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2014 IT Skills and Certifications HOT LIST Forecast: 
IT skills & certifications that will increase in value over next 6 months

(current edition forecast through July 2014)

***Produced for and provided FREE to all Foote Partners benchmark products customers.***     

 

A scientific Foote Partners forecasting report from our IT Insider Workforce Trends Series containing our predictions for which of 730 individual IT skills and certifications will cost (or earn) you more through July 2014.

The 2014 IT Skills & Certifications HOT LIST FORECAST report synthesizes data from numerous proprietary research sources including benchmark pay surveys, IT spending studies, and extensive field interviews with influencers and decision makers in US and Canadian employers. 

  • In-depth interactive compensation survey research involving 2,648 employers and their 168,000  IT professionals
  • Comprehensive IT spending studies (100+ technology, initiatives, and services line items)
  • Interviews with more than 600 IT executives on their workforce plans, spending, and labor strategies for 2014.

WHY IS THIS INFORMATION IMPORTANT TO YOU? 

Employers:
If you knew market values were going to increase for skills you’re planning to acquire, either by FTE hiring or via contractors, consultants, or managed services, you may wish to adjust your forward budgets or accelerate acquisition for avoid higher costs. 
Vendors:
If you are selling consulting services, you may want to fine-tune billing rate schedules in current project proposals to maintain profit margins going forward.  
IT Professionals:
If you are negotiating salaries or consulting rates, don't undervalue your skills in the marketplace.

Here is what's contained in the HOT LISTS FORECAST report to help you optimize your investments in IT and business skills and people:

  • Ranked lists of IT and business skills and certifications that are experiencing a widening gap between supply and demand, driving their market values higher over the next 6 months
  • More than a dozen trend charts and tables of from Foote Partners IT Skills and Certification Pay IndexTM ,the industry’s only comprehensive compensation survey of market values for certified and noncertified IT and business skills    
  • Analysis of market conditions: Find out what's happening in the IT skills and certifications marketplace and what's driving the decisions of employers in matching skills requirements to business requirements. 

**374 Noncertified IT and business skills in Applications Development, Architecture, Database, Messaging and Communications, Methodology/Process, Networking, Operating Systems, Project Management, SAP/ERP, Oracle, Web/e-Commerce, Security, Storage/SAN, Systems Administration, TIBCO, Voice, Call Centers, Business Intelligence and analysis, among many others.

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337 IT certifications including Avaya, BEA, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, CheckPoint, CWNP, EC-Council, EMC, H-P, IBM, ISACA, ISC(2), ITIL, Juniper, Microsoft, Nortel, Novell, Oracle, PMI, SANS/GIAC, SAS, SNIA, Sun, Teradata, The Open Group, TIBCO, CWNP, SNIA, Red Hat, and others.

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