As Demand for Skilled IT Skyrockets, IT Projects & Work Orders Are Lagging

1.28.2014, Written by Andrew Kandels
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The 2014 IT outlooks is quite clear now, IT is in high demand and the demand is only getting stronger.  This is great news for highly skilled IT providers and service companies who can increasingly write their own check.  Meanwhile, the talent crunch means that, for many buyers, projects are experiencing delays and work order tasks are piling up.

Field Nation is ready to keep critical IT projects, roll-outs, upgrades, audits and installations on track by making them available to our highly skilled and widely distributed service provider marketplace.  Service Buyers should not let mission-critical projects slip simply because a recruiter cannot immediately come through or because your star employee left for greener pastures.  Engage Field Nation to help staff your project faster and deliver it better than you’ve experienced before.

According to DICE and Network World magazine, the crunch is especially severe in 12 top cities in the US where over 32,000 positions in total are in demand but unfulfilled.  If you’re a service provider, you should be taking advantage of these macro trends, especially in the locations mentioned in the article. Shravan Goli, President of Dice sums up the situation in the Network World article linked above saying, “The New Year should be ‘all systems go’ for tech professionals on the career front.  There aren’t many times when you can write your own ticket, but this consistent optimism and upward pressure on compensation means it’s time to capitalize…

If you find that you need to skill up in certain areas in order to qualify for different opportunities, engage our partners for training and professional development. They have great training programs often offered at a discount to Field Nation users.

According to this report on Robert Half Technology’s 2014 IT Hiring Forecast, “The majority [of CIOs] (63 percent) said it’s somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT professionals today, though that number is down from 68 percent in the last half of 2013. It is most challenging to find skilled talent in the functional areas of networking (17 percent), security (14 percent) and help desk/technical support (13 percent).