6 Critical IT Hiring Trends to Watch in 2010

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6 Critical IT Hiring Trends to Watch in 2010

by Don E. Sears

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Do you anticipate hiring more professionals in the second half of 2010 than in the first half?

Yes, substantially more hiring in the second half: 20% Yes, slightly more hiring in the second half: 51% No: 29%

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What trend do you see in salaries for new hires?

May 2010 Nov. 2009 They are significantly higher than last year: 4% 1% They are slightly higher than last year: 26% 8% They are the same as last year: 43% 44% They are slightly less than last year: 23% 37% They are significantly less than last year: 4% 10%

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How many more professionals do you intend to hire in the second half of this year vs. the first half?

1 - 10% More: 36% 11 - 20% More: 30% 21 - 30% More: 23% 31 - 40% More: 4% 41 - 50% More: 4% More than 50%: 3%

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How likely do you think layoffs are in the next six months at your organization?

Very likely: 3% Likely: 11% Not Likely: 72% Don't know: 14%

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Do you believe that voluntary departures will increase at your company this year?

Yes: 44% No: 56%

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Should turnover increase, does your company have an external bench of talent that can be hired quickly for key positions?

Yes: 29% No: 71%

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