Miami CIOs Reveal Hiring Plans For Second Half Of 2014 - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Miami CIOs Reveal Hiring Plans For Second Half Of 2014

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE Robert Half Technology

Robert Half Technology Survey Finds Continued IT Hiring Through Year-End

MIAMI, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Miami shows that 16 percent of Miami-area chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plan to expand their IT teams in the second half of 2014. This is up three points from the previous six-month period's projections (January – June 2014). Another 72 percent plan to hire only for open IT roles, 9 percent plan to put hiring plans on hold, and 2 percent expect to reduce their IT staff in the second half of the year.                                                


Miami IT Hiring Forecast

Jan. – June

July – Dec.


2014

2014*

CIOs adding more staff to IT departments

13%

16%

CIOs planning to hire only for open IT roles

65%

72%

CIOs who plan to put IT hiring plans on hold

15%

9%

CIOs who plan to reduce their IT staff

4%

2%

Don't know future hiring plans

3%

0%

*Numbers do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

"Mobile applications developers and network engineers remain in high demand in the Miami area," said Matt Bourdeau, Miami regional vice president of Robert Half Technology. "We are also seeing opportunity for skilled IT professionals in the financial services and healthcare sectors, particularly with business incubators that are looking for an array of IT talent."

The 2014 hiring projections are based on interviews with 100 CIOs who were asked to provide a six-month hiring outlook. The surveys were developed by Robert Half Technology and conducted by an independent research firm. In order to ensure that companies from all segments were represented, the sample was stratified by number of employees. The results were then weighted to reflect the proper number of employees in the greater metropolitan Miami area. Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis and has been tracking IT hiring activity in the United States since 1995.

Recruiting Challenges
In terms of recruiting, 59 percent of Miami CIOs said it's somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT professionals today. It is most challenging to find skilled talent in the functional areas of security (17 percent), applications development (14 percent), networking (13 percent) and database management (13 percent).

Confidence in Business Growth and IT Investments
The survey results suggest that Miami CIOs are optimistic about their companies' growth and IT investments. Ninety-one percent of CIOs reported being somewhat or very confident in their companies' prospects for growth in the second half of 2014. This compares to 85 percent in the first half of the year.

Sixty-eight percent of CIOs also said they are confident that their firms will invest in IT projects in the second half of 2014. This compares to 65 percent in the first six months of the year.

Skills in Demand
Fifty-seven percent of Miami technology executives surveyed said that network administration is among the skill sets in greatest demand within their IT departments. Windows administration and desktop support followed, with 54 percent and 52 percent of the response, respectively.

About Robert Half Technology
With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of technology professionals for initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. Robert Half Technology offers online job search services at rht.com. Follow Robert Half Technology at twitter.com/RobertHalfTech or visit our technology blog at blog.rht.com.

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.