1. Third Platform Skills:
Companies that are offering Big Data and cloud services are looking to expand their third platform capabilities to meet clients requirements of social and mobile needs. The competition for professionals with third platform knowledge is intense. Statistical reports suggest that third platform will acquire over 50 per cent of IT sector by 2020. Employers today are looking for talented professionals who can build, implement and manage data analysis platforms like Hadoop. The demand for data scientists and analysts is going to high in this year.
2. Middle Managers:
The demand for middle managers is rapidly increasing. Few years back, the availability of middle engineers was high but there was no demand in job sector. In today’s market, organisations have goal of scaling the company, they are looking for middle managers with engineering expertise. IT consulting firms have growing demand for technology executives. IT organisations believe that experiences leaders can help in scaling up the company. Employers are looking for professionals with emotional intelligence who have collaborative nature and technical expertise.
3. Leadership, Teamwork and Problem Solving Skills:
The demand for project managers, team leaders and line managers is growing. Employers are looking for professionals with fundamental knowledge of data science and engineering. Mid-size organisations are looking for professionals with qualities like, leadership, teamwork ability, communication skills, analytics and problem solving abilities. Communication skills and ability to work in team are on the top of employers' hiring attributes these days.
Diversity is a major initiative for tech companies. Google has just 17 per cent female employees, other major tech companies like Hispanic, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, eBay and Pinterest are also followed by law enforcement. Intel recently announced its plan to improve gender ratio within company’s U.S. operations. The company has kept the budget of 300 million dollars for next five years to achieve the gender and racial diversity. Companies are coming up with sponsorship and scholarship offerings to meet the target of gender diverse workforce.