IT Pay Rates and Compensation Trends in 2023

Motion’s 2023 IT Contingent Workforce Hiring Guide provides crucial insights into IT contracting and pay rates for technologists and hiring managers at large employers.





IT Pay Rates and Tech Market Insights for 2023

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2022 brought a host of new challenges and opportunities for tech companies in North America. Businesses looking to optimize their workforce while maintaining the same quality of work are turning to the contingent workforce to complete vital projects. While the tech employment market has shifted in the past year, competition for skilled talent is still fierce. That's why it's more important than ever to know where the market is headed in 2023 and beyond. Motion Recruitment can help you with your tech hiring with our 2023 IT Contingent Workforce Hiring Guide. Major topics of this year's guide include:

  • How much should the contingent workforce you're hiring be earning per hour?
  • What are contract workers looking for in a company in 2023?
  • Emerging technologies tech companies are looking to hire in 2023.
  • How a contingent workforce can help your business reach its 2023 goals.

In addition to inside information from 30 years of experience inside the tech recruiting world, our 2023 IT Contingent Workforce Hiring Guide shares in-depth compensation data from IT job titles from cities across North America. As always, 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 or job seeking trends do you expect to see in 2023?"


"In 2023, job seekers will be forced to improve their business IQ to find the right role to grow their career. While it's still a great time to be in tech, venture capitalists are starting to be more discerning with their money, so when deciding on a job, candidates will have to go beyond a big salary and look at a business's fundamentals to see if there are any red flags."

Phill Perkins

Vice President


"For junior-level workers in the tech community, 2023 will be the year of contracting. With some companies looking to reduce costs, contracting will become a way for those getting their start in IT to get their foot in the door and establish experience. Those that thrive in that environment will then have their options open to be full-time or to continue on as a contractor in new positions."

Kelsey Prisby

Vice President


"In 2023 the tech industry will see an increased spending and hiring in both Cloud Computing and Machine Learning. The increase in computing power due to the advances in quantum computing and AI has been a boon to tech companies, and continuing to advance in this sector will be key to success for many businesses."

John Rosenbaum

Chief Information Officer