Tech hiring up almost 50% since 2009, Dice says

Network World, 10/14/10

The number of available full-time tech jobs has increased 46% in the past year, and contractors’ hourly rates are rising as companies seek ways to overcome the ongoing IT skills shortage, according to a monthly report from Dice.

Dice, one of the largest tech recruitment sites, said the number of full-time positions advertised by its service rose from 29,101 on Oct. 1, 2009 to 42,502 on Oct. 1, 2010, a 46% increase.

Total tech jobs, including full-time, contract and part-time positions, rose from 51,439 to 70,798 in the 12 months ending Oct. 1. Next month’s numbers are shaping up to be even more robust, with Dice already reporting 74,089 tech jobs on Thursday of this week.

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