Oracle professionals in high demand for 2008
Networkworld article notes that IT professionals are becoming
high-demand commodities, largely as a result of the retirement of
is a shrinking talent pool of qualified IT professionals and
some managers are talking about the graying of their current
This trend is also a result of
failure of offshoring, as corporations realize that they
need on-site professionals to manage their mission-critical and
funny parody of offshoring!
Also note this diagram that
shows country sizes based on GDP, showing the USA as leading in
gross domestic product:
For retaining the younger IT
professionals, the main focus is on training these new Oracle
professionals and the survey respondents indicate that spending
in training is a #1 priority:
are willing to train staff as well. About one-third said
staff training in new technologies was their No. 1 priority,
while 68% ranked training in their top three priorities for
Training is just
one way IT managers are looking to keep staff, Harrington
As a leading independent provider of
, we are seeing a huge amount of interest in
Oracle training, but only for training by seasoned professionals
with many years of hands-on experience.
We also see a trend for young Oracle professionals,
especially those who distinguish themselves by graduating from
competitive universities where six-figure starting salaries
are becoming commonplace in 2007. Today's young Oracle
professionals are getting executive packages that are normally
reserved for high level management:
younger workers expect to get an office immediately or be
paid at a rate higher than entry level."
executives we talked to are looking at bonuses and
incentives packages, coop plans with colleges and
universities, and working hard to get the right candidate in
place and keep them,"
BC Oracle training cruises have also proved popular for
rewarding proficient Oracle professionals, a way to combine
world-class Oracle training with a great vacation.