Tech Cities Job Watch Q2 2017
The Tech Cities Job Watch report is a quarterly tracker of hiring demand and salary trends in the technology sector and provides employers with a barometer of these changing workforce dynamics.
The report focuses on five key disciplines, including: Big Data, Cloud, IT Security, Mobile and Web Development. Each issue also takes a closer look at a specific discipline, with Cloud being the main focus of the W2 2017 report. Key findings in this quarter include:
- Demand for Cloud skills soared by 97.7% but salaries have stagnated since Q2 2016
- Salaries for permanent Cloud professionals increased by just 2.71% (YoY) from £57,331 to £58,885, while contractor day rates remained at £482 for the same period
- Cloud skills have transitioned from being one of the hottest tech trends to being an integral part of the day-to-day operations, with businesses seeking fewer niche IT professionals.
These results demonstrate that the demand for Cloud professionals and skills are up, but restricted pay growth signals a much more complex market than we have seen previously. This is to be expected to a certain extent as the market matures and organisations present more diverse Cloud requirements. With Cloud skills having transitioned to being an integral part of the day-to-day operations for IT departments across the board, this has influenced both the demand and remuneration for Cloud skills.
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