There is no shortage of discouraging news when it comes to the state of ICT skills in SA, but industry players remain resolute in their quest to close the skills gap – an expedition that begins with analysis and understanding of the market.
To this end, the
Schofield says the JCSE's 2012/3 survey showed the demand for skills is at the level reported in 2011 – at around the 10%-15% of total employees. "The rate that vacancies were being filled was much lower. This was estimated at 6%, based on
The priority skills, he says, were in the fields of software as a service/cloud computing, network infrastructure, information security and application development. "The top programming languages were .NET, C#, C++, Java and VB."
http://ow.ly/c89Id (http://ow.ly/c89Id) and answer one (or both, if it is appropriate) of the two surveys."
CEOs, CIOs and HR managers concerned with recruiting and retaining ICT skills in any public or private sector are encouraged to complete the survey. "We also need current and aspiring practitioners at all levels to tell us how they have acquired their current skills and their plans to improve their talents in the future."
Schofield says the JCSE hopes to publish the new report in October.
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