Thursday’s News Roundup

A survey of 1,070 IT decision makers indicates CIOs are cautiously optimistic about IT hiring and technology spending for the rest of 2010. [CIO Insight]

CompTia predicts phenomenal growth in IT over the next eight years. The vendor-neutral trainer estimates 20 percent job growth, creating up to half a million new positions. The future jobs will require a more sophisticated skill set and the combining of skills such as healthcare IT and security. [TMCnet]

Software developer/engineer is on a list of the top IT jobs for 2010 and beyond, according to Global Knowledge. (Dice puts software developer in the No. 3 spot in its annual survey.) [ITBE]

China isn’t yet ready as an outsourcing destination for Europe and North America, according to outsourcing consultant Everest. China is currently a regional outsourcing destination for Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, but lacks key capabilities to be a global destination. [Silicon]

— Dino Londis