Tag Archives: Information technology

Canadian IT Employers Use Contract Work to Circumvent Skill Shortage

In a recent Hays Canada survey, 67% of IT employers reported moderate-to-extreme skill shortages, a problem tempering many corporate hiring strategies in 2015. Although permanent staffing will likely rise this year—half of respondents intend to expand their workforces—a lack of specialized … Continue reading

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Market Watch: Hot IT Jobs in 2015

Results from the 2015 ComputerWorld Forecast Survey are in. Of the 194 IT executives questioned, a quarter intends to increase IT staff in the New Year, particularly in areas associated with infrastructure expansion. The chart below summarizes the results, ranking … Continue reading

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Market Value Gains for IT Skills in North America

The Q2-2014 IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index, produced and distributed by Foote Partners, reports fifth-consecutive market gains for both certified and non-certified IT skills. In terms of salary, research shows that employed professionals received modest pay increases for numerous … Continue reading

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Can IT Training Land You a Higher Salary?

Our recent post “Where to Next? The Workforce or Classroom” discusses the value of experience over education. As much as it’s hard to gauge the preference of one employer, staying up-to-date in your field can only improve your candidacy for … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Programming Languages of 2014

IT professionals need to seize every advantage when career hunting. Despite the importance of soft skills and experience, workers can surpass their competition by adding a few new programming languages to their resume. But which language to start with? Below … Continue reading

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Job-Hopping in the Tech Industry: Good or Bad?

Only one decade ago, employers viewed job-hopping negatively. Those carrying a short, hefty employment history looked indecisive, incompatible and undependable. In other words, such candidates were unfit for hiring. Today, however, companies not only forgive job-hopping, but many also appreciate … Continue reading

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Integrated Infrastructure/Platforms and Networking Market Developments

According to a recent IDC report, the global revenue for Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms increased 46.6% between 2012 and 2013, equalling roughly $7.6 billion by fourth quarter. Under this category, data storage also rose 78.6%. Last year alone, Integrated Platforms … Continue reading

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