2016 is in full swing and so is the job hunting season. If you plan to look for new IT jobs this year, IT recruiters and IT staffing companies are seeing a plethora of new jobs. If you’re still polishing up your resume and skills before you start working with IT recruiting firms, plenty of sites have put out predictions for the skills that will be most in demand. For programmers, these are projected to be top languages in demand 2016 (as predicted by Coding Dojo’s blog):
Ruby on Rails
The top programming language isn’t much of a surprise to IT staffing agencies or IT professionals. SQL is ubiquitous for a few reasons, but the explosion in the need for mobile apps could be a big factor. Whatever the reason, most IT recruiting agencies are working on a job that requires it at any given time.
What is a bit of a surprise is how far in popularity Ruby on Rails has slipped in the last few years. This is apparently due to an over saturation in the market of qualified programmers who can confidently tell IT staffing firms they’ve got the language under their belt.
If you’re looking to increase your technical skills, consider adding a few of these languages — it just might help widen your options for IT roles in 2016!
About AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.