While vacancies are flowing, the real challenge lies with finding candidates with cutting edge skills for the constantly evolving sector.
Employers demand for data management analysis, user-friendly websites, business transformation and increased security is shaping recruitment within the IT sector. From a recent article in ‘Recruiter’, Andy Almond (Partner for the UK and Ireland for Computer Futures and SThree) stated as organisations start to overhaul how they interact with suppliers there is an increased demand for user interface and user experience professionals to ensure websites and e-commerce processes are engaging and easy to use.
The article outlines the main challenges businesses are facing and the consequential effect on IT recruitment demand:
Shortages of skills are greatly felt in the IT sector. As new technology is added so frequently, it takes a degree of time of time for there to be candidates with the right level of skills that are required. It is becoming increasingly important for employers to be proactive in their hiring processes – engaging with schools and universities to create a talent pipeline and promote IT as career path.