With a recent need for IT recruiting, the bargaining power has fallen into the laps of those looking for IT jobs as well as those who are technical recruiters. Companies in “second-tier high tech locations” now have to fight for IT resources that are otherwise going to be courted by companies in Silicon Valley.
Therefore, companies will need to re-evaluate their IT recruiting strategies in order to attract as well as retain skilled employees. By utilizing IT staffing agencies, these companies can ultimately reach more people, thus increasing their chance of filling their IT jobs.
As for those looking for IT jobs, this obviously is good news as it opens up new opportunities and drives demand. When there is a demand, salaries increase. Many IT contactors have been forced to take pay cuts or remain in stagnant positions in order to weather the recent economic storm. In addition, as budgets open up, so do opportunities for exposure to new technologies. Exposure to the latest and greatest technologies also equates to higher pay rates and salaries. Therefore, for many reasons, it’s important for IT consultants to remain on top of technology.
Utilize AVID Technical Resources or other IT staffing companies to help find your next position.
Check out the Wall Street Journal article Silicon Valley Rebound Pressures tech Hiring: