45% of IT leaders expect full-time hiring to increase in Q2 2015, a bump from 40% going into Q1 2015.
For Q2, 51% of IT leaders said contingency hiring will increase, a jump from 36% heading into 2015.
Just 46% of IT leaders expect full-time hiring to stay the same in Q2, a decrease from 50% for Q1.
By the end of March 2015, security (41%) had become the hardest IT spot to fill, moving from a ranking of fifth going into Q1.
The four positions seen as next hardest to fill for Q2 2015 include programmers and developers (40%), software engineers (34%), project managers (31%) and business intelligence professionals (29%).
According to IT leaders, jobs in social technology (4%), cloud (15%) and help desk/technical support (18%) were seen as the least hard to fill going into Q2.
Security (which moved from spot 5 to 1) and mobile (which moved from spot 11 to 8) had the most upward movement from Q1 to Q2 expectations in 2015.
For Q2, 43% of IT leaders expect their budgets to increase, compared with 45% for Q1.
Expectations for the two most significant areas in Q2 were security and business intelligence/big data, the same two areas in the top spots heading into 2015.
70% of IT leaders expressed confidence in their IT departments’ abilities to meet business needs going into Q2, compared to 71% going into Q1.