The Arizona Technology Council, in collaboration with Pipeline AZ and the Partnership for Economic Innovation, today launched the Arizona IT/Cyber Career Network, a scalable, online platform that connects employers with technology talent in the state’s IT and cybersecurity sector.
The boost in Phoenix job postings was among the largest in the country, both in terms of percent gained and of sheer volume. This glut of tech job openings is part of the larger recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, which killed hundreds of thousands in the United States, put many people out of work and inspired others to seek new careers.
According to the new 2021 Scoring Tech Talent report from CBRE, Greater Phoenix is now ranked as the 17th best market for tech talent in North America, up one spot from its rank last year. The report also found that Phoenix has the 14th largest tech talent pool nationally with just over 98,000 tech workers, a labor force that’s grown 14.2% from 2015.
Over the past five months, Paragon IT Professionals has seen the demand for contract-to-hire (C2H) positions more than double compared to recent years. By 2028, it’s expected that 48% of tech jobs will be freelance (compared to 32% today). Companies looking to trim HR costs or hire in-demand skills in a tight labor market are electing to focus their efforts on contract talent.
Despite a challenging year caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Arizona’s technology sector was able to rebound quickly and even outpace Q4 2019 in several significant growth metrics. The Arizona Technology Council’s latest quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report provides insight on the progress of the state’s tech sector. The new data shows a 29% increase in STEM job postings in December 2020 vs. December 2019 and a 4.3% growth in Arizona technology companies year-over-year.
The Arizona Technology Council released its latest quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report, providing valuable information on the progress of the state’s technology sector to its members, as well as business, economic development and government leaders. The new data shows a 29% increase in STEM job postings in December 2020 vs. December 2019 and a 4.3% growth in Arizona technology companies year-over-year.
Tech salaries in Phoenix grew 7.6% from 2019 to 2020, reaching an average of $95,514. This pacing landed Phoenix as 7th on the list of fastest growing tech salaries in the country. Last year the fastest growth came in Charlotte, North Carolina, which saw a 13.8% change, followed by Orlando, Florida (13.4%) and New York City (11.6%).
PADT, Inc. Co-founder and Principal Eric Miller discusses how taxes and regulations are, in fact, smaller contributors in regard to attracting out-of-state tech companies to Arizona. If we want to attract more technology companies to our state, we have to take a measured approach and put as much or more emphasis on those other factors.
AZTechBase plays a critical role in organizing data and industry insights gathered through the Council’s quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report to track the progress of companies, attract talent, and discover and connect with new companies and people.
The Arizona Technology Council released its latest quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report. Among other positive news, the data from the Q1 2020 report revealed a steady 3.45% growth in technology sector employment. A new Supply Chain Gap Analysis also revealed 76% of Arizona’s technology industry supply chain purchases—a $4.5 billion value—are sourced in-region.