Full-time IT headcount on rise; Major upswing in contingent hiring.
Heading into 2015, 40 percent of IT leaders expected increases in full-time hiring. Heading into Q2 2015, the percentage of IT leaders who expect full-time hiring increases rose to 45 percent. Those who expect full-time hiring to stay the same decreased from 50 to 46 percent, while those who expect decreases in full-time hiring dropped from 10 to 9 percent.
Heading into 2015, 36 percent of IT leaders expected an increase in contingent hiring. Heading into Q2 2015, the percentage of IT leaders who expect contingent hiring increases jumped to 51 percent. Those who expect contingent hiring to stay the same decreased from 54 to 44 percent, while those who expect decreases in contingent hiring dropped from 10 to 5 percent.
Findings: Expectations for increases in hiring of full-time employees in Q2 increased 5 percent, mainly due to the 4 percent decrease in the percentage of IT leaders who expect full-time hiring to stay the same. The 15 percent gain in IT leaders who expect contingent hiring to increase in Q2 shifted from IT leaders who expected contingent hiring to stay the same (which dropped by 10 percent) and IT leaders who expected contingent hiring to decrease (which dropped from 10 to 5 percent).
TEKsystems, a leading provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services, recently released the results of its quarterly IT “Reality Check,” a survey that compares current market conditions on the state of spending, skill needs and impact areas originally reported in the company’s Annual IT Forecast released in December 2014. The most recent survey represents the views of more than 300 IT leaders (CIOs, IT VPs, IT directors, IT hiring managers) as of March 2015.
Overall, industry leader expectations and trends remained relatively consistent throughout Q1. The one exception was in hiring expectations. Both full-time and contingent hiring is expected to increase in Q2 of this year.
This slideshow features highlights from the survey.