Hiring Demand for Cloud Computing Skills in July up 68%

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More than 3,000 new job ads were placed for cloud computing skills during July, an increase of 68% from July 2010, according to WANTED Analytics™.

In July, Recruiters placed more than 3,000 new online job ads that required cloud computing skills, according to WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. This represents a 68% year-over-year increase in demand for cloud computing skills.

The five metropolitan areas with the highest hiring demand for cloud computing skills during this period were San Jose, Seattle, Washington, DC, San Francisco and New York. Employers and staffing firms in San Jose placed more than 400 new online job ads that included cloud computing skills, the most of any city.

Computer Programmers and IT Specialists are most commonly required to have cloud computing skill sets. Computer Software Engineers (Applications) experienced the highest demand, with more than 700 new jobs advertised. Computer System Engineers experienced the second highest volume of job postings and Web Developers, despite seeing the third highest ad volume, had the highest year-over-year increase of 150%.

As companies shift IT investments to cloud-based applications, demand for these skills should continue and recruiting conditions will be moderately difficult across the US. According to the Hiring Scale™, the nationwide talent pool consists of approximately 10 potential candidates in the workforce for each tech related job ad requiring cloud computing skills. It is likely that employers and staffing firms will compete heavily to source qualified candidates. However, each location will experience varying degrees of difficulty. For example, Seattle’s talent pool is smaller than average, with just 8 potential candidates per advertised job in July. In comparison, the talent pool in New York consists of 16 candidates per job, larger than the national average.

The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

To see additional charts and detail, please visit http://www.wantedanalytics.com/insight.

The Hiring Scale is available at http://www.hiringscale.com.

About WANTED Analytics™

WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company’s headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 600 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED’s services, visit http://www.wantedanalytics.com.

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board’s Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series™, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Any statement that appears prospective shall not be interpreted as such.

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