Cathedral Appointments have noticed an increase in the amount of tech sector vacancies across Devon and the SW in general over the last six weeks as businesses emerge from lockdown and re-focus on their growth strategies. As companies are concentrating more on their digital offering, this is creating more opportunities for permanent, contract and project work.
IT support is in high demand as companies try to manage their remote workforce and both in-house clients and service providers have been hiring. Systems and software developers are in high demand as usual and e-commerce and digitally based skills are sought after.
In the main, Covid-19 and lockdown doesn’t appear to have had too much of a negative effect on the majority of SW tech businesses and instead many are innovating and prospering at the moment. Organisations that have previously suffered specific skills shortages over the last few years are now able to dip their toes into a bigger talent pool and are finding a wealth of experienced candidates readily available.
Lynsey Skinner, Cathedral Appointments’ IT Specialist commented “With many organisations operating on a remote or partially remote basis, SW businesses are now open to hiring talent based nationally as well as tapping into a highly talented local market. There is also an increased number of relocators or returners to the region which is great for businesses. The number of applicants per advert has increased dramatically from 4 months ago and our ability to select the right people for the right opportunity is where our expertise is required.”