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Exclusive OT: Java and .net technicians most sought after - Brainspotting

If Java and .Net specialists are most sought after in the IT industry, iOS and Android coming strongly from behind, tells Outsourcing Today the managing partner of Brainspotting, Ana Giurca.

2016-02-09 16:50:43 - by Bogdan Tudorache

While the IT segment suffered the least during crisis, facing a small decline in 2010, it recovered fast to become the star of Romanian employment by foreign and local investors.

"Romania is favored because of its talent and investments, enjoying either new investments or expansions into the market. While at the beginning of boom years we were concentrated more on maintenance and support, now there are more sophisticated services offered by our local specialists", says Ana Giurca.

"Now there are more complex requirements for specialists of Java and .Net, and we are also going fast towards iOS, Android and mobile technologies. Obviously, with the fast growth pace, the market starts feeling the scarcity of talent. However, we have about 100,000 IT specialists countrywide, and though we had to pace up with expansions and new investment, we are not yet confronted with a talent scarcity," she says.

While salaries are growing, IT specialists are mostly looking into size of the projects and teams when moving to another company. They also look for medical packages for them and another member of the family, training and career advancement opportunities, rather than just financial compensation.

Also, the new compensation and benefits packages include more flexible time schedule and remote work, two factors that grew a lot during the past years. Also, as a general trend, the need for a company vehicle decreased as compared to a few years ago, according to Brainspotting surveys.


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