Technology Professionals in Highest Demand

  • Network Architects 55%

  • Database Administrators 42%

  • Information Systems Managers 40%

  • Programmers36%

  • Web Developers 35%

The ranking of roles is based on proprietary analysis of more than 186,000 positions posted on more than 300 independent job boards and company websites across Canada over the previous two quarters. Percentages reflect quarter-over-quarter growth.

Technology Managers Are Hiring — and Challenges Continue

January-June 2023

Hiring for new roles

Hiring for vacated roles

Facing challenges finding skilled talent

Demand for Contract Workers Increases

of technology and IT managers plan to hire more contract professionals in the first half of 2023 (a 13% increase from July-December 2022).

Top areas where managers plan to add contract professionals:

  • Software and applications development
  • Cloud architecture and operation
  • Technology process automation

Majority of Technology Professionals Want Hybrid Roles

Types of jobs these professionals are interested in pursuing:

  • A fully remote position: 48 per cent
  • A hybrid position: 55 per cent
  • A fully in-office position: 22 per cent

of technology and IT professionals are looking or plan to look for a new job in the first half of the year.

Current Unemployment Rates


Computer network architects


Quality assurance analysts and testers  


Systems analysts


Database administrators and architects


Computer and information systems managers


Software developers


Computer programmers


Help desk and desktop support professionals  


Information security analysts

Labour Unemployment Numbers — December 2022, Statistics Canada, Jan. 6, 2023.

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*Robert Half calculations are based on job postings provided by TalentNeuron™, a comprehensive source of global labor market analytics by Gartner®. GARTNER and TALENTNEURON are registered trademarks and service marks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in Canada and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

Labour Force Summary — April 2023, Statistics Canada, May 5, 2023

Labour Unemployment Numbers — April 2023, Statistics Canada, May 5, 2023

Online surveys were developed by Robert Half and conducted by independent research firms. Respondents included executives, senior managers and employees from small (20-249 employees), medium (250-499 employees) and large (500+ employees) businesses in private, publicly listed and public sector organizations across Canada.