Mad Skills April 2013: Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough


Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

With the unemployment rate for technology professionals registering 3.5 percent in the first quarter, savvy hiring professionals are using multiple measures to find and hire the right tech people.

The first measure? Skill-sets. Candidates brimming with certain experience are clearly in demand.

A look inside searches by hiring managers on Open Web, Dice’s latest sourcing tool, shows what skills are hot. How? Open Web creates tech “super” profiles from public information on about 50 social and professional networks—making it the one-stop—to quickly uncover tech professionals’ experience, contributions, history and capabilities, as well as interests and passions.

Howard Lee, chief architect of the technology utilized in Open Web, has compiled the top 15 tech skill search rankings. Check out his list to see what types of tech professionals are in high demand.



Fill in the blanks for the top 15 skills in this month’s Mad Skills report.