The Dice report found 8,669 open IT knowledge positions located in the nation’s largest city.
3Business in the IT World is Booming
The number of available tech jobs in the United States stood at 83,086 as of May 1, 2013, according to the Dice report.
4Life on the Cusp of the Dot.com Bust
From the turn of the millennium to the next year, the Department of Education tallied 50,365 computer and information sciences degrees awarded, according to the Dice report.
5Post-Boom Peak for New Grads
In the 10 years covered in the study, the period between 2003 and 2004 resulted in the highest number of computer and information sciences degrees, at 59,488.
6The Country Faces a Changing Talent Pool
After peaking in 2004, the number of computer and information science grads plunged to 38,000 in 2009. But that figure jumped 4 percent between 2009 and 2010, and another 9 percent to more than 43,000 bachelor’s degrees the year after that.
7The Nation’s Capital Is a Hot Spot for High-Tech
The Washington, D.C./Baltimore metro area landed in second place with 7,045 available tech-based jobs.
8Tech Companies Need Full-Time Help
Out of the more than 83,000 tech jobs available in the U.S., 59 percent—48,643 positions—were full time.
9Study Reveals a Large Market for Contract Work
Contract-based positions were close behind full-time jobs as the most required type of employment, with 37,170 positions listed as of May 1.
10Silicon Valley Places Third for IT Job Opportunities
The center of the IT universe actually lags behind New York and Washington for IT job opportunities, with 5,291 positions available.
11The Windy City Blows in IT Personnel
Chicago placed fourth on Dice’s list of the top markets for IT job opportunities, listing 3,875 open positions, up 3 percent since the last report.