IT Pay Rates and Compensation Trends in 2022

Motion’s 2022 State of Enterprise Tech Employment provides crucial insights into IT contracting and pay rates for technologists and hiring managers at large employers. 


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IT Pay Rates and Tech Market Insights for 2022

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In 2021, enterprise companies and contract workers continued to grow and thrive in the tech space, taking the challenges of these uncertain times head-on and producing innovative products and services across North America. However, the past 18 months have brought on challenges that are unique to both contractors and enterprise businesses. From the widening tech talent gap to the evolution of the workplace to the Great Resignation in the United States, the 2022 Enterprise State of Tech Employment will give you the insights and advice you need to take on 2022. Major topics include:

  • How much more should you or your team be earning per hour in 2022?Why?
  • What can enterprise employers offer to attract top contract candidates? 
  • How can workers ensure career growth while contracting?
  • What impact will remote and hybrid roles have on IT pay rates in 2022 and beyond? 
  • How can contract roles help you better handle the current tech talent shortage?

In addition to market insider information that 30 years of experience inside the tech recruiting world brings, our 2022 Enterprise State of Tech Employment shares insights from in-depth compensation data for hundreds of 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 on compensation or 120+ national salary averages for 2022, please visit our 2022 Tech Salary Guide Page here.



Tech Market Experts

"What tech hiring or job seeking trends do you expect to see in 2022?"

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Kelli Jensen
Executive Director, Enterprise Talent

"Tech companies are seeing value in having contract workers become more ingrained in their business’s culture. Contracting opportunities continue to grow, but with the continued tech talent shortage, these workers are expecting more than just a paycheck. Give contractors the perks full-time employees get, from upskilling opportunities to team-building events, to stand out and retain talent in 2022.



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James Vallone
Executive Vice President

"In the past year, the tech contract job market has helped top companies fulfill urgent project deadlines, adjust quickly and even innovate while providing candidates an opportunity for continuous skillset growth and competitive pay. Quick hiring processes and specialized talent will continue to fill gaps for enterprise employers willing to give candidates the value they seek in their job selection.

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Sandra Zawacki
Business Development Director

"I believe that 2022 will see continued emphasis on diversity and inclusion inside the industry. Contracting has become a great way to bring unique voices to a business, and with more fully remote job opportunities becoming available, it is easier than ever to go beyond traditional candidate pools and bring on formerly underutilized talent.


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