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By December 9, 2019 at 10:00am

THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN SEATTLE

Q3 and Q4 2019

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND:

1. Cybersecurity
2. Business intelligence
3. ERP implementation
4. Cloud security
5. Cloud architecture

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED …

65% plan to expand their teams.
30% plan to fill only vacant positions.
92% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area.
97% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth.

96% will bring on project-based IT employees. Below are the top reasons:

Consultants are part of our hiring strategy 69%
When there’s a sudden vacancy 63%
For especially busy times 47%
When a skill does not exist internally 37%
For unplanned, time-sensitive projects 34%

Multiple responses allowed.

TOP BUSINESS CONCERNS

1. Maintaining security of IT systems
2. Investing in new technologies
3. Cloud projects/initiatives

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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