State of IT 2015: Mid-Year Check-In

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Contingent Hiring

Contingent hiring levels out.

  • Thirty-six percent of IT leaders expected increases in temporary hiring as they entered 2015. This number fell at the end of the first half of the year. At the end of March, 51 percent expected increases, but only 29 percent expect increases as of the end of June.
  • Heading into 2015, 54 percent of IT leaders expected temporary hiring to stay the same. Midway through the year, this number remains close to the original forecast. At the end of March, 44 percent expected hiring to remain the same, and at the end of June, 56 percent expect hiring to stay the same.
  • At the beginning of 2015, 10 percent of IT leaders expected temporary hiring to decrease. At the midpoint of the year, this figure increased. At the end of March, 5 percent expected decreases in contingent hiring, but by the end of June, this rose to 15 percent.

Findings: Hiring expectations for contingent workers leveled out by June 2015. Compared to the original forecast, 7 percentage points of IT leaders who originally anticipated increases shifted to "stay the same" (increasing 2 percent) and "decreases" (increasing 5 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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