Three-year IT Skills Forecast
CIOs were asked to assign a forecast to each of the 126 skills for three years into the future. The majority of CIOs chose a growth forecast for more skills in the infrastructure and web computing competency areas than in the others (eleven and nine skills respectively). The majority also chose growth forecasts for three management skills, four system and database skills and four skills in the competency area of management and use of information as an asset. No skills in technical support services or legacy technologies received a majority growth forecast. Some differences are evident across different size agencies, but at least half of the CIOs in agencies at all three size levels chose a growth forecast for fourteen skills, with most emphasis on infrastructure and web computing. These fourteen skills include website design and development, website management, system security applications, and identity management and directory services, as well as systems integration, project management, and records management.