Skills shortage to return, but with variations

Skills shortage to return, but with variations

This year is likely to see a return of the skills shortage that plagued the IT industry in 2007 and 2008, says Robert Walters New Zealand IT recruitment division manager Annabelle Klap.

However, while many of the sought-after skills will be the same as in those years, this time around things will be different, Klap says.

“If you look back two to three years, it will be the same skills in demand, but different people.

“In the past three years, the market has matured a lot and clients are focused on soft skills and consulting.”

Business analysts are back in demand and as projects put on hold during the recession get underway, other skills are becoming sought-after.

“In the second quarter, we expect to see more project managers being hired, and after that, we’ll see demand for testers.”

Read more at Computerworld.

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