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July 29, 2015

Mobile specific jobs set to boom this year

Internet of Things (IoT), mobile project management, and wearables top priority for companies

By CBR Staff Writer

Around 50% of organisations are planning to hire resources specialising in mobile technology this year, with high demand for front-end development.

According to a Red Hat survey looking at enterprise mobility hiring priorities, 32% of organisations are looking for skills related to front-end development, while 27% are looking for back-end integration development skills. The remaining 15% are planning to hire DevOps for mobile.

Gartner said: "By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organisations’ capacity to deliver them."

The survey also found out that 15% of the organisations are focusing on DevOps proficiency, which is expected to help mobile teams narrow down the communication and collaboration barriers between development and operations.

While DevOps for mobile have become a crucial part of the hiring, around 9% of the organisations are in lookout for mobile project management skills.

Around 13% of the organisations are expecting to hire for experience in IoT this year, and 70% of the organisations are planning to incorporate IoT projects into their business by 2020.

However, only 3% of the organisations are planning to hire people with wearable expertise, despite the boom of the device in the market.

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Red Hat Mobile Platforms vice president Cathal McGloin said: "As organisations move to become more mobile-centric, many are expected to continue expanding their mobile development teams and explore how those teams can work more collaboratively to bring apps to market faster.

"At the same time organisations are looking ahead and seeking to understand the impact that emerging technologies such as IoT and wearables may have on their business."

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