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Robert Half Technology Survey Sheds Light on Technology Hiring Trends

CINCINNATI, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen percent of Cincinnati-area technology executives recently surveyed expect to expand their IT teams in the second half of 2014, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. This compares to 16 percent in the previous six-month period (January – June 2014). In addition, 78 percent plan to hire only for open IT roles, 6 percent plan to put hiring plans on hold, and none expects to reduce their IT staff in the last six months of the year.

In the same survey, 97 percent of Cincinnati-area chief information officers (CIOs) said they are optimistic about their companies' prospects for growth in the second half of 2014, and 60 percent feel confident in their firms' plans to invest in IT projects.

Cincinnati IT Hiring Forecast

Jan. – June

 July – Dec.

CIOs adding more staff to IT departments



CIOs planning to hire only for open IT roles



CIOs who plan to put IT hiring plans on hold



CIOs who plan to reduce their IT staff



Don't know future hiring plans



*Numbers do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

"We're seeing an increase in demand for web development and project management roles, especially within the financial and manufacturing sectors," said Jason Miller, Cincinnati branch manager of Robert Half Technology. "Employers are becoming more aware of the need to accelerate the hiring process and pay competitively to secure top tech 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 Cincinnati 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, 65 percent of Cincinnati 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 applications development (20 percent), networking (19 percent) and software development (12 percent).

Confidence in Business Growth and IT Investments
The survey results suggest that Cincinnati CIOs are optimistic about their companies' growth and IT investments. Ninety-seven percent of CIOs reported being somewhat or very confident in their companies' prospects for growth in the second half of 2014. This compares to 89 percent in the first half of the year.

Sixty 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-nine percent of Cincinnati technology executives surveyed said that network administration is among the skill sets in greatest demand within their IT departments. Database management and Windows administration followed, with 55 percent and 45 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 Follow Robert Half Technology at or visit our technology blog at

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