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Survey: IT Leads Q4 2013 Hiring Forecast And Hot Jobs List

Careerbuilder has their Q4 2013 U.S. Job Forecast (link to their PDF) focusing on full-time, permanent jobs.

Industries hiring more than the national average:

  • 36% Information Technology
  • 32% Financial Services
  • 30% Manufacturing

That IT leads on the survey should be no surprise to anyone.

More highlights from the survey:

Q3 2013 full time, permanent hiring:

  • 28% added (32% 2012)
  • 11% decreased (12% 2012)
  • 60% made no change
  • 1% were unsure (or what I like to call clueless)

Q4 2013

  • 25% adding (26% 2012)
  • 9% decreasing (9% 2012)
  • 61% no change
  • 5% unsure

So what does all this mean for those in IT and those outside of it?

More of the same.

If you are an IT pro you will continue to have folks like me calling and emailing you.

If you are hiring IT pros you will continue to talk about how hard it is to hire them.

Careerbuilder also has some IT industry occupation stats from Sologig.com and Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. (EMSI) showing the greatest job increase between 2010 and 2013:

  1. Software Developers, Applications
    • 11% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $43.34
  2. Software Developers, Systems Software
    • 12% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $47.64
  3. Computer Systems Analysts
    • 8% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $37.98
  4. Computer User Support Specialists
    • 7% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $22.54
  5. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    • 9% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $35.14
  6. Computer and Information Systems Managers
    • 7% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $58.11
  7. Computer Programmers
    • 6% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $35.30
  8. Web Developers
    • 11% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $27.84
  9. Database Administrators
    • 11% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $37.39
  10. Computer Network Support Specialists
    • 6% increase in jobs since 2010
    • Median hourly wage: $28,59

No… I don’t know how they ranked these as the Top 10.

And what do these numbers mean?

Again I would go with more of the same.

My usual disclaimer… these are national stats so the increase in jobs and median hourly wage will be impacted by the coasts. Use this as a trend and compare to other stats you are seeing.

I know this is not earth shattering news but I know a lot of folks are looking for statistics versus me just saying here’s what I am seeing.

By the way… these surveys are roughly what I am seeing in Minnesota.

 
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