Are you an IT professional with cloud computing experience? Your skills may be in demand. But if you're a Recruiter looking for an IT professional with cloud skills, you are likely to see stormy weather ahead. In August, more than 10,000 online IT job ads required cloud computing training, experience, or knowledge – an 80% increase compared to the same month in 2011. With more than 1,800 employers advertising to attract these skills, Recruiters are likely to see fierce competition and difficulties with attracting and retaining this skilled talent.
4 Year Hiring Trend for Cloud Computing Skills in IT Job Ads
When we looked at the heat map of our Hiring Scales™, we saw just how difficult recruiting is likely to be. Most metro areas in the below map are shaded in red and orange, with just a few yellow cities. This means that cloud computing jobs are likely to be hard-to-fill. Even the cities with the best overall conditions (shown in yellow) won't necessarily find these jobs easy to fill – they will just be less difficult than what many of their counterparts will experience in other cities.
We thought it would be interesting to examine a little more about the conditions in the best and worst places to find cloud computing talent. After all, if you are recruiting for one of these open positions, you need to know where to look!
|Locations with the Least Difficult Overall Recruiting Conditions||Locations with the Most Difficult Overall Recruiting Conditions|
Again, the locations with the least difficult conditions for sourcing cloud computing talent may not find these jobs easy-to-fill. However, many of these locations will see a shorter average posting period for their job ads. For example, in Fort Collins, employers leave job ads online for IT professionals with cloud computing skills for 42 days – or 6 weeks. This means that it will take Recruiters about 6 weeks on average in this area to advertise their jobs, collect resumes, and prepare to interview candidates.
Hiring Scale for Cloud Computing Jobs in Fort Collins, CO
On the other hand, Recruiters in the more difficult locations are likely to spend longer sourcing candidates and see more competition from other employers. For example, the average posting period in Baltimore is 7.3 weeks. However, if you are recruiting in Baltimore for an IT position that requires cloud computing skills, there are some places you can look to find additional talent. Looking at some nearby locations with less demand, yet still have sizable talent pools may be an option. For instance, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Richmond, Virginia may be potential sources. By targeting your job ads to attract candidates from these areas, you are likely to see less competition from other employers and may be able to fill job openings faster and easier.
Do you have "tricks" for sourcing this hard-to-recruit talent? Let us know in the comments below!
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