Motion’s 2023 IT Contingent Workforce Hiring Guide provides hiring managers and tech professionals with crucial insights into the opportunities and risks of the IT contracting market, along with pay rate trends for job titles across the industry.




IT Pay Trends and Tech Market Insights for 2023

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The tech industry is pivoting to contract work and the contingent workforce, and with that more companies are rethinking their hiring strategies for 2023 and beyond. The ability to complete projects on time while lowering costs by utilizing skilled workers on a contract basis is an attractive proposition - and tech professionals have an opportunity to leverage that for career growth.

Competition for top talent is still strong, and pay rates continue to rise. To successfully implement a contract hiring strategy, it's vital to stay current on what your peers are doing, the latest trends and what the contingent workforce values when looking for opportunities. The IT Contingent Workforce Hiring Guide covers major topics to help candidates and employers to navigate 2023 successfully, including:

  • How much has demand and pay rates for top talent changed year-over-year?
  • What are contract workers looking for in a company in 2023?
  • Why are emerging technologies driving demand for certain talent, and what career growth opportunities are there for tech companies looking to hire in 2023?
  • How can the contingent workforce help employers and technologists hit their 2023 goals?

In addition to insider information from 30 years of experience inside the tech recruiting world, our 2023 IT Contingent Workforce Hiring Guide shares trends in salary data from IT job titles from cities across North America. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions in the tech job market and have the proper expectations when hiring top IT Talent. 

For local variances in compensation along with national salary averages for over 120 tech job roles, please visit our 2024 Tech Salary Guide Page here.



Tech Market Experts

"What tech hiring trends do you expect to see in 2023?"

James Vallone BW

Demand for skilled tech contractors is near an all-time high, with more businesses realizing the value of the IT contingent workforce. Because of this, we will see a rise in skilled tech workers entering the contracting space for the first time as companies transition to a more temporary-based workforce."

James Vallone

Executive Vice President


As companies continue to see the importance of a motivated contingent workforce, I believe we will see an increase in businesses working to better engage contractors and make them truly feel like they are part of the company. Upskilling opportunities and inclusion in team building events are small things that can make a big impact with contract workers – especially if they’re being paid competitively."

Kelli Jensen

Vice President

Del BW

Even with layoffs and companies downsizing, enterprise companies are still growing; work and projects need to be completed, and IT leaders are leaning into contracting as a solution. In 2023, we will continue to see an increase of contract workers being trusted to complete vital work inside major companies in the US and Canada."

Del Crockett

Vice President