The phrase ‘every company is a tech company’ has never been truer, with the pandemic accelerating digital transformation across organisations of all varieties and sizes.
As a result, tech talent has become more valuable than ever. However, while there’s an abundance of applicants available, pinpointing the ideal candidate for your business can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
New graduates flood the market every year, but there are serious concerns over the relevance of their skills. And with organisations increasingly requiring advanced knowledge in emerging technologies, it can be incredibly difficult to find the right person for your business. So, how can you make sure you’re securing top tech talent in this new world?
This white paper looks at the state of the tech talent market in India, exploring how demand for advanced technical abilities has evolved and how skills across the country are developing. We’ll share seven best practices that will help you overcome the challenges that have emerged and ensure you can attract, discover, and secure the best talent available.
India’s Tech Transformation.
Digital transformation has been wholeheartedly embraced in India in recent decades as consumers and businesses alike adopted new technologies and practices. So much so that prior to the pandemic India was revealed be digitising faster than any other country in the world.1 The onset of the pandemic accelerated this trend exponentially, as businesses introduced remote working practices and shifted to the cloud. Almost overnight organisations had to abandon many of their traditional ways of working and invest in new technological solutions and practices. As a result, IT spending is projected to reach $93 billion in 2021, a 7.3% increase from 2020.
IT spending is projected to reach $93 billion in 2021.
These new developments have demanded larger IT teams with more diverse skills, that can develop, implement, and manage these new technological projects. In response to these demands, companies have had to embark on new recruitment drives to find candidates with the right skills to support these new initiatives. Indeed found that technology related positions in India rose 13% in January 2021 compared to the previous year,3 with demand for skilled technical roles such as application developer, lead consultant, Salesforce developer, and site reliability engineer increasing by as much as 300%.