Recent reports by insurance staffing and consulting companies indicate that the majority of insurers will be increasing staff this year due to a stabilizing landscape. Insurers are putting special emphasis on recruiting IT professionals. Gregory Jacobson of Jacobson Group, an insurance staffing company, says, "The difficulty of recruiting IT people has increased." Insurance Networking News attributes this to previous hiring freezes and an older workforce that is nearing retirement and leaving a skills gap. It becomes even more difficult to recruit IT professionals when specific sectors require a combination of their industry knowledge and IT skills.
Below is our Hiring Scale™ heat map that displays national difficulty levels of recruiting for Insurance IT positions. Across the US, it is very hard-to-fill these jobs. Scranton-Wilkes Barre, PA will experience the least difficulty recruiting for these positions because this area has a lower job ad volume in relation to the size of the qualified candidate supply. In San Francisco, CA, Recruiters will experience the most difficult recruiting conditions, possibly due to large competition for talent in the nation's technology capital.
The most advertised Insurance IT positions include:
- Project Manager
- Information Technology Project Manager
- Senior Business Analyst
- Senior Project Manager
- Information Technology Professional
- Business Analyst
- Senior Information Technology Project Manager
- Business Systems Analyst
- Senior Business Systems Analyst
- Java Developer
The skills most demanded for these positions are:
- Project Management
- Standard Query Language (SQL)
- Software Development
- Oracle Java
- Microsoft Office
Offering a competitive salary and recruiting in areas with the best hiring conditions including Spartanburg, SC or Scranton, PA can reduce the difficulty level of filling these positions.
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