IT Job Market Strengthening in 2006

April, 2006


In North America, 2006 is destined to become a pivotal year for technology professionals, as both salary and hiring trends are finally on the upswing. This report analyzes changes in IT staffing and salary trends from 2001 to 2005 with projections for 2006, including the IT skills that will be in greatest and least demand. A discussion of the impact of IT outsourcing on the job market is also included. This article is based on material presented in the first chapter of our 2006 IT Salary Report. (9 pp., 2 figs.)