New trends affect technology hiring practices

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
September 6, 2012

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing


For many companies, implementing new technology is the best way to stay aggressive in any competitive market. For IT Principals, focusing on trends and having reliable resources help adapt to a growing movement. By paying attention to how the industry is changing and ensuring there is a way to quickly implement a new device, software or system, companies can stay ahead of the curve.

A new infographic by Acquity Group – a digital strategy company – focuses on a number of emerging hiring trends in the technology industry. The numbers shine some light on top employees, areas of demand and the strongest markets.

According to the report, the number of tech jobs in the United States rose by 150,000 by the end of 2011. New innovations like mobile applications development, data analysis and cloud computing are top skills that companies are starting to crave. These new programs have also been among a growing market despite a still struggling economy.

As Generation Y starts to enter the workforce, companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft – which have shown growth  – are looking to tap into this talent pool before they have even graduated with incentives like stock options, social outings, happy hours and game rooms. There are also a number of areas outside of Silicon Valley including New York, Seattle, St. Louis and Greensboro, that are becoming booming meccas of technology jobs.

IT Principals that keep their ear to the ground and follow industry trends will find themselves in a much better position when the market shifts. VARs and MSPs that are partnered with VAR Staffing can offer progressive solutions and impactful talent that can help answer the breadth of IT challenges.

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