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THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL
Q3 and Q4 2019
TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND:
|2. Cloud security; Cloud architecture*|
|3. Database management|
|4. Business intelligence|
|5. Cloud computing|
OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED …
|55% plan to expand their teams.|
|39% plan to fill only vacant positions.|
|88% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area.|
|94% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth.|
93% will bring on project-based IT employees. Below are the top reasons:
|Consultants are part of our hiring strategy 56%|
|When there’s a sudden vacancy 50%|
|For especially busy times 37%|
|When a skill does not exist internally 33%|
|For unplanned, time-sensitive projects 31%|
Multiple responses allowed.
TOP BUSINESS CONCERNS
|1. Maintaining security of IT systems|
|2. Investing in new technologies|
|3. Innovation or helping grow the business; Digital transformation 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.
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