A Snapshot of Tech Hiring Trends for Q3 2014

Tech employment data from Q3 shows that candidates with cloud skills are going to be the real winners in the second half of the year.

The unemployment rate for tech professionals averaged just 2.7% in the third quarter of 2014. That compares favorably to the overall U.S. labor market which had a 6.1% unemployment rate, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Demand for cloud professionals, including network and systems administrators, remains high as they only have a 1.8% unemployment rate.

While the addition of 11,900 jobs in tech consulting in Q3 marks a decrease from the previous quarter, it’s still a dramatic increase over Q3 last year. Data processing, hosting and related services is on the upswing, too, with 5,600 new jobs added last quarter.

Examine all the latest tech hiring trends in Dice’s Q3 2014 Tech Employment Snapshot.