CONTINUED GROWTH IN IT JOBS EXPECTED
Harrisburg, PA, April 9, 2015– With the IT unemployment rate right around 2.5%, IT jobs are among the strongest in the economy right now. According to one survey, 54% of companies surveyed said they expect to hire new IT employees in 2015. Specifically those with specialized skills in cloud, mobile technology, security & big data.
However, Gartner, Inc. says that up to 49% of US employers struggle to fill mission-critical job vacancies, with IT positions continuing to rank among the top ten hardest jobs to fill. And 80% of IT and business managers report there are skills gaps inside their IT departments affecting at least one area of business.
“We expect to see continued growth throughout 2015, said CREDO Technology Solutions President Greg Bair. All sources point to an acceleration in contract and contract-to-hire as well. “
According to a 2015 trend survey from the Employer Association of America, forty-six percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2015, up from 42 percent last year. Of these employers, 56 percent plan to transition some temporary or contract workers into fulltime, permanent roles.
“There has definitely been a shift in power – from the employer to the employee”, said Bair. “While it is a great time to be a tech professional, the right position can still be elusive – as employers are looking for experience and very specific skill sets.”
“We are encouraging candidates to familiarize themselves with the skill sets where the demand is really exploding. Expand skill sets, learn new programming languages and pursue certifications that can make you more marketable as a candidate,” continued Bair.
About CREDO Technology Solutions
CREDO Technology Solutions is a national strategic IT consulting firm with offices in several major cities across the US. CREDO is a certified Minority Business Enterprise in PA, NJ, DE and VA, an Oracle GOLD and PeopleSoft Partner. Through our expertise in Project Delivery Assurance & IT Talent Acquisition, we bring our commitment to ensuring project success to every project we touch.