IT Management: Houston, Washington, D.C., Top List of Hot Cities for IT Jobs

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-05-19 Print this article Print


The city is home to many large companies in the technology and health care sectors that have chosen it as an operations center due to its low cost of living and access to a strong IT labor force.
As the U.S. economy continues to improve, companies have started to reinvest in new IT projects and technologies in an effort to remain competitive. Consequently, these organizations are beginning to staff up, meaning the war for qualified IT administrator and manager talent is on the rise. Modis, a provider of information technology staffing, identified a list of the top seven cities across the country to find IT jobs today, with Houston ranking as the best place to land an IT position. Modis based the list of top cities on internal data, taking into account factors such as the number of job openings over the past quarter, growing industries in the area and the intensity of the war for talent in these regions. Houston claimed the top spot to find an IT job in large part due to its position as a key hub for numerous global organizations-many of which are now rebounding from the recession and benefiting from increased IT budgets. Demand is high for a variety of IT jobs—from systems administrators to business analysts to mobile application developers. Here, eWEEK looks at the seven best cities to get a new or better IT job.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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