Explaining Expected Growth in Temporary IT Staffing


Data shows that the popularity of temporary IT staffing continues to grow. This article by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) points out that temporary IT staffing is the predominant form of IT staffing in the U.S., and that the area has experienced continued growth over the past ten years.


Why does temporary IT staffing continue to increase in popularity? As experts in the area ourselves, we have a few ideas.


IT talent is hard to find.

It’s increasingly difficult to find talented professionals that are able to keep up with the ever-changing demands of the IT world. The SIA article points specifically to cybersecurity specialists, cloud architects, and data scientists as being particularly hard to find in the current market. Because of this talent shortage, companies are often forced to make temporary hires to meet immediate needs. 


Temporary staffing allows for greater flexibility.

Hiring a full-time employee is a big commitment. Unless a company is absolutely sure that they need a full-time IT person on their staff, it might make more sense for them to make a temporary hire.


Staffing agencies deliver top talent.

Another reason temporary IT staffing continues to grow is that more and more businesses are recognizing the value of using a staffing agency to their benefit. With unemployment so low, it can be hard to find talented IT professionals who aren’t already happily employed elsewhere. A staffing agency, however, can help match temporary IT workers with searching companies, setting up a win-win situation for both parties.


IT needs continue to grow.

Companies simply can’t ignore the need to get on the IT train anymore. Technology is absolutely vital to the success of many companies, big and small. This is yet another reason why temporary IT staffing is on the rise—because more and more companies are identifying very real IT needs and recognizing the gaps in their infrastructure that keep those needs from being met. 


As temporary IT staffing is on the rise, EDI Staffing is up for meeting the demands of our clients. With over two decades of experience in the staffing industry, along with specialization in IT-related fields, we can help companies find temporary IT hires that will fit their specific needs and qualifications. For more information, contact us today. We look forward to working with you.

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