With the acceleration of companies implementing cloud services there is an increasing demand for skilled technical people who understand the technology and are able to put these solutions in place quickly.
Up until now the demand for these skills has been mainly coming from the early adopters and SMB space who can adapt quickly to change and adopt cloud services without too much impact on their day to day business. However, at the turn of 2017 there has been a major mindset change from Enterprise Business who now regard Cloud Computing as fundamental to the success of their business going forward. This change has meant that larger and more complex projects are being undertaken such as global migrations from legacy licence software to ‘As A Service’ software.
This has in turn led to an acceleration of skills shortages as Enterprise needs vastly more technical people than would SMB or even SME. there is a fight for talent and this is only going to get more acute.