Best and Worst Places to Recruit Cloud Computing Skills

Cloud computing skill sets continue to be in high demand by employers in the US. Today, we wanted to look at the current recruiting conditions, on average across the US. In addition, we want to give you a competitive edge by sharing some of the best and worst places to currently be sourcing this talent.

Across the US, there are currently more than 1,200 employers hiring for cloud computing skills. These job ads remain online for an average of 44 days, or just over 6 weeks. Our Hiring Scale shows that these jobs will be very hard-to-fill, scoring a 90 (out of a possible 99.) Also, the map below shows that most major metro areas are shaded in orange and red, meaning that those locations will be among the hardest to fill. With only a few cities shown in green, there aren't too many places where better conditions are likely to exist.

Hiring Scales for Cloud Computing Skilled Professionals in the United States

Hiring Scale for Cloud Computing Professionals in the US
Source: WANTED Analytics

Below are the 10 metro areas that are currently likely to have the best experiencing the most difficult conditions for recruiting cloud computing talent. In these areas, there is likely to be fierce competition from employers and staffing firms to attract enough potential candidates and will likely see longer average posting periods. For example, the average posting period in Baltimore is over 7 weeks, a week longer than the national average.

10 Metro Areas with the Most Difficult Conditions for Recruiting Cloud Computing Skills:

  1. Jacksonville, FL
  2. Baltimore-Towson, MD
  3. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
  4. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
  5. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  6. Richmond, VA
  7. Manchester-Nashua, NH
  8. Charleston-North Charleston, SC
  9. Columbia, MO
  10. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC
Below are the 10 locations that are currently likely to have the best conditions for recruiting cloud computing talent. This doesn't necessarily mean that these jobs will be easy-to-fill here, but recruiters are likely to see less competition from other employers. By sourcing candidates from these cities, Recruiters are likely to have larger talent pools to source from and fill job faster than average. For example, the average posting period in Ventura, CA is about 1 week shorter than the national average. Some employers may want to consider sourcing and relocating a new employee if they are able to fill jobs faster and reduce their cost-per-hire. This is a strategy that HR professionals and hiring managers should discuss as plans for finding talent are developed.

10 Metro Areas with the Least Difficult Conditions for Recruiting Cloud Computing Skills:

  1. Rocky Mount, NC
  2. Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown, NC
  3. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
  4. Lynchburg, VA
  5. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
  6. Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR
  7. Johnson City, TN
  8. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
  9. Champaign-Urbana, IL
  10. Provo-Orem, UT
Are you recruiting for cloud computing professionals? Find out what the Hiring Scale score is in your city and the best places for you to find qualified potential candidates with a free trial of WANTED Analytics!

Already an Analytics user? Log in and search for "cloud computing" in the the skills filter. Don't forget to add your location and other criteria, and generate a Talent Sourcing Report to share with hiring managers to develop your recruiting strategy.