DETROIT — Detroit-area technology hiring is looking up for the second half of 2017, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report.
Twenty-three percent of CIOs say they plan to add full-time technology professionals to their teams, up seven points from December’s report. In addition to hiring plans, the report also highlights skills in demand, CIOs’ top concerns and factors contributing to local hiring growth.
DETROIT — IT jobs will apparently become a bit harder to come by in the year ahead.
Sixteen percent of Detroit-area technology executives plan to expand their IT staff in the first half of 2017, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. That’s down from 26 percent in the same survey six months ago, and 18 percent in the same survey a year ago.
DETROIT — Twenty percent of surveyed Detroit-area technology executives plan 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.
That’s down a bit from 23 percent in the previous six months, covering July to December 2015, but up from the year-earlier figure, 18 percent, covering January to June 2015.
The latest survey showed that only 1 percent of IT executives plan layoffs to reduce their IT staffs, unchanged from both six months and a year ago.
In the survey, another 58 percent said they will fill only open IT jobs, down from 61 percent six months ago and 71 percent a year ago.
“Detroit-area IT hiring is being driven by companies that are designing, developing, testing, customizing, maintaining and upgrading their internal applications to maintain efficient operations,” said Jeremy Brodsky, Detroit branch manager of Robert Half Technology. “In addition, software companies and managed service providers, as well as marketing and digital agencies, are often bringing in added technology staff to help them meet increased client demands. As the market becomes increasingly competitive for top tech talent, companies are fast-tracking hiring decisions and opting to invest in further on-the-job training in order to compete.”
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.
Hiring challenges still remain, as 57 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 (56 percent)
* Database management (53 percent)
* Network administration (51 percent)
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 plus or minus 1.6 percent at the 90 percent confidence level.
Nationally, 22 percent of IT executives plan to add staff in the first half of 2016, unchanged from the final six months of 2015 and up from 19 percent in the first half of 2015. Only 2 percent plan layoffs, unchanged from the final six months of 2015 and down from 3 percent in the first half of 2015.
Nationally, hot spot markets for IT hiring were Cincinnati, Charlotte, N.C., New York City and Boston.
DETROIT — The Detroit area’s chief information officers are ramping up hiring in their IT departments, according to the latest IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report released Friday by Robert Half Technology, the tech staffing firm.
Twenty-three percent of the Detroit area’s CIOs plan to add more staff to their IT departments between July and December, according to the survey. That’s up from 18 percent who said they planned to do so in the last survey, which covered January to June 2015, and 15 percent in the survey before that, which covered July to December 2014.
Another 61 percent said they planned to hire only for open IT jobs, down from 71 percent in the prior survey and 74 percent in the survey before that.
Only 1 percent said they plan to cut their IT staff, unchanged from the previous survey.
The other 15 percent said they either didn’t know their hiring plans or had put their hiring plans on hold.
DETROIT — It’s a good time to be an IT jobseeker in Detroit. How good? Well, how good does zero layoffs sound?
Eighty-nine percent of Detroit-area CIOs plan to hire IT professionals in the last half of 2014, either to expand or fill vacant positions, according to a new report from Robert Half Technology. That’s 9 percentage points higher than the survey result for the prior six months, when the figure was 80 percent.
And exactly zero CIOs plan layoffs in the second half of the year,
down from 3 percent a year earlier.