There’s some good news for professionals in the field of Information Technology (IT). An exclusive survey conducted by Experis IT (HR consulting wing of ManpowerGroup), revealed that employers in the tech industry expect hiring activities to go up to 76% from December 2016 until March 2017, across the country, with a considerable number of companies opting for contractual talent.
It comes despite some uncertainty prevailing in the industry owing to President Donald Trump’s earlier campaign to curb outsourcing in the US as well as industry body NASSCOM expecting a lower growth in single digit.
The survey findings further revealed that software development is the area that would be pretty much in demand; and on the other hand, those possessing a combination of complex and niche skills would be most sought-after. Experts are of the opinion that due to an emergence of automation and artificial intelligence there will be constant upskilling and reskilling of job seekers. It would be of particular relevance because as employers have earlier reported trouble in filling positions because of talent shortage and gaps in certain skillsets.
Highest hiring intention was reported for candidates in the mid-level experience slab, with 24% of the total individual surveyed affirming NET skill would lead the demand over the next few months. Remarkably, 22% of IT firms are looking for job candidates with multiple skillsets—a combination of niche and complex IT skills.
As per Manpower’s global talent shortage survey, roughly 48% of Indian employers interviewed, found difficulty in filling job positions; and IT professionals tops the chart. So, to tide over the shortage in skilled talent, firms are increasingly opting for the contractual hiring of IT professionals.
The survey paints a bright picture even when the domestic IT industry is facing several challenges.