain the status quo, with no plans to hire in the next three months.

Skills in demand

74% of CIOs say Windows administration is the most sought-after skill.
70% of CIOs and vendors are looking for staff members with networking skills.
59% of CIOs need Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server expertise.
54% of CIOs need staff members with firewall administration skills


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