Traditional IT recruitment firms don’t offer the flexibility and freedom to scale up and down according to talent needs. In addition, not all firms can deliver when it comes to speed, cost and quality — resulting in a longer time to hire, higher costs and poor candidate quality. At ContractRecruiter, IT recruitment is our core specialty. We understand that when it comes to your organization’s security, systems and data management, you can’t be too careful. That’s why we source only top talent with the qualifications you specify — nothing less.
It’s no secret that — due to digital transformation and the surge in cybercrime — there’s an ongoing skills shortage in the IT sector. There’s also a shortage of IT talent for technological positions in other industries and sectors, such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing, sales, marketing and logistics.
As such, finding qualified talent with the right skills and experience — and for the right price — is extremely challenging. Many companies discover sooner or later that their own talent acquisition team doesn’t have the time and resources to handle their hiring needs, so they opt to work with information technology recruitment firms. Yet these firms can’t always deliver the desired results.
Information Technology Recruitment Solutions
We’ve designed a solution for talent acquisition that’s far more efficient and cost-effective than traditional IT recruitment solutions. As an on-demand model that delivers recruitment services when and where you require them, it’s flexible, scalable and customized to your needs. In fact, we listen carefully to everything you share about your company so that we can understand your culture and objectives — and function as a seamless extension of you and your team.
Here are the IT skills Dice reports are showing up in the biggest numbers on its site this year:
- Cyber Security
- Information Security
- JIRA (Project Management, Agile, DevOps)
- NoSQL (Bid Data, Web Application Development, especially MongoDB)
- Android Development
- iOS Development
- Puppet (Automation & Configuration Management, DevOps, Cloud)
- Hadoop (Big Data)
- Python (Software Development, Big Data)
- Java (Software Development, Cloud, Mobile)
- Data Analysis (Big Data, Analytics)
- Teradata (Big Data, Analytics)
- Open Source (Software Development, Big Data, Cloud)
- UX/UI Design (Software Development, Mobile)
- .NET (Software Development)
- Virtualization Engineering (Virtualization, Cloud)
We make it our mission to accurately communicate your employer brand and company messaging to the talent we approach. Thanks to our extensive talent pool, we can target both active and passive candidates to find those with the skills you’re looking for. We always value candidate quality over quantity, and we ensure superior candidate care that will help strengthen your reputation as an employer of choice. As a result, you get talent with the skills, experience and mindset you need — when you need them.
We can provide IT talent for the following specialties:
- Planning: Project Manager, Program Manager, Project Coordinator, Scrum Master, Business Analyst
- App development: Front-end Developer, Server-side Developer, Full-stack Developer, UX/UI Designers and Developers
- Database: DBA, Database Developer, Data Modeler Quality: DevOps Engineer, QA Analyst, QA Engineer, Release Engineer
- Business intel: Data Scientist, Data Warehousing, Reports Developer, BI Developer Infrastructure: Systems Engineer, Systems Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Technical Support
- Architecture: Data Architect, Database Architect, Solutions Architect, Enterprise Architect, Application Architect, Infrastructure Architect, Systems Architect, Network Architect, Data Warehouse Architect
Our team works hard to remain in-tune with major industry sources of IT hiring intelligence.
Dice reports that the top three IT jobs skills from the biggest numbers of open positions posted on its site are security (including cyber security and information security), JIRA, and Puppet skills. Recruiting experts say the most sought-after candidates this year will be for positions such as security architect and security engineer because of mobile and cloud computing and multiple devices with multiple endpoints.
Dice president Shravan Goli explains that the many high profile security breaches in recent years are fueling the demand for security skills in IT hiring. However, Java development skills, web development and open source skills, and Hadoop experience are also on most IT hiring managers’ radar, as are skills in “SMAC” technologies – social, mobile, analytics, and cloud tech.
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Trending IT Jobs
Although the current majority of in-demand jobs are security roles, CIO staff writer Sharon Florentine recommends a forward-looking workforce plan that is developed collaboratively with executives & IT teams for the best results to fill the following hot jobs.
Developing collaboration and a social media strategy and directing collaboration among teams are urgent needs today with rapidly advancing mobile and social technologies. Employers need to understand social media collaboration to be able to participate effectively with employees, customers, and partners in the social media realm. CEB advises employers that candidates need marketing, communications, and behavioral sciences knowledge and education such as organizational psychology to step into this role and successfully guide their organizations in social arenas.
Andrew Horne, the managing director of CEB says that technology brokers are needed to rein in the purchase and use of apps by departments outside of IT, provide buying advice and negotiating support, and make sure apps are compatible with existing systems. Candidates will need sales, business development, procurement, or IT provider management experience to help their organizations make the best IT purchases and implementations.
Candidates with experience in market research or financial research, or in analytics and statistics, are needed to help organizations understand and best utilize the information in their reports and statistics to drive business and strategic decisions. This role is a sort of hybrid of big data coach, technologist, and consultant to develop effective management reports.
Legacy enterprise tech is often not user-friendly, and negatively affects productivity. A user experience guru will help the organization understand and improve the user experience of its systems and work to improve collaboration and productivity.
The increase in cloud usage means an increase in the number of non-IT business leaders purchasing their own applications and software packages. Cloud integration specialists with traditional IT backgrounds can help their organizations understand the back-end systems and new cloud-based technologies for the best results.
IT-as-a-service has created the need for a senior role with experience in business engagement, technology sales and marketing, and service delivery to integrate business, information, and technology for end-to-end IT services. IT needs a captain to help it adapt to support business needs, current practices, and new and emerging technologies to benefit the organization.
Top Areas for IT Hiring
IT hiring is hot across all industries and regions, but there are certain areas where it is white hot. Some of the fastest growing cities for IT jobs are in Raleigh, N.C.; Hartford, Conn.; and Denver, Colo. According to tech jobs site Dice, of metro areas with at least 500 jobs listed on their site, five regions saw the greatest job-growth increases:
Dice reports that three out of four hiring managers plan to hire for IT positions this year. The key drivers for tech hiring include advances in mobile, social, big data, cloud, and security-related services that businesses need to stay secure and competitive.