I've reported that raises are expected to make a comeback in 2011 as the economy improves because, frankly, employees are really tired of doing more with less.
An IT salary survey by staffing agency Bluewolf bears that out. You can get a free copy here. The New York-based agency based its report on data from previous placements to make projections for 2011. The report contains two sets of salary projections, one for "Tri-state and Bay Area"-that's (New York, Connecticut, New Jersey); a spokesman told me they're virtually identical to those in Silicon Valley-and another for Philadelphia, which are a tad lower for some skills. (Philadelphia, by the way, was listed among the top metro areas for tech jobs, according to Dice.com's February report.)
Among the Bluewolf report highlights:
InfoWorld breaks out a lot more numbers here, but they're from the "Tri-state and Bay Area" lists. You can compare them to the numbers by IT metrics site Computer Economics, which predicts the typical IT worker this year will receive a raise of 2.3 percent.
2011 is the time for CIOs to innovate and position themselves for the future. It's time to look beyond cost-cutting measures and recognize the need for value-adding productivity. Shift from managing resources to managing results.