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Tech Hiring ­p Almost 50 Percent Since 2009, Dice Says


A recent Dice report found that the number of full-time U.S. technology jobs has increased 46 percent since last year, while contractors' hourly rates are rising. The total number of tech jobs rose from 51,439 to 70,798 in the last 12 months, with more than 4,000 additional jobs expected to be added by the end of the year, according to Dice.

"In tech, both full-time and contract hiring have been in lock-step with recruitment activity in both up about 50 percent since the lows of mid-2009," says Dice's Tom Silver.

Silicon Valley companies posted their highest job count in two years, according to Dice, while the number of open tech positions in the Seattle region has doubled in the past year.

Dice is "hearing anecdotal reports that contractors' hourly rates have begun creeping up across the board, a response to the age-old IT challenge: the skills shortage," Silver says. Java developers, database administrators, virtualization specialists, and project managers are among the most in demand information technology positions.

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