By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Digital transformation is increasing demand for skills in key technology areas including cyber security, cloud services, data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and converged infrastructure, according to a report to be released by research firm International Data Corp (IDC) with sponsorship from networking technology company Cisco. The 20 most significant IT roles, according to the report, are: Network/systems administrator ,Network engineer/architect,Security management specialist,Systems analyst,Cyber/information security engineer/analyst,Data engineer,Database architect,Data scientist,Transformation consultant,Computer support specialist,IoT designer/developer/engineer,Business intelligence architect/developer.Business intelligence analyst,Software developer/engineer,Change management,Machine learning designer/developer/engineer,Mobile applications developer,Social media tech manager/administrator,UI/UX designer/developer,Web developer.The report said IT organizations are developing and hiring people to fill roles in the high-demand areas today. These roles also represent the future of IT, it said, as they will add more than five million positions worldwide by 2027. There are currently shortages for many of these roles today.
According to the IT employment outlook survey conducted by Experis IT ManpowerGroup India.Hiring plans of the Indian IT companies will edge up during the April-September period as labour market outlook is optimistic, reportedly says a survey. Indian IT employers will continue to be net hirers in the next two quarters, The survey of Indian IT employers across India indicates that IT hiring intentions will edge up for the period April-September 2018, it said. Labour market outlook is quite optimistic and therefore, IT professionals can expect reasonable opportunities, the survey said."Our research findings clearly indicate the intention towards recruiting millennials for the new age technology disruption that the world is seeing today. With the rapid pace of technology adoption, organizations need pre trained agile workforce that is productive from day one."There remains a significant skill gap between the desired and the actual hands on IT professionals, lack of available skillsets being the major roadblock,”reportedly said Manmeet Singh, President, Experis, ManpowerGroup India.Indian IT employers express an upturn in their hiring intentions as they turn the corner post last year's relaxed phase. The survey has reported a positive net employment outlook of over 52% for the period April September 2018. Major hiring is expected to happen for the junior and mid-level while contemplating minimal jobs in the senior slab, the survey said. "With bullish hiring sentiments for the upcoming two quarters, the Indian IT companies are changing their core strategy with the vision to get new blood and fresh ideas in the technology ecosystem,” it added.Majority of the employers said they want trained freshers in the system, most companies will secure at least 5% of their jobs for trained IT grads. While most of the companies are now looking for that fresh talent in the market that is up-skilled already with the latest technologies and is ready to hit the ground, a lot of companies still want candidates with 1-2 years of experience, the Experis survey said. with more than 100 employers reported highest hiring intention for the upcoming 6 months with a net employment outlook of over 27%.The IT companies contribute substantially to employment in India as the industry has an ever growing set of start-ups (5,000-5,200) and many of these are working on very niche technologies AI, blockchain, robotics, among others.Do not under estimate power of common man and freelance recruiters . IT companies need to recruit the recruiters and partner with Freelance Recruiters / small and effective search firms / recruiting or staffing agencies / recruiting vendors if they want to be super successful. Freelance Recruiters will have Good understanding of recruitment business and Good communication skills and Ability to work on complex requirements and they must have subscription to candidate database like naukri.com, moster.com or timesjob.com. Freelance recruiters work on recruitment mandates and earn revenue by placing candidates in companies across industries and profiles. The freelance recruiters will work from home on requirements posted by clients (recruitment firms and other organizations).Do you have the passion to excel, urge to be creative, a never-ending thirst for knowledge and the desire to grow? Then, Indian ICT companies are the right place for you because they focus on building a culture of innovation and breakthrough thinking, which results in value creation. The work environment and corporate culture ensures your personal and professional development along with the overall growth of their organizations.