By Jessica Jewell
Tech professionals remain in high demand through 2012, said a recent survey by Dice.com. The survey states 65 percent of hiring professionals surveyed indicated their companies or clients look to add technology professionals in H1 2012.
A recent CDW survey said, "Seventy-six percent of 1,045 IT decision-makers polled plan to replace or install new hardware for some portion of their enterprises. Their top spending priorities are PCs (60 percent), security (55 percent), cloud computing (50 percent), virtualization (41 percent) and mobility (39 percent).”
CompTIA details high-demand gigs for the IT world coming up in 2012:
“IT security professionals - The high cost of data breaches and securing cloud environments has renewed employers' interest in information security professionals.
Software developers -- The expansion of mobile computing, cloud computing and business intelligence has increased the need for these professionals.
IT leadership positions -- These jobs include business relationship managers, and IT consultants who can sell and deliver services.
IT managers and directors - These professionals are needed for two key areas:
Infrastructure -- Specialists who can help develop company policies to maintain and secure an infrastructure that supports a growing number of mobile devices.
Applications -- Specialists who can help determine which applications should be developed or modified to serve this growing number of mobile devices.”
Recruiters are crucial in the American IT industry climate.
Why Scott Nash?
Scott Nash brings the knowledge required for IT efficiency, uniqueness, cost-effective services, reduction of managed costs, leveraged resources, risk reduction, competitive edge outside your internal departments, Security and reduced soft cost with local resources, providing the best solution for IT staffing needs.
His experience includes long and short term on-site consulting for savings in benefits, recruiting, payroll services, and personnel administration will increase profits and decrease fixed operational costs.
Project staffing permits customers to make better utilization of their internal staff, while outsourcing complex projects or special non-recurring needs. Better utilization of internal staff leads to satisfied users, increased productivity, and lower costs. Most corporate recruiters cover between 20-40 openings, with some supporting up to 100 positions. As a result, recruiters don’t have the opportunity to spend the quality time recruiting that they would like. A recruiter can’t effectively and proactively support 40 openings.
Next year offers more opportunity for clients to find the best fit for their staffing needs with the help of IT staffing agencies.
Nash, working with SmartSource, a key IT staffing solutions group has ascended as a voice in the marketplace to attract the top players. Nash has the network, experience, and professionalism to source passive candidates and approach them in a professional manner with opportunities in your company that may be of interest them. Scott, in partnership with SmartSource can help with you to find well-qualified engineering and technical personnel.
With 20 years of experience, Nash specializes in IT service delivery models and domestic outsourcing of IT services. He provides solutions for labor in relation to; contract-to-hire, staff augmentation and direct hire for IT managers and HR departments.
What’s Hot in IT Staffing
Nash’s staffing niche ranges from high-end tech, sales professionals such as:
Virtualization & Storage engineers server, storage, data management and Citrix Systems, Eaton, EMC VNXe, HP ESSN, IBM, VMware BMC software.
Telecom engineers Cisco CCIE, CCVP, UCCE
Microsoft Engineers: Active Directory, Exchange & Clustering
Data center & Server engineers
Help Desk/Desktop/Technical Support engineers
POS & Field service engineers
Configuration & IMAC & Apple certified technicians
Network/Wireless and security engineers
ERP Business Analyst
Business Intelligence Analyst
IT Management executive
Services sales executives
Networking Presales Engineer
Allscripts PM & consultant
Nextgen electronic medical record (EMR) and ( EPM) professionals
Epic Ambulatory Project Manager
Epic ClinDoc Solutions Consultant
In addition to routers and switches, Firewall, UCS servers, IP Telephony, Storage and Virtualization, Left Hand/HP, NetApp, EMC, VMWare.
Nash’s experience placing qualified professionals in their respective fields has clients returning again and again.
Current IT Salary Ranges
Salaries are high for the field, with a multitude of openings, the marketplace is prime.
Information Week reports:
Data Modeler: $80,750 - $111,250
Web Designer: $50,750 - $83,000
Web Developer: $58,000 - $94,250
Lead Application Developer: $85,000 - $117,500
Messaging Administrator: $59,750 - $87,000
Data Architect: $91,750 - $126,500
Data Warehouse Analyst: $82,500 - $111,500
CRM Business Analyst: $68,500 - $93,500
ERP Business Analyst: $71,250 - $98,250
Systems Integrator Consultant: $63,000 - $88,000
Business Intelligence Analyst: $82,500 - $116,250
Operations Manager: $58,750 - $81,750
Nash is dedicated to providing you highly skilled professionals whose skills are a good fit to your unique hiring requirements and workplace environment.
Nash’s experience with the workflow for technology recruiting demonstrates the results and accuracy your company is looking for in IT professionals.
Why the Demand for IT Staff?
There is demand for individuals in skilled trades, Internet technologies, engineers, sales managers and machine operators. Other hot positions include data warehousing and business intelligence professionals and quality assurance business analysts.
Despite the opportunities, U.S. colleges are producing fewer math and science-focus graduates. To compare in 1980, Math, Engineering and Computer Science grads comprised 11.1 percent of all graduates. Although in 2009, the numbers dropped significantly only claiming 8.9 percent of all graduates.
Skilled laborers are an aging population without enough new talent replacing them in the industry. According to Scott Mellands, “Future of Recruiting,” 40 percent of skilled laborers are due to retire within the next five years. Past positions were filled by Baby Boomers who are becoming the next senior citizens.
It’s not that there isn’t job security or a comfortable salary for those looking to step in to the IT job market. Unemployment figures in IT manufacturing are listed at 8.4 percent, well below the national unemployment rate. Additionally, average salaries for technology engineers range from $75,000 and $100,000.
U.S. Immigration policies are tightening since 911, issuing fewer visas to potential IT talent-seeking employment from abroad. BRIC has seen a boom in tech talent over recent years with many of these individuals seeking employment in the U.S. with less success over recent years, opening up opportunity to domestic talent.
This is good news for the IT professional seeking placement. Nash, with 20 years of background in IT and recruiting for IT managers and corporate IT departments has the expertise to help provide placement. Technology positions are due to see the largest increase in the labor market, with an average of 4.5 percent. Employment in professional and business services continued to expand in April 2011 with 51,000 jobs opening.
According to Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialty staffing firm says two-thirds of CIOs surveyed about the difficulty of hiring staff reported it was “very” or “somewhat” challenging.
IT job creators state it can average up to seven weeks to fill positions for skilled workers and managerial positions. Mid- and senior-level IT positions are amongst the most difficult to fill, particularly for companies who seek skilled tech professionals with an understanding of business strategy.
The demand for experienced mobile professionals will be a major trend next year, Half cites. A primary reason starting salaries for mobile applications developers will rise 9.1 percent to range between $85,000 and $122,500.
In most cases, professionals with specific skills — for example, AJAX, Java, SQL server — command premiums as high as 12 percent. Some areas like Silicon Valley, IT workers can get as much as 35 percent over the average starting salaries.
Call to Action
It is a strategic time for HR departments to collaborate with recruiters. With positions taking nearly two months to fill, and an ever-expanding industry, with higher demands everyday from the end-customers, it’s crucial to engage with recruiters to ensure domestic recruiting.
For more information on what options Scott Nash can provide for your company’s IT staffing needs, contact him at (630) 607-7203.