The State of Tech Hiring in Chicago

By on December 9, 2019 at 10:00am

THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN CHICAGO

FIRST HALF OF 2020

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND

1. Cybersecurity
2. Cloud
3. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation; Mobile development*
4. DevOps; Website development/website design*
5. Blockchain, Virtualization*

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED …

71% plan to expand their teams
95% plan to bring on project-based professionals
86% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area
95% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth

 

TOP STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

1. Maintaining security of IT systems
2. Automating processes to increase productivity and reduce costs
3. Innovation and investing in new technologies
4. Cloud initiatives
5. Digital transformation initiatives

 

TOP STAFFING PRIORITIES

1. Attracting new talent
2. Retaining existing team*
3. Training and upskilling employees*
4. Diversifying recruiting strategies
5. Matching internal salaries to market rates
6. Streamlining hiring process

*Denotes a tie

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 2,800 IT decision makers in 28 major U.S. markets.

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