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IT Skills Sustainability Snapshot 2013

How IT professionals perceive the current state of the industry and its future provides insights into potential technology demands and what businesses will need to do to meet those demands. It’s crucial for IT leaders to understand IT workers’ thoughts on topics like evolving technologies, retention and compensation, the importance of business skills and retirement in order to update their company’s Employee Value Proposition and attract the best talent.

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Executive Summary

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Key Facts
  • Forty-eight percent expect an increase in their organization’s IT budget, while 52 percent expect it to remain the same (27 percent), decline (16 percent) or didn’t know (9 percent)
  • Thirty-nine percent expected to increase permanent IT headcount, 36 percent expect an increase in temporary headcount, while only 16 percent expect an increase in part-time headcount.
  • When asked which IT staff salaries expected a change, more than 40 percent of IT leaders expected salary increases for developers, engineers, project managers and security experts.
  • Slightly more than one-quarter (27 percent) of IT leaders foresee the loss of skills due to baby boomer retirement as a problem for their organization.