Niche talent is name of game for IT firms

The Indian IT sector is increasingly preferring candidates with expertise in niche areas like mobile technology, data analytics and SAP over others.

If head-hunters are to be believed, the trend has emerged recently and will expected to dominate the IT industry in FY12. Besides MphasiS, And companies such as HCL and Tech Mahindra only further confirm this trend.

At Pune-headquartered Tech Mahindra, almost 30-40 per cent of the firms total employee base will comprise of employees with specialised skill. But more importantly, says L K Bhatia, Vice President (resource management), Tech Mahindra, it has seen a rise of about 20 per cent in the demand to hire people based on skills even at the fresher level.

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