In IT Boom, Project Managers See Hiring Explosion

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In April 2013, more than 61,000 jobs were advertised online for IT Project Managers in the United States, growing 8% year-over-year, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During April 2013, more than 61,000 jobs were advertised online for Information Technology Project Managers in the United States, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. As organizations upgrade their IT systems and move to newer, faster, and often mobile networks, more Project Managers are needed within IT to make recommendations, plan and fulfill seamless upgrades and transitions, and manage vendor relationships. Demand for IT Project Managers grew 8% year-over-year when compared to April of 2012 and more than 160% in the past 4 years.

The 10 most in-demand skills for IT Project Managers include:
1. Project management
2. Microsoft Project
3. Software development
4. Program management
5. Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
6. Adobe LifeCycle ES
7. Microsoft PowerPoint
8. Change management
9. Quality assurance (QA)
10. Risk management

The three metropolitan areas with the most demand for IT Project Managers are New York, Washington (DC), and Seattle. Of these 3 cities, both New York and Washington, DC experienced declines in demand from April of 2012. Seattle, however, increased by more than 8%.

With growing need for IT Project Managers, it is likely to be difficult to source potential candidates. As demand continues, conditions and the level of difficulty may increase. According to the Hiring Scale™, these positions score an 88 on average across the United States. (The Hiring Scale ranges from 1 to 99, with 99 representing the most difficult conditions.) Local conditions will vary widely, depending on regional demand and talent supply. The locations likely to experience the most difficulty with recruiting project management professionals are Jefferson City, MO and Buffalo, NY. These cities score a 95 on the Hiring Scale, significantly more difficult than the national average. With increased competition from employers to attract candidates, Recruiters and hiring managers in these metro areas are likely to also experience a longer time-to-fill. Here, job ads remain online for as long as 6.5 weeks.

In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows that the best place to source these candidates is Salem (Oregon), scoring a 25 on the Hiring Scale. Also, job ads in Salem remain online for 2 weeks shorter than Jefferson City or Buffalo.

The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

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About WANTED Analytics™

WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company’s headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 800 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED’s services, visit

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Any statement that appears prospective shall not be interpreted as such.


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