Two IT skills in demand
HELP desk and project management experience are in demand by employers who want to hire information and communications technology workers, an industry survey finds.
The latest SkillsMatch ICT Skills Dashboard reveals jobseekers should focus on upskilling in these two areas if they want to have a better chance of being hired.
The Dashboard, conducted by Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association, finds there are on average seven suitable candidates for each role which is advertised, compared with an average of nine candidates for every role at the same time last year.
But only two of the top 10 skills in demand by employers are being offered by candidates.
Chief executive Julie Mills says the opportunities for a good job are there for candidates.
‘‘With the number of suitable candidates for each role decreasing, job seekers who can offer employers the skills they are looking for are at an advantage,’’ she says.
‘‘However, there is still little correlation between the skills employers are requesting and those offered by candidates.’’
The Dashboard finds it takes an average of 25.7 working days for employers to fill a vacancy.