In June, Computerworld announced their list of the Top 100 Places to Work in IT for 2011. We took a look at hiring demand, trends, and new jobs generated for IT and Computer Programming professionals at Computerworld’s top 10 companies over the past 90 days.
Computerworld’s Top 10 Companies to Work in IT in 2011
The top 10 companies on Computerworld’s list posted more than 3,200 new jobs online in the past 90 days, an increase of more than 68% versus the same 90-day time period in 2010. The 4-year peak for these organizations, recently came in May 2011 when these companies posted 1,500 new jobs.
Hiring Trend at Computerworld’s Top 10 Companies to Work in IT – 4 Years:
Hiring demand at each company varied widely. For example, Booz Allen Hamilton placed the most online job ads for Computer Programmers over the past 90 days with more than 1,800. However, Quicken Loans saw the greatest percentage increase at 250%, despite a lower volume of job ads. Three companies saw year-over-year declines: Genentech, Chesapeake Energy Corp and USAA. According to WANTED Analytics, the only company in the top 10 list that did not post IT-related job ads in the past 90 days was Securian Financial Group. The table below shows the top 10 companies ranked by hiring demand over the past 90 days, and the percentage change from the comparable period in 2010.
Hiring Demand at Computerworld's Top 10 Companies to Work in IT – 90 Days:
Within IT, the most in-demand occupation was Computer Systems Analysts, seeing a 26% increase from 2010. In fact, 14 of the top 15 positions experienced year-over-year increases in hiring demand. The only position that saw a decrease was Operations Research Analysts.
15 Most In-Demand Positions at
Computerworld’s Top 10 Companies to Work in IT:
The locations of these jobs are spread out across the US. Considering that the company with the most online job ads, Booz Allen Hamilton, maintains offices in McLean, VA, it isn’t surprising that the DC metro area saw the most demand from these 10 companies. Other areas with high demand for IT-related jobs were San Francisco, Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.
Metro Areas with New Jobs Posted Online by
Computerworld’s Top 10 Companies to Work in IT
Since IT-related jobs are in high demand for most companies across the US, recruiters and staffing agencies are likely to see some difficulties in sourcing potential candidates for open positions. On the other hand, people with these skill sets that are looking for work are likely to find a job easily, since there are many employers looking to fill positions.
However, each location will see varying degrees of difficulty based on the overall hiring demand and talent supply. For example, recruiters in Washington, DC are likely to see more difficult hiring conditions than the national average. In comparison, New York has seen far less demand by these top 10 companies and has a larger pool of candidates with these skillsets. Recruiters in the New York metro area are likely to source candidates faster and easier than many of their counterparts.
Hiring Scales for IT Jobs in Washington, DC and New York