Demand for IT Skills Remains High
Don’t Gamble with Your Business Continuity. Plan Ahead for Major IT Projects.
The year started out strong, but nobody could say with any certainty if it would remain that way. It’s now mid-year and the demand for IT skills is still incredibly high. Competition in the market place for those with specialized skills remains fierce and according to recent benchmarking, it looks like it will hold up.
Unemployment in the tech sector in June was at 2.0 percent, the lowest since 2008. This certainly adds to the increased competition for talent in an already tight marketplace. High value skills (think network architects/engineers, software developers/engineers) have an even lower rate of near 1.0 percent.
Additionally, full-time job creation has picked up as employers have made strategic decisions to reduce the size of their contingent workforces, according to David Foote, chief analyst and research officer with Foote Partners. According to Foote, “The contingent model is morphing to a full-time model but that model will likely morph to a place where consultants are used more as end-to-end solutions as opposed to being used on one-off projects as organizations are more comfortable with the maturing services market. More services like Cloud, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS are being consumed by employers as a strategy for controlling the skills gap, while also allowing employers to aggressively transform their IT workforce to emphasize flexibility and agility.”
Keeping all of this in mind, it is more important than ever that companies think ahead and effectively plan for major projects, objectives and the necessary staffing requirements.
At CREDO, we have placed a heavy focus on growing a strong IT staffing team and we are well positioned to deliver high quality talent for hard to find positions. Our team is experienced and our end-goal is to set everyone up for success – both candidates and clients. We get to know our candidates and we take the time to understand our client’s business needs and objectives so that we can find the right fit to ensure success.