IT Staffing entries

2020 IT Salary Survey Released

Decide Consulting has just released it’s 2020 IT Salary survey. We publish data on over 200 IT, software and technical positions such as: Cloud Architects Full Stack Developers DevOps Engineer Chief Information Security Officer Network Engineers Data Scientists Information Systems Security Manager Front-End Web Developer We combined our own CIO / CTO survey results with job board data and cross reference all that with data from the Department of Labor / US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Added together, this is a comprehensive collection of IT, software consulting and technology salary data. How to Use this Guide For IT Workers, [...]

Why You May Regret Taking that Counter Offer

Nowadays, there’s a lot of competition in the IT job market; everyone’s vying to get the job of their dreams and even those who have stable jobs are constantly on the lookout for a better job opportunity. However, despite the hustle bustle of the job market and the allure of a new job, IT employees usually tend to stick with their existing jobs. In fact, the average tenure of an IT software worker is 46 months. So, how does the software sector have such a good employee retention rate? For one, job searching is an arduous and time consuming [...]

8 Questions to Ask IT Recruiters

In today’s world, the Information Technology sector has a huge job market – we simply cannot do without computers and their complex algorithms! So, if you are in IT, there are numerous job opportunities and varied ventures that you can explore your field of work. However, there are times when you end up with a job or start working in a workplace that is the exact opposite of what you thought it would be. To prevent this from happening, you should ask the recruiter a few questions so that you know what you are signing up for. A recruiter [...]

7 Reasons Why Hiring Managers Say You Are “OVERQUALIFIED”

Have you been working in the software or IT industry for many years? You must have come across situations where you were rejected for a job because you were ‘overqualified’. Being rejected for being overqualified for a position is equivalent to being dumped by someone who says ‘it’s not you, it’s me’. Such rejections simply translate to the notion that ‘you are so tremendously experienced that we cannot bear to have you on our time right now’. It can be really discouraging for candidates, especially in the IT and software sectors. But, aren’t qualifications and experience always a plus [...]

Why It’s Harder to Recruit IT and Software People

We talk to our customers and prospects daily about finding good, quality IT and software people. Everyone is arriving at the same conclusion - it is getting harder to find those high caliber IT and Software people to join your company. Some will respond with “no kidding?’. There is an obviousness to the statement. But even to those who want to dismiss it, we challenge that most IT hiring managers are still underestimating the tech skills gap. Here are a few numbers to put things in perspective: According to Code.org, there are 500,000 open IT and software job in [...]