OXFORD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Qualified tech professionals know their worth. They are also acutely aware of the opportunities available to them, locally and abroad. This makes sourcing talent in this particular field more challenging; if you want the best of the best, you’ll have to prove your own worth during the recruitment process...” — Simon Kenworthy, Founder of Cloud Assembly
About the Report
In their latest report, global tech recruitment firm, Cloud Assembly, lend their expertise and authority to a topic that is the source of much buzz in the tech industry: the so-called digital skills gap.
As a recruitment agency founded by tech professionals, Cloud Assembly straddles the divide between the employee and employer experience, offering a comprehensive, dual perspective.
In this report, they compile data from several sources to draw informed conclusions on the challenging reality of tech recruitment, as well as to provide experience-led recommendations for employers on overcoming the identified recruitment hurdles. The study finds that there are a number of factors at play that continue to make sourcing qualified tech talent challenging, including:
- The increase in remote working (79% of tech professionals want to continue working from home)
- Steep competition (job openings for software engineers across just 10 companies amounted to 0.2% of all software engineers worldwide)
- The lack of qualified candidates (at least 60% of developers have learnt their craft without ever having any formal training)
- Developer confidence (when asked how easy they thought it would be to change jobs as a developer in 2021, respondents gave an average answer of 7 out of 10)
- Recruiter misconceptions of the priorities of tech professionals