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By December 9, 2019 at 10:00am

THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN AUSTIN

Q3 and Q4 2019

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND:

1. Cybersecurity
2. Business intelligence; cloud architecture*
3. Cloud security
4. Cloud computing
5. Blockchain

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED …

75% plan to expand their teams.
23% plan to fill only vacant positions.
88% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area.
99% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth.

97% will bring on project-based IT employees. Below are the top reasons:

Consultants are part of our hiring strategy 64%
When there’s a sudden vacancy 53%
For especially busy times 44%
When a skill does not exist internally 39%
For unplanned, time-sensitive projects 34%

Multiple responses allowed.

TOP BUSINESS CONCERNS

1. Maintaining security of IT systems
2. Innovation or helping grow the business
3. Cloud projects/initiatives

*Denotes a tie

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 100 local IT decision makers from a stratified sample of companies with 100 or more employees.

© 2019 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans

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