The New York City area is experiencing a boom in tech-related job openings. According to July's Dice Report, New York-New Jersey was ranked No.1 across top metro areas, as measured by the number of new job posts on the Dice career website for tech professionals, with more than 8,200 positions. The Pace University/SkillPROOF IT Report, which provides a snapshot of IT job openings at major firms, saw a 74% increase in Q2 2010.
Some employers are actually engaging in battles for hard to find tech talent, Tom Silver of Dice said. Although demand is high, computer programming skills, on their own, are not enough, with applicants needing business, sales or administration experience, Farrokh Hormozi, a professor of economics and public administration at Pace University said.