Data from the latest DHI Hiring Indicators report (PDF) suggests that the average technology-job vacancy lasted 27.1 working days in 2015. “In 2015, our customers continually told us the market for highly-skilled professionals was competitive, giving talent the upper hand in the negotiation process,” Michael Durney, President and CEO of DHI Group, wrote in a statement accompanying the report, “and driving employers to frequently offer oversized compensation packages or perks to hire the desired candidate.” With regard to companies filling tech jobs, the DHI-DFH Recruiting Intensity index dipped slightly in October, from 1.00 to 0.96. The Intensity index takes into account various employer actions to fill open positions, such as hiring standards and the relative size of compensation packages. Unemployment within the tech industry hit 2.6 percent in December, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some 3,800 technology jobs were created that month. For more data (and some interesting graphs), check out the full report (PDF).