Chief information officers (CIOs) expect a modest uptick in IT hiring in the third quarter of 2006, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report.

The national poll includes responses from more than 1,400 CIOs from a stratified random sample of U.S. companies with 100 or more employees. It was conducted by an independent research firm and developed by Robert Half Technology, a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis. The company has been tracking IT hiring activity in the United States since 1995. For more information, please visit

Key Findings

Figure 1: Business growth is the primary motivation for adding IT staff, according to executives surveyed.

Figure 2: Windows administration (Server 2000/2003) is the hottest skill set within IT departments.

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