Local Job Market Reports from Dice

Dice just released their local job market reports for Q4 2006 for twenty U.S. metro areas. Some highlights:

Baltimore, MD
“We see a need for project managers, senior quality assurance/testers, web developers, and software engineers. Help desk and desktop support work is also starting to come on strong.”

Boston, MA
“…in-demand job titles: business analysts, project managers, developers (JAVA and .net), systems administrators (UNIX, Windows, DBA), systems engineers, network engineers, IT security personnel, and storage consultants.”

Chicago, IL
“[most in-demand are] project managers, developers, network engineers/administrators, SAP, QA, and programmers specializing in .NET, SQL, JAVA, J2EE, and C++.”

Denver, CO
“…the most requested skill sets are .NET developers and Oracle/SQL server DBAs.”

Detroit, MI
“…the most in-demand positions include all levels of consulting and project management, SAP, Oracle, system analysts, and network administrators.”

Hartford, CT
“Who is most in demand? .NET web developers, application developers, business managers, and project managers…”

Los Angeles, CA
“What’s hottest right now? According to MacKinnon, it’s project management and business analyst positions.” (Although my experience is that experienced .NET developers are in huge demand in L.A.)

Silicon Valley, CA
“…heaviest demand for: .NET developers, software developers, business analysts, project managers, QA experts, desktop support experts, data warehousing experts, and interface developers.”

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