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Expertise in Web development, mobile development, and large-scale data analysis will be much sought-after by IT hiring managers this year.
The clients of Doug Schade, principal consultant in the software technology search division at hiring firm WinterWyman, are especially interested in Web developers who know open source languages. In addition to Java skills, Ruby and Python development backgrounds are desirable, reflecting a development trend that de-emphasizes Microsoft languages, he said. Also on InfoWorld: Hotshot young techies, take heed of these 10 hard-earned lessons of a lifetime in IT. Get a digest of the day's top tech stories in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter.
Java and .Net skills are especially valuable for Web development projects, said Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis. In the mobile space, experience with developing for Apple's iOS leads the way in desired backgrounds, said John Reed, senior executive director at staffing firm Robert Half Technology.
There's also some demand for other platforms like Microsoft's Windows Phone, he said. Understanding how to create a site that can be easily viewed and navigated from a handheld device is just as important to employers as knowing how to develop a mobile application, he added.
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