IT Jobs Remain Pocket of Strength, Optimism: Dice

1 - IT Jobs Remain Pocket of Strength, Optimism: Dice
2 - Demand for Technology Pros Increases
3 - Improvement in Economy Drives Hiring
4 - Time to Hire Falls, Even as Hiring Trajectory Rises
5 - Some See No Change in Time to Recruit
6 - Not So Scared to Jump Ship
7 - They’re Holding Out for Better Offers
8 - Full-Time, Contract Positions Make the Majority of Offers
9 - Pay Rates Factor Into Acceptance of Offers
10 - Northeast, West, and Midwestern Businesses Building Out
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IT Jobs Remain Pocket of Strength, Optimism: Dice

by Nathan Eddy

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Demand for Technology Pros Increases

The latest survey shows that 73 percent of hiring managers and recruiters plan to hire more technology pros during the second half of 2013 in comparison to the year's first six months.

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Improvement in Economy Drives Hiring

More than three in 10 respondents (31 percent) attributed their plans for increased hiring to the current economic climate in the U.S.

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Time to Hire Falls, Even as Hiring Trajectory Rises

Despite the upward trajectory in hiring, fewer hiring managers (46 percent) reported the time to recruit is lengthening—compared with 55 percent of respondents asked six months ago.

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Some See No Change in Time to Recruit

About a third (32 percent) of respondents said the amount of time to recruit was unchanged, and 22 percent said it had sped up from 2012.

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Not So Scared to Jump Ship

A third (33 percent) of corporate hiring managers said more tech pros are voluntarily quitting their positions in 2013, compared with last year.

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They’re Holding Out for Better Offers

Another indicator of an improving IT jobs market is the revelation that 32 percent of recruiters said more candidates are rejecting job offers than they were just six months ago.

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Full-Time, Contract Positions Make the Majority of Offers

About 45 percent of respondents said they were hiring more full-time and contract staff, while just 27 percent indicated using more staffing and 15 percent said part-time hiring was on the upswing.

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Pay Rates Factor Into Acceptance of Offers

When the initial job offer is declined, 30 percent of hiring managers said their offer was slightly lower (between 0 and 5 percent) than the candidates' expectations.

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Northeast, West, and Midwestern Businesses Building Out

Organizations with their company headquarters in the Midwest, West and East, including the Northeast, are recording the biggest jumps in hiring intentions.

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