10 IT Skills in Demand Now
See also Jobs Headed Offshore, Wacky Job Applications Some good news on the IT job market: CIOs are increasingly confident about growth in the fourth quarter, and some are planning to hire. But there's some bad news, too, at least if you're a technologist looking to work on the hottest new tools or techniques: you might have to wait a little longer for that great new job. A new study uncovers the 10 IT jobs most likely to be filled by in the coming quarter. Unfortunately, though, many of them are among the most commoditized - and seemingly boring -- gigs in the tech world. No offense meant to the dedicated IT pros who diligently perform these necessary functions, but few of these opportunities indicate much in the way of forward-looking or innovative moves by IT organizations. Instead, the majority of these needs signal a continued dedication to the proverbial "keeping the lights on." Check out the latest findings from Robert Half Technology's IT Hiring and Skills Index Report, a survey of more than 1,400 IT leaders. Note that CIOs were allowed multiple responses.