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Posted by Dave Brown, Hays EVP, on Friday, Jan 15, 2016
The US IT and technology market is considered one of the largest in the world and is likely to remain so as analysts forecast that, in 2016, the US tech sector will have one of the fastest growth rates globally.
Which industries will see the most demand?
As such, IT staffing is highly competitive and demand for experienced candidates continues to grow across a range of disciplines. Key areas of demand are security, mobile, web, database and software development, all of which drive business growth. This is demonstrated by employer survey respondents, with 55 percent projecting an increase in business activity over the upcoming six to 12 months.
Key industries experiencing such high activity include banking and financial services, telecommunications, not-for-profit, healthcare and insurance. Employers across all of these industries have plans to increase their IT headcount in the coming three to six months, both with full time and contract staff.
It’s an exciting time to be in IT in the US. The telecommunications industry is going through a change, where everything is moving to the web, creating new challenges and opportunities for IT professionals.
Employers in the banking and financial services industry are focusing on anti-money laundering, reducing their risk portfolio, and working with sub-sects introducing mobile pay. In the not-for-profit industry, as defense budgets continue to increase, investment in security is clearly the main area of focus.
In industries such as insurance, the internet is changing how service is being delivered, forcing these businesses to look at the user experience they are providing, moving a portion of their service offering to the online and mobile space.
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