Most of the IT recruiters in the country are looking forward to hiring people with knowledge of Android/iOS and Python. The ‘Developer Hiring Trends’ study conducted by TechGig revealed that 36% of the IT hiring managers are seeking talent in Android/iOS technologies followed by Python with 24%. Bengaluru stands strong as a city that offers the most promising IT talent with Pune and Delhi behind.
The study also pointed out a fact that even though Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a disruptive technology, the Indian market is seeing mass adoption of it. Moreover, the Indian recruiters find it hard to recruit talent with knowledge of AI (43%), followed by Machine Learning (17%) and Data Analytics (14%).
The top-cited reason behind any tech professional leaving a company was long working hours (24%) closely followed by dissatisfaction with the reporting manager at 23%.
The majority of the IT hiring managers (59%) had one thing in common that all of them are reluctant to hire anyone with a long employment gap and see a sabbatical or a maternity leave as a big red flag in the CV.
This finding assumes significance in the light of the fact that most sectors – and IT sector particularly – are grappling with the under-representation of women talent. Even though a lot of companies are working at bridging the gender divide in the workplace, the number of women working still remains less, thereby defeating the purpose of such programs.
Another finding of the survey revealed that as many as 61% of the recruiters relied on IITs for recruiting top tech talent. This was followed by NITs (16%), BITS Pilani (11%), and Delhi College of Engineering (6%).
The study also focused on alarming attrition levels in the industry where currently Infosys is battling its worst attrition rate (23.4%) in history. The top-cited reason behind any tech professional leaving a company was long working hours (24%) closely followed by dissatisfaction with the reporting manager at 23%. The other reasons stated were unrealistic expectations (22%), poor pay (19%), and stiff deadlines (12%).