Hot Tech Skills to Look for When Recruiting IT Talent

In 2015, the pace of job growth in IT is still moving in a positive direction. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for IT professionals was just under 3% in September. While there has been a solid demand for certain skill sets for years, other hot skills are new to the scene. What are the tried and true, and what are the new kids on the block? Here’s a look:

Programming/application development
As has been the case for years, IT departments are more likely to have job openings for programmers and developers than for any other position.

Project management
Demand for project managers has jumped significantly in recent times. There hasn’t been a lot of investment by companies in the past. However, with more and more big projects spanning enterprises, the need for good project managers has certainly grown.

Business intelligence/analytics
This is one of the most sought after skills these days. And it’s no surprise given the rise of big data. More and more companies need the right people who can properly analyze projects.

Help desk/technical support
With so many new devices, software and apps, the need for strong help desk support is growing.

Mobile applications/device management
According to Opinion Matters, a full 85% of enterprises have a mobile application development backlog of one to 20 apps; 50% have a backlog of 10 to 20 mobile apps.

Security/compliance governance
With data breaches headlining many stories these days, companies are willing to invest a significant amount of resources into security.

So if you’re looking for talent with any of these skill sets, how can you go about securing them?

One way is through IT temporary staffing agencies. A staffing agency can help you leverage a vast national recruiting network as well as their own proprietary talent database of thousands of screened candidates throughout the United States. As a result, you can gain fast access to the highly skilled IT candidates you need. In addition, while an IT temporary staffing agency is focused on finding the best people for your needs, you can focus on core business priorities.

Interested in partnering with a temporary staffing agency that specializes in IT staffing – and delivers results? Call Morgan Hunter. As one of the leading IT temporary staffing agencies in Kansas City, we specialize in recruiting technology professionals, ranging from Chief Information Officers to Desktop Support. All candidates are rigorously screened by our consultants to ensure their technical compatibility, and to identify the personality traits that will allow them to blend smoothly into your organization. Contact us today to learn more.