New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
During May 2012, Corporate Recruiters and Staffing Firms posted over 6,000 online job ads for robotics skills, according to WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Hiring demand for this skill set has grown steadily over the past three years. This represents a 29% year-over-year growth compared to May 2011 and twice the volume of job ads seen online in May 2010.
The majority of job listings were seen for engineering and healthcare positions. More than 2,000 jobs were advertised online for healthcare practitioners, the most of any occupational field, at a 46% year-over-year increase. Engineering related jobs that required robotics skills also increased, up 13% from May 2011. Other fields with high-demand for experience with robotics were technology and maintenance and repair positions, both of which also experienced year-over-year increases in the volume of online job ads. The most commonly advertised job titles that included robotics skill requirements were Maintenance Technician, Controls Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer, and Physician/Urologist.
The tools, technologies, and skills that employers most commonly require in potential candidates for robotics jobs are:
1. Microsoft Office
2. Project management
3. Product development/management
4. Software development
5. Microsoft PowerPoint
Metropolitan areas with the highest volume of job listings for robotics knowledge during May 2012 were Phoenix (Arizona), Detroit (Michigan), New York (New York), Sacramento (California), and Chicago (Illinois). Employers in Phoenix not only placed the highest number of online job ads for this skill set, but also saw some of the highest year-over-year increases at more than 600%. Detroit and Chicago also experienced growth in demand versus May 2011, while Recruiters in New York and Sacramento placed about fewer job ads for robotics skills compared to last year.
Companies sourcing candidates for jobs that require knowledge to build or operate robotics are likely to find them moderately difficult-to-recruit, with conditions varying slightly by location depending on the available talent supply. According to the Hiring Scale™, companies in Sacramento are currently experiencing one of the longest time-to-fill for candidates with robotics skills. Despite seeing declining number of job ads since last year, the local talent pool of qualified robotics-savvy professionals does not meet the demand. Consequently, employers in Sacramento are likely to compete heavily to attract talent. The average duration of robotics job ads in Sacramento is more than 7.5 weeks. In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows that the easiest places to currently recruit robotics skills are Decatur (Alabama), York (Pennsylvania), Portland (Maine).These areas are likely to fill job openings faster and easier than the rest of the United States.
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.
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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 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.
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