News: Tech jobs up for grabs by 76%: Study


Tech jobs up for grabs by 76%: Study

The survey brings in optimism amidst the uncertainty in the industry due to US President Donald Trump campaigning earlier to limit outsourcing in US.
Tech jobs up for grabs by 76%: Study

According to the Experis IT Employment Outlook Survey, information tech companies is likely to accelerate hiring pace by 76% over the next four months December 2016-March 2017) across the country.

What is the study?

The survey by Experis IT, an arm of HR consulting firm ManpowerGroup India, is relevant for both job-seekers and employers. The study was conducted with over 1,000 top and mid-tier employers, including IT and ITeS companies indicating optimistic hiring intentions of Indian IT employers for the period December2016-March2017.

Outcome of the study

  • The strongest labour market is expected to be in the Southern region with an employment outlook of 34 percent, followed by West 20 percent, North 18 percent and East 3 percent.

  • In an ever growing world of technological changes, there will be a need for constant upskilling and reskilling among job-seekers. This would be particularly relevant as 48 percent of employers in India reported difficulty filling jobs and 'IT personnel' is on the top spot of the top-10 employers having difficulty filling in India.

  • Indian IT employers are looking for candidates in the middle-level experience slab (3-8 years), with 24% of the total respondents stating “.NET skill” would lead the demand over the next few months.

  • Whereas 22% of IT firms are looking for candidates with multiple skillsets -a combination of niche and complex IT skills.


The hiring outlook is positive for the first quarter January-March 2017, after facing a dip in October and November. Although technology and automation has engulfed the IT sector impacting manpower to a great extent, this survey reports a sentiment of optimism in the hiring intentions of Indian IT employers. The labour market outlook is bright and professionals are hoping for increased job opportunities.

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Topics: Technology, Talent Acquisition

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