During April 2012, more than 12,000 cloud computing jobs were seen advertised online, according to WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Hiring increased almost 50% year-over-year when compared to April of 2011 and more than 275% versus April 2010.
Technology occupations saw the highest number of jobs. Some of the most commonly advertised cloud computing related job titles were Software Engineers, Java Developer, Systems Engineer, Network Engineer, and Websphere Cloud Computing Engineer. Other occupations with high demand for cloud computing skills were Marketing Managers, Sales Representatives, Management Analysts, Operations Managers, and Market Research Analysts.
Potential candidates for cloud computing jobs are often required to have knowledge or experience with several tools and technologies, including:
1. Cloud computing
2. Oracle Java
4. Structured query language (SQL)
6. Software as a Service (SaaS)
7. VMware Software
8. Salesforce CRM
9. Python extensible programming language
10. Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (Perl)
The five metropolitan areas with the highest volume of cloud computing job ads during April were San Jose, Washington (DC), San Francisco, Seattle, and New York. Not only was the most demand seen in San Jose, but employers here also increased demand the most of these five metro areas. In April, over 1,700 job ads were posted online, 94% more than in April of 2011.
Nationwide, companies are likely to find cloud computing jobs hard-to-recruit, with varying degrees of difficulty in each location depending on the available talent supply. According to the Hiring Scale™, employers in Seattle are currently experiencing some of the heaviest competition to attract talent and may experience a longer time-to-fill than many other areas across the United States. In fact, the average posting period in Seattle is more than 7 weeks. The Hiring Scale also shows that the best places to recruit cloud computing professionals are currently Poughkeepsie (NY), Harrisburg (PA), and Sarasota (FL). These areas are likely to fill job openings faster than the rest of the United States. Online job ads in these areas are posted for an average of about 5 weeks, more than 2 weeks shorter than in Seattle.
The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.
WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.
Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.
About WANTED Technologies Corporation
WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company’s headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 600 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED’s services, visit http://www.wantedanalytics.com.
WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.
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