Skills shortage in Asia attracting IT crowd

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Skills shortage in Asia attracting IT crowd

New data from recruitment firm Hudson suggests that there is a considerable skills shortage in Hong Kong’s technology sector, with a particular focus on project management.

The research revealed that the jobs market in Hong Kong and the surrounding region has stabilised, and 51.2% of IT firms were planning to increase the number of staff – the largest of any sector. Tony Pownall, general manager of Hudson Hong Kong, said that it was an employee-driven market, particularly in IT.

Project management skills are highly sought after in the region as firms strive for smarter working processes.

The report also gave an insight into what practitioners thinking of making the switch can expect. More than half of the IT professionals Hudson spoke to in Hong Kong said they work more than 51 hours each week as a result of increasingly demanding clients and more project work.

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