For some time now, IT security professionals have been in high demand, a fact that has caused unemployment in this sector to hover around the 0% mark. Both government entities at all levels and private enterprises have seen the efficiencies and other benefits to be garnered from using more technology, particularly now that cloud applications are becoming so robust and widespread.
A new report out this month has revealed that government at the federal level in the United States is currently managing to recruit and retain enough highly qualified IT professionals to serve their needs. Private business also seems to be finding enough talent at the moment; in fact, eight out of every ten Americans who work in the IT field are employed by enterprise organizations.
State and local governments, however, are feeling the pinch that comes with too few individuals available to fulfill their information technology needs. When surveyed, these governments indicated that they desire to hire additional IT experts, but such individuals simply cannot be found on the open job market as they are already fully employed.
The IT Consulting Solution
The solution to this problem is readily available. IT consulting firms can fill the gap, even when personnel are needed for the long term. Indeed, many enterprises have come to understand that efficiencies of scale mean that outsourcing work to an IT specialist firm can actually be more cost-effective than hiring in-house employees can.
The availability of consulting means that local and state governments never need to go without needed services from qualified professionals.