Tech Hiring Expected to Climb Again in 2013

January 2, 2013

With the new year on the horizon, it appears that many companies' resolutions include hiring more tech professionals. A recent Dice survey revealed that 64 percent of hiring managers and recruiters expect IT jobs to increase over the next six months.

"Tempered optimism. That's how I'd describe the state of technology recruiting as we move into the New Year," said Alice Hill, managing director at

The first three months should be especially prosperous for tech workers, according to a separate survey by Robert Half Technology. The study found that 9 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) will either maintain or increase their current IT staffing levels during the first quarter of 2013. Only 8 percent of respondents anticipated they would have to cut staff.

"There will be good job opportunities and there will be hiring, but we're expecting steady, modest growth, not a snowball gaining speed into an avalanche," Hill said.

According to the Robert Half Technology report, nearly 90 percent of CIOs believe their companies will expand over the next three months, and 49 percent are confident that more of the budget will go toward IT.