How businesses can secure top Cloud talent amid fierce competition

The global cloud market is expected to reach $ 19 billion by [20] a yearly growth rate of 17% by 2015. This opportunity comes with the underlying cloud architecture requirements of emerging technologies such as mobile and cyberspace Security, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and block chains – Cloud technology. However, in Cloud 38% of people hiring talent have trouble finding the skills they need in the last 12 months.

Competition among the four cloud platforms is heating up – Amazon Web Services Cloud (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and IBM Cloud. In fact, the latest Tech Cities Job Watch report is currently showing strong growth in the perpetual supplier and contractor markets, and demand for cloud technology is now outpacing supply. Research has also shown that two major companies, AWS Cloud and Microsoft Azure, have taken up the majority of the cloud market in the next few years, with Google Cloud and IBM Cloud messing up the industry.

Battle of the Cloud Platform [19659004] The AWS Cloud accounted for 54% of all UK cloud roles in the second quarter of 2018. This demand is particularly strong in security-critical industries such as financial services. A well-established footing in the public sector is not likely to disappear anytime soon. In these two areas, it's important to create a private cloud with AWS. The platform's data warehousing capabilities also help drive the company's attention to more focused on big data applications.

Microsoft Azure remains a platform of choice in areas such as utilities, out of all UK cloud roles (Q2 2018) that have not yet gained the popularity of AWS, but have a market share of 41% and are well positioned in the financial services sector competing with AWS We have secured. However, Microsoft Azure's permanent salary (64,647 pounds) is lower than the cloud average (68,672 pounds).

Google Cloud only accounts for 4% of all UK Cloud roles advertised (Q2 2018). But it will have a big impact on cloud status over the next 5 to 10 years. The platform requires the highest average salary (£ 71,701) on any of the four platforms and wants agility to make operations more agile with dynamic traction in dynamic industries such as gambling, gaming and media. There are many talents in short-term contractor support, and they are growing.

The IBM Cloud does not have a market share of AWS and Microsoft (Q2 2018). Still blue. But it can also cause great confusion in the market over the next few years. The technology giant has focused a lot on development in the cloud around IoT. In particular, our collaboration with VMware shows that this is a market opportunity.

You should consider the following five tips for your employer who wants to attract and retain the best cloud talent in your business.

Businesses should be willing. We offer an attractive maintenance package. Regardless of whether you are a permanent cloud platform expert or short-term contractor, organizations should consider the impact of lower cost savings on recruitment costs compared to cloud requirements. Efforts to store paid packets can undermine the ability of personal security to drive the organization's real business value.

Not all cloud experts move in money. Contractors will be attracted to organizations that offer the opportunity to upgrade existing skill sets. Cloud projects that focus on emerging technologies like things and the internet of edge computing will be most appealing to talent.

When a skilled contract worker comes in, employers must ensure that their knowledge is widely disseminated throughout the business to reinforce existing staff. There are several transferable technologies such as SQL and MySQL, software quality assurance and project management.

  • Complementing resident staff with contractor support

Enterprises must balance between permanent IT skill sets (whether in-house or outsourced) and hiring short-term experts who can provide transformation or integration support Projects.

According to Microsoft 80% of UK IT roles are male. However, studies have shown that gender balance teams adhere to project schedules, lower costs, and improve performance ratings. Solving this imbalance can help solve the cloud technology bottleneck and improve the overall economy.

As cloud adoption increases, competition for individuals with this technology also increases. With that in mind, it's important for companies to think long-term about the way they need their business in the cloud. Companies should be as flexible as their organizations depend on in the digital age, and technology should be as good as talent to build, integrate and maintain the technology. This can make cloud technology a strategically important issue.

Martin Ewings is an Expert Market Director for Experis .