2019 Job Outlook for Indy Tech Professionals is High

2019 Job Outlook for Indy Tech Professionals is High

The 2019 outlook for Indianapolis tech professionals is bright, according to Robert Half Technology’s latest report on the state of tech hiring. Findings from our most recent survey revealed the following:

  • Optimism is high: 62% of Indianapolis IT hiring managers plan to hire during the first half of 2019; 97% are confident in their company’s plans for growth.
  • Contractors are key: 60% have made plans to hire project professionals to help keep special initiatives on track.
  • Urgent need for skills: Local professionals with these skills are most immediately needed: cybersecurity, cloud security, business intelligence, ERP implementation, cloud architecture, cloud computing and wireless network management.
  • Challenges remain: 85% of Indy IT hiring managers report challenges finding skilled IT talent. The hardest areas to fill: software development, security, database management and applications development.
  • Priorities revealed: Maintaining the security of company systems; innovating and helping to grow the business; and managing cloud-based initiatives ranked the highest among local companies.

“Available tech talent is still in short supply,” said Lisa Maloney, branch manager for Robert Half Technology in Indianapolis. “As more companies implement AI, automation and data analysis to improve sales and productivity, demand for professionals with data analytics, development and support experience will remain. More local businesses are extending their operating hours which is creating demand for software support analysts and call-center help desk specialists.”

“Additionally, we’re seeing more companies continue to offer flexible work schedules, telecommuting options and professional development training to be more competitive in the market outside of standard benefits and salary,” continued Maloney. “Many businesses are catching on to the fact that a speedy hiring process is crucial to securing top tech talent.”

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