Most IT hiring to come from digital businesses in 2015

Ever-increasing demand of mobile devices and wearables are driving more workloads in digital/tech sector

Most of IT hiring this year is expected to come from the digital and tech industry, as businesses increase their workloads and expand, according to Greythorn’s Hiring Manager Survey 2015.

The IT recruitment company surveyed more than 600 IT hiring managers and found that 48 per cent in the digital/tech sector plan to increase their headcount, with 38 per cent increasing their workload and 24 per cent expanding or acquiring other companies.

The ever-increasing demand of mobile devices and wearables are driving more workloads in this sector, the recruiter said.

Government, defence and public safety also plan to hire IT staff this year, with it rising 29 per cent year on year. Fifty-seven per cent need skills for specific project work and 29 per cent are experiencing increased workloads.

One industry that is not looking too good when it comes to IT hiring, however, is financial and insurance services, with 46 per cent of managers planning to decrease IT headcount and only 27 per cent plan to increase, the recruiter said.

Thirty-six per cent of businesses in this industry sector are ending projects, while 29 per cent are offshoring positions. For the businesses that do plan to hire, 54 per cent need IT staff for specific project work, with retail banks mostly leading mobile initiatives.

In education and training, 48 per cent plan to not hire or cut IT staff and 15 per cent may increase headcount for project specific work and expansion/acquisitions.

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