2013's Highest and Lowest Recruiting Priorities

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The unemployment rate for computer support specialists was six percent in the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While that’s the highest rate amongst tech professionals, it’s been improving. There’s a caveat: As more companies shift to the cloud for IT needs and more support staff work in the field using mobile devices, this skill set will evolve, amping up the need for quality hires to service end users.

With tech hiring on a steady growth path during the first half of 2013, companies and recruiters say they have a virtually unchanged set of hiring priorities for the year. But, there is one new entrant that didn't even make the top 10 list last year – data analysts or analytic talent.

While every employee potentially adds value to a company, not every skillset is the same. A simple, intuitive rule of thumb, as evidenced by responses from the nearly 1,100 tech-focused hiring pros recently surveyed by Dice: The less evolved the set of skills, the less experienced the employee, the lower on the priority list when it comes to hiring in the tech department.

This slideshow features 2013's five highest tech hiring priorities, as well as five low-priority hires for the year, as identified by Dice.com.

 

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