In the Denver job market, technology professionals with specific expertise may find their job prospects more plentiful these days. IT recruiters at Robert Half Technology say some of this hiring demand is a result of organizations kicking off new technology initiatives in 2015. Many companies are also seeking to fill open headcount requisitions.
“Denver continues to be a hub for new companies and startup organizations, and many of them are investing in initiatives that require IT professionals with a range of skills,” said Ted Hellmuth, division director of Robert Half Technology in Denver. More specifically, IT recruiters on his team are seeing a strong demand for technology professionals with certain skill sets. “In the marketplace today, there is intense competition for top talent with network administration, security and desktop support experience." These insights are based on the countless interim and full-time placements made each week by his team of IT recruiters.
A recent survey of Denver-area chief information officers (CIOs) further supports their observations. Twice a year, Robert Half Technology asks Denver CIOs to share their tech hiring plans for the upcoming six-month period. The survey revealed that 18 percent of CIOs plan to expand their IT teams from January to June this year.
An impediment to CIOs’ plans, however, is a shortage of available technology talent in the Denver market. Sixty-two percent of CIOs in Denver said it’s somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT talent today. They expressed the most difficulty in filling positions in these functional roles:
- Database management (19 percent)
- Security (15 percent)
- Networking (13 percent)
This is good news for job seekers experienced in these functional areas!
For more details, read the full IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Denver.
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