On Tuesday, Robert Half Technology released the results of a survey that showed 21% of US CIOs plan on adding more staff to their IT department and 63% plan on only filling open IT roles. The report forecast IT hiring trends in the second half of 2016.The data was collected from 2,500 phone interviews with CIOs. John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology, said that many organizations are getting the go-ahead on new technology projects, which is leading to more hires, but they are still running into problems.
"Technology leaders continue to struggle to find highly skilled talent in a market with low unemployment," Reed said. "They seek IT professionals with specialized skills, especially in the areas of cloud computing, data analytics, mobile strategies and cybersecurity."
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As hiring trends upward, there were six cities that emerged as hot spots for IT hiring:
- Minneapolis, Minnesota - 29%
- Indianapolis, Indiana - 27%
- Detroit, Michigan - 26%
- Raleigh, North Carolina - 24%
- Washington, D.C. - 23%
- Seattle, Washington - 22%
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Conner Forrest is a Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He covers enterprise technology and is interested in the convergence of tech and culture.