When you think about IT jobs, there is a perception that there is a hot bed of opportunity in tech companies. While the latest innovation is certainly creating an IT boom, non-tech companies are also relying on these services to run their daily operations.
Recently, CEB released a new study of IT job creation and found that non-tech companies like manufacturing and health care will actually outpace the IT sector when it comes to hiring through 2018.
The report analyzed more than 900 cities and 1,000 skills and found that currently, 33.7 percent of the IT workforce is in the information technology sector. Through 2018, the forecast shows that the percentage will remain the same within a couple percentage points. That means that two-thirds of tech workers are in sectors outside the traditional realm.
"As technology-enabled products and services become more important to the innovation agenda of companies not traditionally defined as IT companies, both the demand and the supply of IT talent is growing beyond historical state and city IT talent hubs such as San Francisco or Seattle," the report said.
This also means that many companies that are not familiar with technology systems are going to be looking to hire IT workers. A smarter move should be for these companies to partner with an experienced IT solution provider that can answer current challenges in an effective way.
Quality VARs and MSPs that work with VAR Staffing are able to identify and recruit the impactful talent that is needed to meet all of today's technology challenges.