State of IT 2015: Mid-Year Check-In

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Full-Time Hiring 

Full-time hiring expectations decelerate.

  • Forty percent of IT leaders expected increases in full-time hiring as they entered 2015. At the end of the first half of the year, this expectation has fallen significantly. At the end of March, 45 percent expected full-time hiring to increase, but at the end of June, just 28 percent agreed.
  • Heading into 2015, 50 percent of IT leaders expected full-time hiring to stay the same as 2014. Midway through the year, this group has grown. At the end of March, 46 percent expected hiring to remain the same, but 59 percent agreed by the end of June.
  • At the beginning of 2015, 10 percent of IT leaders expected decreases in full-time hiring. At the midpoint of the year, this group increased. While only 9 percent expected decreases at the end of March, 13 percent expect decreases as of the end of June.

Findings: Hiring expectations for full-time employees for the upcoming quarter decelerated. Compared to the original forecast, 12 percent of the IT leaders who originally anticipated increases shifted to "stay the same" (increasing 9 percent) and "decreases" (increasing 3 percent).

A fundamental shift has been taking place in IT departments across the country over the past several years. Today's IT department plays a far more significant role in an organization's bottom line than ever before, and must align itself to provide the services that will support the business and end users alike. Even with these increased demands, though, IT departments have been challenged with smaller budgets and staffing shortages.

With the economy continuing to show signs of improvement, we may be seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. 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 240 IT leaders (CIOs, IT VPs, IT directors and IT hiring managers) as of June 2015.

 

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