Rocky Mountain Region Leads In IT Employment Growth

A new survey from executive recruitment firm Robert Half shows that the Rocky Mountain region leads in the number of CIOs looking to hire during the first quarter. The survey, released today, shows that the Mountain states expect the strongest employment growth in the quarter. The survey found that twenty four percent of chief information officers (CIOs) from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming plan to increase their hiring, versus less than fifteen percent in other regions of the U.S. The twenty four percent is 10 points higher than the national average and 14 points above the previous quarter's forecast. The survey also showed that the finance, insurance, and real estate sectors are expected to lead the nation overall in IT hiring growth, with Microsoft Windows administration the technical skill most in demand. The national poll included responses from more than 1400 CIOs from a random sample of U.S. companies, conducted by a independent research firm.