Hiring in IT software and hardware has always been a highly competitive area for recruitment. It’s a landscape undergoing near constant change with new technologies and challenges arriving every year. 2019 is already showing signs as being competitive in most industries; it’s called “The War for Talent” and many businesses don’t feel as though they are winning. The situation in Information Technology is particularly competitive in the world of talent acquisition.
- Unemployment in general technology is presently 1.9%
- Unemployment in the computer and mathematical sciences is presently 2%
- These figures are against a national average unemployment rate of 3.9%
Technologies in development and just entering the market now is adding new roles every day. Clearly, there will not be enough people to fill them. We took a deep dive into the 2019 hiring trends for software, technology and IT professionals in a recent webinar (recording here). For your convenience, we have summarized the key takeaways. [Read more…]