USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 8/20/10, approximately 33,900 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 12,600 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. This is a major jump from the last update of August 13, 2010 where only 29,700 filings were reported.
Is this trend likely to continue? We think so, expect visas to run out by the early weeks of December.