The Delta variant of COVID-19 has complicated the return-to-office calculus for many employers. Big tech companies like Apple have opted to push back their reopening date; others have put any plans on hold until there’s more clarity about infection rates. But that hasn’t stopped hiring demand for technologists.
Which companies are hiring the most technologists? For an answer, we can turn to Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings across the country. Based on that data, it’s clear that consulting firms such as Deloitte and Accenture are in a hiring binge at the moment, along with healthcare and tech companies. Check out the full list, which is based on technologist job posting data from the past 90 days:
What’s behind the hiring spree at consulting firms? Whenever there’s a spike in demand for tech talent, many companies turn to consultants (and contractors) to meet their operational needs. Delta variant or not, many companies are feeling confident about enacting big projects—and they need the talent for those projects right now. Consultants and contractors can allow companies to scale up teams and get products to market faster, although this method often comes with some drawbacks—for example, temporary workers tend to take their knowledge with them once they leave.
Meanwhile, Amazon leads among tech companies hiring technologists. The company recently announced plans to hire more than 55,000 technologists and corporate workers over the next several months, which will increase the office-worker portion of its workforce by more than 20 percent. The company needs experts in everything from the cloud to A.I. if it wants to fend off aggressive competition from Microsoft and other competitors.
While tech hiring remains robust, remember that companies are still discerning when it comes to the talent they select. When it comes time for your job interview, make sure that you’ve not only mastered the technical skills that the role demands, but that you can demonstrate your aptitude for teamwork and communication—your “soft skills” can help you land the position.