Twenty-eight percent of Miami-area technology executives surveyed recently expect to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2016, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report released on Wednesday.
This is up 1 percentage point from the previous six months and it is a 10-point increase from a year ago. The survey also found that 60 percent of respondents plan to hire only for open IT roles, 7 percent plan to put hiring plans on hold, and 5 percent expect to reduce their IT staffing levels in the first six months of the year.
“Healthcare, banking and finance, and technology startups are driving IT hiring in Miami,” said Matt Bourdeau, Miami regional vice president of Robert Half Technology. “Area employers are seeking specialized IT talent for project-based implementations and rollouts. We are also seeing a big push in application development consulting and a demand for professionals with C#, Java, .Net and SQL experience, among other technical skill sets.”
Robert Half interviewed more than 2,500 chief information officers in 25 markets for its 6-month forecasts.