Did you know that cloud and data recruitment is on the rise, with 52% of companies surveyed saying they planned to add new roles in the coming year? Or that 70% of job seekers passively look for new opportunities via online job boards? You need to stay on top of cloud and data recruitment trends to make sure you are doing the best you can to land the top talent for your company.

Read on to find out our top nine revealing recruitment stats for 2022, so you can create a talent hiring strategy for your organisation.

Remote Working Statistics

Remote working has risen in popularity in recent years, but the national lockdowns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated the trend.

Stat 1: 92% of companies in Europe are looking to shift their workplace policies – focusing specifically on core hours and 4-day work weeks. So, if your hiring policy has not progressed post-pandemic, there are plenty of other places for tech talent to go to find the work-life balance they want. (Owl Labs)

Stat 2: 89% of European companies plan to have a hybrid workforce. Hybrid work is here to stay, with only 11% of those surveyed stating they expected all of their employees to return to the office on a full-time basis. (Owl Labs)

Stat 3: 32% of those surveyed said they planned to hire employees who could work remotely. Talent hiring now is all about the skills the employee has to offer and less about how close they live to your office. (Owl Labs)

Top Skills Statistics

Stat 4: A 242% increase in hiring professionals who have data analytics skills listed on their LinkedIn profile over the past five years. Data is essential to businesses as it tells a story. It is now more available and understandable, meaning more companies of all sizes want to access it. (LinkedIn)

Stat 5: 55% of employers feel the existing skill gap in their organisation impedes their innovation. (PWC)

Stat 6: Cyber security professionals, network architects, and database administrators have the lowest unemployment rates, which cements their position as being three of the technology-related job roles that are currently in high demand. (Robert Half)

Data Recruitment Statistics

Stat 7: There is a 50/50 split between contract and permanent hire popularity. There is a great need for data talent across the board, with businesses looking to the future. (dataspace)

Stat 8: 43% of data jobs are in data engineering. Although data science and data scientists are hot topics for many in the recruitment industry at the moment, data engineers are more in demand than ever. (dataspace)

Stat 9: SQL is the top skill required this year, with 79% of job postings containing it. This comes as no surprise as SQL can work with any database, and so it is the most mainstream programming language.

Takeaways from These Statistics

When it comes to the cloud and data recruitment market, it can be challenging for business leaders to keep on top of the trends and develop the best strategy for attracting the best talent.

That’s where we come in. Agile Recruit will ensure your talent hiring process is seamless from beginning to end – whether you are looking for contract or permanent staff. If you would like to discuss your hiring requirements or are looking for a new job in 2022, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced team today.

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