1IT Jobs Remain Pocket of Strength, Optimism: Dice
by Nathan Eddy
2Demand 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.
3Improvement 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.
4Time 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.
5Some 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.
6Not 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.
7They’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.
8Full-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.
9Pay 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.
10Northeast, 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.