The State of Tech Hiring in Canada: First Half of 2020

By December 10, 2019 at 6:32am

THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN CANADA

FIRST HALF OF 2020

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND

1. Cybersecurity
2. Cloud
3. Business intelligence
4. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation
5. DevOps

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED…

54% plan to expand their teams
96% plan to bring on project-based professionals
87% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area
95% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth

TOP STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

1. Maintaining security of IT systems
2. Automating processes to increase productivity and reduce costs
3. Digital transformation initiatives
4. Innovation and investing in new technologies
5. Cloud initiatives

TOP STAFFING PRIORITIES

1. Training and upskilling employees
2. Attracting new talent
3. Retaining existing team
4. Diversifying recruiting strategies*
5. Streamlining hiring process*
6. Matching internal salaries to market rates

*Denotes a tie

Source: Robert half Technology survey of more than 270 IT decision makers in Canada

© 2019 Robert Half Technology

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