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Tightening Jobs Market - Winter 2021

On the back of another record high of $15bn VC investment in the UK tech sector in 2020, the majority of UK tech companies have not changed their growth plans post pandemic and urgently need to recruit highly skilled staff. 

The shortage of tech talent has been well documented with a recent report revealing 69% of UK business owners are experiencing a digital skills shortfall.

This has led to the tightest UK labour market for over 4 decades with fewer candidates for every vacancy advertised.

Making Job Offers IT Candidates Can’t Refuse

So, you’ve found the perfect Java Developer, Technical Architect or Big Data Analyst, and the candidate has sailed through the interview process. It may feel like the hiring process is over, the critical role has been filled and you can focus elsewhere. But the timing and approach (rights vs wrongs) to extending the job offer is crucial, particularly in a highly competitive IT jobs market.

Now is the Time to Partner with a Top IT Recruiter

Approaching 34 years in IT recruitment at Richard Wheeler Associates, such longevity has been built on extreme quality twinned with a focus on offering employers tailored recruitment solutions to complement what you already do. Adding the power of considerable in-house SEO investment (YES we will attract new names to your hiring project) together with a client focus on quality that aims for ‘an offer for every two CVs shortlisted’.

CleanTech Post-Cop26 - The Breakthrough Agenda

A plan to coordinate the global introduction of clean technologies in order to rapidly drive down their cost has been agreed at the Cop26 summit by world leaders representing two-thirds of the world’s economy.

More than 40 nations said they would align standards and coordinate investments to speed up production and bring forward the “tipping point” at which green technologies are more affordable and accessible than fossil-fuelled alternatives. At that point, the green transition and cuts in climate emissions accelerate rapidly towards a net zero economy.

Green Industrial Revolution

The independent Green Jobs Taskforce has issued a call to action to support the ambition to create two million skilled jobs by 2030.

Convened by the Business and Education departments in November 2020 the Taskforce has released a new report detailing a number of recommendations for the UK government, industry and skills sector to ensure a green industrial revolution is delivered.

UK IT Jobs Market Review

For those tech companies on a mission to find top software engineers, developers, data scientists or Board level executives right now, a lot of factors are in play that are making this extremely tough (something of an understatement). 

If you already have recent, direct, experience of this you will have found job postings plus wider recruitment activities returning few suitable applicants; stiff competition for the attention of top flight candidates; salaries that are several levels beyond those being paid pre-Covid.

Here are some of the factors that have led to this: 

Smart Energy Management - 25% Bills Reduction

Domestic demand side response (DSR) can reduce bills by 25%, the UK’s largest trial has found.

The FLATLINE pilot project looked at the viability of a demand-side approach to energy management, using batteries in conjunction with smart energy management systems to allow demand to be ‘time-shifted’ to better align with generation.

Why Join a Tech Startup?

What is it that motivates the top talent to choose a tech startup over a myriad of alternatives?

These are the most common reasons tech candidates give to RWA: