2012 New Jersey IT Survey (Technology & Talent Trends)

August 14, 2012 | No Comments
Posted by Kurt E. Anderson

In June, the New Jersey Technology Council, in collaboration with Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla and Withum, Smith & Brown, conducted a survey of  approximately 150 New Jersey IT company executives.  Some of the results were surprising.  Here is a quick summary of some of the top findings:

Size of Companies Participating in Survey

7.4% – Very Large (1,500+ employees)
9.5% – Large (250-1,499 employees)
12.8% – Mid-Size (100-246 employees)
70.3% – Small (less than 100 employees)

Tech Talent Most in Demand in the Next Year (% of Respondent’s)

1. Custom Application Development (47.2%)
2.  Network Infrastructure (34%)
3.  Mobile Information Access/Sharing (28.5%)

Biggest Employment Obstacle

1. Lack of Resources for Employee Development/Training (21.5%)
2.  Lack of Qualified Talent (19.4%)
3.  Too Much Competition for Limited Talent Pool (18.8%)

Greatest Projected Growth in Tech of IT-related Job Opportunities

1. Technical Staff (66.4%)
2. Project Management (33.6%)

Participation in Job Fairs for Returning Veterans

1. Never (54.4%)
2. Rarely (19.6%)
3. Occasionally (19.6%)

Where Do You Recruit for Entry Level Talent?

1.  Do Not Recruit (45.6%)
2. Rutgers University (36.8%)
3. NJIT (33.1%)

Do you Recruit Outside the US?

1. No (65%)
2. Yes (35%)

Do You Outsource Any Function/Labor?

1. No (40%)
2. Yes (60%)

How Do You Comply with “Deemed” Export Requirements?

1. Other (29.8%)
2. Don’t Monitor Compliance (22%)
3. Perform Separate Analysis for Each Country & Technology (20.2%)
4. Rely On Third Party Compliance (17.3%)
5. Outsource Only to Industrialized Countries (5.6%)

Do You Monitor Use of “Copyleft” Open Source?

1. Don’t Monitor Closely (37.6%)
2. Monitor Closely (27.2%)
3. Other (16%)
4. Use of Open Source Prohibited (12%)
5. Use of Copyleft Open Source Prohibited (7%)

Use of Government Sponsored Employment Credits, Incentives or Programs

1. No (73.7%)
2. Yes, Federal & State (20.4%)
3. Yes, State Only(5.1%)
4. Yes, Federal Only (0.7%)

Notes: For some questions respondents could choose multiple answers so percentages are not necessarily capped at 100%.  These results were presented at the New Jersey Technology Counsel Annual Meeting in July.

I’ll discuss some of these results in more detail in subsequent posts.  Let me know if you find any of these results surprising.

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