The State of Tech Hiring in Canada

By June 27, 2019 at 5:09am

THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN CANADA

Q3 and Q4 2019

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND:

1. Cybersecurity
2. Cloud security
3. Business intelligence; cloud computing*
4. Cloud architecture
5. Database management; web development/design*

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED...

59% plan to expand their teams.
34% plan to fill only vacant positions.
82% say it's challenging to find IT talent in their area.
98% are confident in their company's prospects for growth.

94% will bring on project-based IT employees. Below are the top reasons:

Consultants are part of our hiring strategy 53%
When there's a sudden vacancy 53%
For especially busy times 42%
When a skill does not exist internally 32%
For unplanned, time-sensitive projects 27%

Multiple responses allowed.

TOP BUSINESS CONCERNS

1. Maintaining security of IT systems
2. Innovation or helping grow the business
3. Investing in new technologies

*Denotes a tie

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of more than 270 IT leaders in Canada from a stratified sample of companies with 100 or more employees

© 2019 Robert Half Technology

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