New York City Hiring Demand Gains 46%; Web Developers in Short Supply

New York City area employers and staffing agencies posted more than 80,200 new online job ads jobs in May, up 23% over May 2010. Demand has now rebounded from the drop in April and has gained 46% since the beginning of this year.


Hiring Demand for NYC Metro Area — 4 Years:

Hiring Demand for NYC Metro Area — 4 Years

Source: WANTED Analytics


The IT industry continues to lead the metro area in hiring demand, with nearly 21,000 new job ads posted in May in Computer and Mathematical Occupations. Other high growth occupations include Registered Nurses, Marketing Managers, and Management Analysts, all showing greater than 47% growth over May 2010.


Top 20 Occupations by Hiring Demand —

New York City Metro Area — May 2011 vs May 2010:

Top 20 Occupations by Hiring Demand — New York City Metro Area — May 2011 vs 2010

Source: WANTED Analytics


Web developers continue to lead all occupations by demand. These positions are very hard to fill nationally, according to our Hiring Scale™ measurements, and remain exceptionally difficult to fill in metro NYC. Our Candidate Supply data finds just over 13,000 potential candidates in the local market, or 3 candidates for each new position posted in May.


Hiring Scale Metrics for Web Developers:


Hiring Scale Metrics for Web Developers

Source: WANTED Analytics


Top employers in the New York City metro area by hiring demand in April include CITI, Citigroup, IBM, North Shore-Lij Health System, Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley, AT&T, Macy's, JoS. A. Bank, and PWC.

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