Project managers are growing in demand in the US, especially in IT departments. IT Project Managers are needed as companies transition to newer, faster networks and upgrade their systems. During April, there were just over 61,000 jobs available online for IT Project Managers, an 8% year-over-year increase in hiring demand. Hiring so far in 2013 has been fairly consistent at just over 61,000 jobs available each month.
Hiring Demand for IT Project Managers – 4 Year Hiring Demand
Demand for IT Project Managers has remained strong over the past 2 years. In fact, when we look at many of the companies that are currently hiring for this occupation, they are recruiting for hundreds of positions at a time. The top 5 employers each have over 350 unique job ads online currently. This means that they will not only have difficulty competing with other companies to attract talent, but will also compete with themselves to fill all their positions in a timely manner.
With the increased competition for this talent, Recruiters are likely to experience a longer time-to-fill for open positions. On average IT Project Manager job ads remain online for about 6.5 weeks. This doesn't necessarily mean that you will be able to fill a job in 6.5 weeks, just that this is how long you can budget your time and expenses for a job ad. One of the shortest posting periods is in Olympia, WA which averages just 4.4 weeks. In comparison, Hattiesburg, Mississippi currently has one of the longest posting periods at more than 11 weeks. If you are recruiting in one of the darker areas in the map below and need to fill a job quickly, you may want to consider relocating talent. Areas that are lighter in color represent a shorter average posting period and areas you should target in your job ads to find more potential candidates.
Average Posting Periods for IT Project Manager Job Ads in the US
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