Calling all contractors
While companies are hiring and expanding in-house IT skills, it is next to impossible to cover the range of skills required to support today's modern infrastructure. As a result, nearly one in four IT workers is contracted on a contingent basis, and 46% of survey respondents expect that number to increase in 2014.
That finding is consistent with Computerworld reporting that sees the tech industry shifting toward a more independent, contingent IT workforce.
TEKsystems survey respondents said temporary headcount at their organizations is typically deployed for emerging needs like a new security initiative or mobile app development.
For more prognostications, check out Computerworld's Forecast 2014.