Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis, recently told InformationWeek that small- and medium-sized businesses are hiring more IT workers with mobile applications experience.

SMBs are looking for skilled IT workers to fill positions as business analysts, developers, security experts and employees with mobility skill sets. SMBs also plan to hire Workers with enterprise resource planning experience and SharePoint architects.

Temporary and contract hiring in the IT field is also on the upswing, even outpacing full-time hiring, though full-time employment continues to increase each month. According to Cullen, many of the firms’ clients are focusing on technology that produces a greater return on investment for their organizations.

"In IT, talent is very, very important,” Cullen said. “There's a big difference between superior talent and mediocre talent. How creative can you the employer be for that employee you seek? If you're going to be in a fairly rigid environment, very structured environment - then I think you're going to have to offer top dollar.”

As SMBs look to increase hiring, worldwide IT spending is expected to increase to $3.6 trillion in 2011, according to a report by Gartner.

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