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  • Publish Date: Posted 5 months ago
  • Author: Molly Hentges
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Right now is the perfect time to make the jump into contracting in the tech industry. There are a plethora of opportunities waiting for you. As the tech market currently has a high demand for talent there are more opportunities and options for you than ever before. The pandemic accelerated the reliance on technology, causing the demand for tech roles to skyrocket overnight, particularly for contractors.

Contract workers currently make up about 36% of the US workforce and that number is only increasing. Additionally, many tech companies are choosing to rethink their business model and incorporate contractors into their new business strategy due to the unpredictability of workforce demands, that the pandemic has proved to us.

By working as a contractor, you will gain experience, have higher wages, increase your flexibility, test out the waters and more. We have compiled a list of current contract jobs in the tech industry that are in high demand and that you should consider taking advantage of.

Software Engineers

Software engineer positions are increasing and so are the benefits associated with it. As more and more companies continue to rely on these positions to reach business goals, the more lucrative the roles will continue to become. In fact the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provided insights on the roles and projected that the number of software engineers is projected to rise by 22% from 2020 to 2030.

Whether you have been a software engineer for a while, or are contemplating switching careers, you should consider doing it as a contractor. There are a plethora of open positions at market-leading tech companies, not enough supply and no end in sight for the demand of these roles.

 

DevOps

As discussed above, the demand for qualified software engineers is soaring, causing companies to seek out and implement DevOps practices. Digitally enabled companies particularly are on the hunt for DevOps contractors. In fact, one of the largest challenges we are seeing companies face is finding the correct talent for their DevOps journey. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that from 2020 to 2030, the demand for DevOps professionals will increase by 22% as well.

Web Developers

The world is continuing to shift online at an accelerated rate. One of the large reasons that web developers are a hot commodity right now is because online purchasing is expected to grow faster. Retail firms are expanding their online offering and there is a rise in the use of mobile devices to search the web. These businesses are also seeking contractors to accommodate for the rapid spike in demand.

However, it isn’t only retail firms that are shifting to an online experience. Businesses across all industries in the workforce are doing so, opening an abundance of positions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that from 2020 to 2030, there is supposed to be a 13% increase in job opportunities for Web Developers, which is higher than previous averages.

 

Project Managers

Companies acquired and prioritized technology and tech practices as we all entered lockdown. As enterprises tackled these new tech platforms, they needed project managers in tech virtually overnight. Many have started to opt for contractors at an increased rate for a variety of reasons. From 2020 to 2030, 48,100 new IT Manager jobs in tech are expected to be created, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Now, more than ever is the time to get into contracting in tech. The market for tech talent is booming, so if you have considered becoming a contractor before now is the perfect time for you to take that chance. With the scarcity of qualified talent in tech, companies are choosing to utilize contract workers for all their tech needs.

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