How We Selected the Job Hot Spots
To select the three U.S. regions featured in eWeek's IT job hot-spots package, we took into account a variety of data and mixed it with economic and industry insights from experts.To select the three U.S. regions featured in eWeeks IT job hot-spots package, we took into account a variety of data and mixed it with economic and industry insights from experts. The first set of data we looked at was the volume of IT-oriented jobs posted on online job boards Dice.com and Monster.com for geographic areas. For August, the top tech metro areas, based on jobs posted on Dice.com, were Silicon Valley, Calif., (6,009); New York (4,731); Los Angeles (2,648); Washington (1,985); and Philadelphia (1,464). For September, they were: Silicon Valley (5,199), New York (4,594), Los Angeles (2,480), Washington (2,004) and Philadelphia (1,388). For last month, they were New York (4,429), Silicon Valley (3,901), Los Angeles (2,438), Washington (1,936) and Philadelphia (1,382).
We also looked at top locations for IT and software job postings on Monster.com as of Oct. 24, which were, from most jobs to least: 1. New York; 2. Los Angeles; 3. Chicago; 4. Boston; 5. Dallas; 6. Washington; 7. northern New Jersey; 8. Seattle; 9. Philadelphia; 10. Atlanta; 11. Orange County, Calif.; 12. central New Jersey; 13. St. Louis; 14. Baltimore; 15. Silicon Valley/San Jose, Calif.; 16. Detroit.