Second Quarter Looks Bright for Data Center Jobs

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Mar 12, 2010

The latest staffing report from Robert Half Technology forecasts an upswing in hiring in the second quarter. CIO Update reports on the skills most in demand.

A recent survey finds most CIOs optimistic about staffing for data center jobs next quarter, particularly for positions that employ networking, database and security skills.

Chief information officers (CIOs) expect an uptick in IT staffing in the second quarter, according to the latest Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. Nine percent of technology executives plan to hire additional IT staff and 4 percent anticipate personnel reductions. The net 5 percent increase is up two points from the first quarter's forecast and three points higher than the year-ago projection.

"Executives are showing early signs of optimism in their business and hiring outlook," said Dave Willmer, executive director of Robert Half Technology. "Recruiting efforts are focused in areas such as networking and desktop support, which help keep hardware and software running effectively, and facilitate the implementation of new technologies."

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