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Quarterly Insights from the Technology Market

Technology | Review

Written by Annalise Neal
Apr 17, 2019
Submitted by Annalise Neal on Wed, 04/17/2019 - 02:59

Welcome to your quarterly update on the Technology market, where we provide you with insights from both the previous and upcoming quarters.


Market Trends

What were the market trends for last quarter?

As we end the first quarter in 2019, we have seen an increase in demand for developers with languages such as Java, Reactjs, Angular and .Net. Companies are also looking for candidates who have experience with AWS, cloud computing and solution architecture skill set. In the month of March alone, we hit double digits in clients requiring contract Test Manager/Test Analyst - companies are looking for contractors who are agile and can take on full responsibility for the project's success. For further insights in the contracting space, be sure to read the latest version of the MMK Contract Collective.

Skills in Demand

What are the major skills in demand?

Languages such as golang, java and angularjs are high in demand currently. Also in demand are solutions architects and security architects with AWS experience. Look through some of the outstanding talent profiles from our database to find candidates with those skills.

What are the skill gap shortages?

There is a strong need for cybersecurity professionals, the number of cybersecurity jobs is growing three times faster than other tech jobs. However, the demand outweighs the supply.

Also the growing need for Azure skills is fuelling a job market for Azure-skilled professionals. As cloud continues to be adopted by businesses, demand for jobs citing Microsoft Azure continues to rise.

Market Outlook

What is the outlook for the next quarter?

As a result, we expect the spike in demand for contractors within development, testing and architecture to continue in the second quarter, with many organisations looking for a quick turnaround on recruitment to get delivery started ASAP.

Many businesses are also increasing their security investments or elevating their security focus, firms will realize that they must be proactive in probing for weaknesses or detecting possible breaches. This will involve new skills such as penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and security analytics.


Q1 2019 Technology Job Statistics Q1 2019 Technology Candidate Statistics

Top roles in demand 

  1. Software Engineer
  2. Full Stack Developer

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