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The Three Most Difficult Technology Jobs to Hire for Right Now

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Posted by Jacquillia Hooper

October 13, 2016

Talent_Supply_Demand_Yoh_Blog.pngRecruiting for technical talent hasn't been easy, and it doesn't show any signs of letting up. With the help of real-time data aggregated by Career Builder, one of the top used career sites, let's dive into the toughest tech jobs to fill, and what you can do to gain the upper hand. 

The fact of the matter is, the best technical candidates are typically off the market in 10 days. As such, tensions in the IT community continue to deepen as one fundamental problem remains: there simply are not enough candidates for the number of open positions. 

As a workforce solutions provider to one of the top technical companies in the Philadelphia area, I had to identify why the top tech talent demand supersedes the supply of candidates. I discovered a number of technical candidates and job postings have originated and continue to dominate on the west coast. That combined with the explosion of the technology market in areas like mobile development and eCommerce, the need for IT professionals has accelerated over the past decade. 

 

The Three Most Difficult Technology Positions to Source & Hire Right Now

When it comes to developing a recruiting strategy for tech professionals, throw all conventional methods out the door. Unlikely to be sourced by a job board or LinkedIn, to have a successful technology recruiting program, it's all about creating a strong network as well as forecasting hiring needs. 

With this in mind, here are the top three most difficult technology position to source and hire for. 

 

devops

DevOps (A clipped compound of development and operations) is a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. 

The data below demonstrates the DevOps candidate and hiring markets over the last three months throughout the United States. 

 

DevOps Candidates Supply & No. of Current Job Postings

Candidate supply of DevOps professionals is incredibly low when compared to the current number of jobs posted. On a scale of 100 (with 100 being the easiest to recruit for), DevOps candidates come in at a score of 43. 

 

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Top Keywords Used in DevOps Job Titles

Wondering how you can get your job description in front of the right candidates? Try using one of these popular keywords used in recently posted jobs for DevOps professionals. 

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DevOps Resume Sourcing & Compensation

Is your organization's compensation package on par with the national average? Take a look at the average salary range and how difficult it is to search for and find DevOp candidate resumes.

 

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Big Data Developers

Big data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate.

Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying, updating and information privacy. Hadoop, Splunk, Tableau.

 

Big Data Developers Candidates Supply & No. of Current Job Postings

On par with DevOps professionals, the candidate supply of big data developers is low when compared to the current number of active jobs postings. On a scale of 100 (with 100 being the easiest to recruit for), big data developers rank 48 when it comes to hiring outlook. 

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Top Keywords Used in Big Data Developer Job Titles

Wondering how you can get your job description in front of the right candidates? Try using one of these popular keywords used in recently posted jobs for big data developers. 

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Big Data Developer Resume Sourcing & Compensation

Is your organization's compensation package on par with the national average? Take a look at the average salary range and how difficult it is to search for and find big data developer candidate resumes.

 

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Java DEVELOPERS

Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA), meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation.

 

Java Developers Candidates Supply & No. of Current Job Postings

While java developers come in at the "easiest" to recruit for out of our top three, the hiring indicator ranks these candidates at a difficulty score of 51; making it somewhat easier to source and hire java developers. 

 

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Top Keywords Used in Java Developer Job Titles

Wondering how you can get your job description in front of the right candidates? Try using one of these popular keywords used in recently posted jobs for java developers. 

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Java Developer Resume Sourcing & Compensation

Is your organization's compensation package on par with the national average? Take a look at the average salary range and how difficult it is to search for and find java developer candidate resumes.

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About the Author: Jacquillia Hooper has been aligning exceptional talent with extraordinary organizations for exciting career opportunities for over 12 years. She excels at business development within the human capital space and utilizes her broad depth of experience to manage Fortune 100 corporations as the Strategic Account Director for Yoh. She resides in the Greater Philadelphia area with her family and enjoys archery in her free time. If you wish to discuss an existing or upcoming staffing opportunity with Jacquillia, please contact her directly at Jacquillia.Hooper@yoh.com.

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