“The jobs picture for IT pros is trending up with the moving average showing looking favorable. The number of jobs added in the last 12 months was 59,400 and that seems to be rather anemic for the high-tech business environment that we are in,” said Janco Associates CEO Victor Janulaitis.
In a continuing survey of CIOs, Janco has found that many are cautious about overall hiring improvements in 2013.
Of the survey of 99 U.S.-based CIOs in November, Janulaitis said, “Many are looking to a more unsettled future with the looming tax increases, unsure economic future, and unstable world political situation. CIOs are keeping their current overall FTE (full-time equivalent) headcounts level to slightly down and are looking to eliminate consultants and contractors along with any marginal activities their own staffs are working on.”
He added, “Few CIO’s are looking to hire within the next 3 months. These CIOs are looking for particular sets of skills to meet the demands of mobile computing and towards implementation processes which will support users to use their own personal devices—BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)—to minimize capital expenditures and improve ROI.
This story originally appeared at Insurance Networking News.
Justin Stephani is assistant editor at Insurance Networking News.