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I reported on Wednesday about the top 10 tech skills and certifications that can help job applicants stand out, according to a recent Dice.com survey. That survey also reports that as of July 1, 48,993 jobs have been posted to the Dice Web site. Of those, 28,713 were full-time positions, 22,986 were contract positions, and 1,095 were part-time positions. The top locations for technology job openings were the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan area, the Newark, N.J., area, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Technology jobs in the federal sector are in even greater demand. According to USAJobs, more than 100,000 IT-related job openings have been posted to the site within the past four weeks.

Wired Workplace is a daily look at issues facing the federal information technology workforce. It is written by former Government Executive reporter Brittany Ballenstedt and published on Nextgov.com. Click here to read the latest entries.

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Brittany Ballenstedt writes Nextgov's Wired Workplace blog, which delves into the issues facing employees who work in the federal information technology sector. Before joining Nextgov, Brittany covered federal pay and benefits issues as a staff correspondent for Government Executive and served as an associate editor for National Journal's Technology Daily. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Mansfield University and originally hails from Pennsylvania. She currently lives near Travis Air Force Base, Calif., where her husband is stationed.

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