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2019 Houston IT Hiring Trends and Compensation Report – Executive Summary
Here are the highlights from our annual hiring trends survey of Houston IT leadership for calendar year 2019.
55% expect an increase in IT budget and 31% will remain constant
48% expect an increase in total IT staffing level and 50% will remain at current levels
Security is the biggest priority facing CIOs again and for the last 5 years
Security holds the highest rate for professional growth, followed by Business Intelligence, and Cloud Computing
79% are planning on increasing base salaries
61% of those increases will be in the 4-6% range – the highest ever
74% include bonuses as part of total compensation
57% of bonuses will pay out in the 10-20% range – the highest ever
75% of employed IT professionals are either actively or passively looking for new positions
90% of contractors are either actively or passively looking for new contracts
80% of companies have no formal employee retention plan
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