CIO confidence upbeat but mixed
IT job market monthly growth increases from 9,800 jobs in January to 9,900 in June - 88,900 IT jobs added in the last 12 months…
The latest BLS data shows an increase in the rate of job creation for IT jobs; however, Janco's Mid-Year IT salary survey shows that IT salaries remain flat. The CEO of Janco Associates, Mr. Victor Janulaitis said, "Based on our interviews with over 96 CIOs in the last 30 days, we concluded that CIOs are not in a great hurry to hire new staff except to meet short term needs until they see a clear trend as to what is happening with the economy. 67% of the CIOs we interviewed do not see any real push to expand staffing over the next 12 months. "
On the positive side, there was a net increase of 9,900 IT jobs in June which brings the rate of increase back to where it was in January of this year. There was an improvement in computer systems design and related services of 7,300 jobs (versus 6,100 in May ); data processing and hosting related services 1,800 jobs added (versus 200 jobs in May); Telecommunications gained 700 jobs (and 700 in May); and other information services gained 100 jobs (versus 1,400 in May). The three month moving average points to an improved job market. The labor market participation rate rose slightly to 63.5%. There are 3,000,000 fewer individuals working than in 2007.
Health Care vs. Financial Services Job Growth
The health care job market continues to be a bright spot on the overall US labor market and is one area where IT Pros can go with the flow and find job opportunities. The implementation of Electronic Patient Records is one of the driving forces in the increased opportunities in this area. The chart below depicts the total labor market in this sector.