If you're looking for an IT job—and a possible change of scenery—head to one of the following seven U.S. cities, according to IT staffing firm Modis.
Modis, which operates in 70 cities in North America, tracks the locations where demand for full-time contractors and full-time permanent IT workers has been strongest since the start of the year. CEO Jack Cullen says Modis evaluates the strength of these seven urban job markets based on the number of orders Modis offices are receiving from clients.
"We're not just looking at the largest markets with the most clients and biggest populations," says Cullen. "We're looking at the cities that are really, truly experiencing growth, greater growth than we've seen in the past."
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