Ten Fastest-Growing IT Skills Offer Opportunities

By Dennis McCafferty
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If you want to move ahead in your career, it's important to command a skill that will enable you to write your own ticket in terms of job opportunities. Whether you're looking for greater schedule flexibility, telecommuting arrangements, an impressive title or a great salary, you'll be in a good bargaining position if you bring to the table one or more of these fastest-growing IT skills compiled by Dice.com. The company assembled the rankings based on trends analyzed within the technology jobs posted daily on its site, in terms of the skills most requested during the past year. They cover a broad range of hot tech niches, including cloud computing, big data, open-source development, mobility and project management, as well as two that deal with security. Overall, the company reports nearly 79,400 currently available positions, including more than 46,500 full-time ones. There are about 35,475 contractual openings, and about 620 jobs that are intended for telecommuters. Dice.com is an online jobs and career community for technology professionals.  

This article was originally published on 2014-09-29
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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