Just 32 percent of companies say they currently outsource services or manufacturing to organizations outside of the U.S., according to a survey of 100 CFOs from leading U.S. technology companies by BDO USA, LLP.
This marks the third straight year of declines and a shift from 2009 when 62 percent of companies said they were outsourcing. Better still, among the companies not currently outsourcing, 80 percent say they are unlikely to outsource services or manufacturing overseas in the near future.
For the second year in a row, Houston was named as the top city for IT employment. This time, the accolades come from Modis, an IT staffing firm which recently released its list of North American cities with highest potential for IT job growth in the coming year, based on the volume of job openings over the past six months, as well as general assessment of the overall economic environment in each market.
Houston employers are looking for network engineers, project managers, business analysts and Java and .NET developers, while employers in second place Toronto are looking for project managers, Java developers and professionals with SAP or CRM experience to work in the financial services, government, systems integration and consulting industries.
Orlando, Fla., came in third where employers are looking for IT healthcare professionals and telecommunications specialists as well as help desk representatives, network administrators and software engineers.
Other top cities include San Francisco, Minneapolis, McLean, Va., Walnut Creek, Calif., Detroit, Jacksonville, Fla., New York, Denver and Boston.