IT Pros Have a Big Edge in the Job Market
IT and engineering workers are finding new jobs fairly quickly after launching a search, according to a recent study from global survey firm Inavero and the TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT and engineering staffing and solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers. In fact, a significant number of these professionals need only a few weeks to land a new position. Project managers, programmer/analysts, ERP/CRM software specialists, network engineers and Java applications developers are especially in demand. Still, IT professionals have concerns about their careers, especially when it comes to maintaining skills that are industry relevant. Overall, however, organizations have to demonstrate what they have to offer tech candidates. "With fierce competition for top talent and intensified demand for specialized skill sets," says TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts, "it's vital that all the players understand each other's thinking and respond with collaborative, targeted initiatives that take into account the different perspectives." The findings also shed light on the potential for employees to consider a consultancy or contractual job path, along with the associated positive and negative aspects of that route. More than 375 IT and engineering job candidates and 370 hiring managers took part in the research.