IT Jobs Outlook Healthy Despite Some Pain Points in Q1

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2014-04-14

The employment outlook for IT professionals remains robust, yet companies are cautious about adding tech workers. Fewer gains in IT hiring occurred than expected in the first quarter, with a little more than a third of IT leaders indicating that hiring full-time and contingent IT workers increased, a study from TEKsystems finds. Yet the IT staffing and service firm reported that the majority of those surveyed think demand for IT pros will always outpace supply. Additionally, a new report from IT jobs and career site Dice found more employers are willing to step up to retain technology talent, staving off resignations. Dice's data suggests employers are working harder to keep existing tech employees and to attract new ones. Dice found 41 percent of hiring managers and recruiters surveyed reported an increase in counter-offers from existing employers, and 34 percent of respondents are seeing candidates turn down job offers. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at key data points from Dice and TEKsystems.

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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