The survey, from RHI Consulting, found that:
- 13% of companies planned an IT department increase,
- 2% forecast a cutback, and
- 83% said their tech unit would stay as is
Meanwhile, among the sectors, 31% of technology managers in finance, insurance, and real estate said they planned IT hires. None expected cutbacks.
Solid employment growth is also expected in the business-services industry, where CIOs expect a net 29% increase in hiring. Technology executives in the professional services sector foresee a net 15% hiring jump.
The national poll includes responses from more than 270 CIOs from Canadian companies with 100 or more employees.