Here’s What is Driving IT Hiring for Early 2017

Cloud implementations, network security, web development, and code migrations are the major DFW drivers.

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What are the job prospects in the technology sector in first six months of 2017 in Dallas-Fort Worth? According to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report, 16 percent of DFW technology executives said they expect to expand their IT teams in the first half of the year.

The report said that 72 percent of the executives plan to hire only for open IT positions, that 10 percent plan to put their hiring plans on hold, and that 2 percent expect to cut IT staffing levels in the fist half of 2017.

“We’re also attracting more talent to the area due to favorable tax offerings and a low cost of living, and that has incentivized more companies to move to the area.”
Nicole Sims

“Hiring during the first half of the year is typically strong as many companies are looking to get a jump on projects,” Nicole Sims, regional vice president for Robert Half Technology in Dallas-Fort Worth, said in a news release. “Cloud implementations, network security, web development, and code migrations are the major drivers of tech hiring locally. We’re also attracting more talent to the area due to favorable tax offerings and a low cost of living, and that has incentivized more companies to move to the area. We’re seeing a lot of positive movement in the professional services, healthcare, and financial services industries.”

The report also said that beyond hiring, tech leaders are focusing on maintaining the security of their IT systems, with 38 percent of them identifying that as their top-of-mind concern for the first six months of the coming year.

Investing in new technologies trailed security with 21 percent of the response, according to a release.


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