What IT skills are hardest to recruit?
Staffing Industry Analysts surveyed staffing buyers with 1,000+ employees, “What specific skills are you having the greatest challenge recruiting?” Just under half of the participants noted “Information Technology” as primary skill of their contingent workers. Starting with the skills mentioned the most, here are the most difficult to recruit IT skills:
– Data/ Data Science
– Information Security
– Project Management
– Business Intelligence
– Legacy Systems
– SAP (software)
– TIBCO (software)
According to Staffing Industry Analysts, “When asked to name the skills which are most difficult to recruit, buyers of IT staffing most often pointed to data/data scientist positions. This skill set did not appear frequently in our 2013 and 2014 survey responses, suggesting a relatively recent trend. This category includes data scientists, data specialists, data architects and big data roles.
Also among buyers of IT staffing, information security roles, including IT security specialists, were the second most frequently named difficult-to-recruit skill, a bump up from last year. Java skills and project management skills also ranked high for the third year in a row.”
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