"Doers" in top demand
Filling the "doer" positions will be a top priority for organizations in 2014. Programmers, developers and project managers top the list of most-in-need skill sets, while leadership talent -- including C-suite executives, VP and director-level positions, even IT managers and business analysts -- takes a back seat, according to survey respondents.
"IT departments have run pretty lean over the last few years," says Hayman. "As more projects are set into motion, the most important step is to have the people on staff that can do the hands-on work. Over time, as the projects and staff increase, additional management roles will be required, but that will happen later in the process."