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IT hiring

1 - Full-Time Hiring on the UpswingFull-Time Hiring on the Upswing

45% of IT leaders expect full-time hiring to increase in Q2 2015, a bump from 40% going into Q1 2015.

2 - Similar Trend for Contingency HiringSimilar Trend for Contingency Hiring

For Q2, 51% of IT leaders said contingency hiring will increase, a jump from 36% heading into 2015.

3 - Some Don't Expect a ChangeSome Don’t Expect a Change

Just 46% of IT leaders expect full-time hiring to stay the same in Q2, a decrease from 50% for Q1.

4 - Tough IT Hiring Spots RemainTough IT Hiring Spots Remain

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.

5 - Other Tough Positions to FillOther Tough Positions to Fill

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%).

6 - Positions With More LeewayPositions With More Leeway

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.

7 - Positions With Most Upward FluctuationPositions With Most Upward Fluctuation

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.

8 - Near Consistency in BudgetsNear Consistency in Budgets

For Q2, 43% of IT leaders expect their budgets to increase, compared with 45% for Q1.

9 - Sectors With Greatest Impact Remain the SameSectors With Greatest Impact Remain the Same

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.

10 - Still Strong in Business ConfidenceStill Strong in Business Confidence

70% of IT leaders expressed confidence in their IT departments’ abilities to meet business needs going into Q2, compared to 71% going into Q1.