TCC Seeks a .NET Programmer (Contract)

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior Technical Recruiter

Type:  Contract
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Our client is looking for a .NET Programmer for a contract position in Baltimore, MD.

The Department desires individuals that possess a minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience developing applications with at least one of the following. The following skillsets are required, at a minimum, to support the Department’s application support and development :

  • ASP.Net,
  • VB.Net,
  • CSS,
  • VB Script,
  • JavaScript,
  • HTML,
  • SQL, and
  • XML/XSL,
  • Experience supporting and/or developing a medical records system is a plus

About TCC

Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

TCC holds multiple MS Certifications, including a Gold Certification level in both Application Development and Hosting, as well as a Silver Data Center Certification. In addition to Microsoft, TCC is also a Registered Partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level III assessed development organization that utilizes the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standard processes for IT service management that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. To maximize these practices, TCC encourages staff members to gain ITIL certifications, and even offers study courses and material in-house.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process
please contact Human Resources at Email: tcc.recruiting@e-tcc.com

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website http://www.e-tcc.com.

Fastest Growing IT Salaries by Programming Skill– 2021

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior Technical Recruiter

This is the second in a series of posts that look at the trends in The Dice 2021 Tech Salary Report. https://marketing.dice.com/pdf/2021/Dice_2021_Tech_Salary_Report.pdf

It may have expected that salaries remained flat or even lowered a bit amid the pandemic.  However, this report indicates that even in a time of unprecedented change, the principles that drive salary growth, particularly in the tech sector, remain in place.

The report states “When it comes to programming languages, tried-and-true stalwarts such as Python (up 0.3 percent, to $112,388) and JavaScript (up 1.5 percent, to $102,346) were either flat or saw increases. Regardless of the broader economic situation, companies need technologists who know the world’s most popular programming languages, both to build new products and maintain legacy code. Knowing data-related languages such as R (up 0.8 percent, to $112,958) and Scala (down 3.1 percent, but still sitting at $124,066) likewise proved profitable, given the centrality of data analytics to company operations.”

Also, “As companies rush to embrace digital transformation, they’re also embracing newer languages such as Kotlin (down 6.9 percent, to $114,531) and Swift (down 4.2 percent, to $111,988) for building the next generation of mobile apps, even as they maintain the mountains of mobile-centric legacy code written in Java (virtually flat year-over-year, with an average salary of $114,347) and Objective-C (down 5.6 percent, $115,489). However, these newer languages have a long way to go before they can reach the pervasiveness of current incumbents.”

This is the second in a series of posts.  Next, we will look at the benefits that are important to employees in the technology sector.

To learn more about TCC please visit our website https://e-tcc.com/.

Hiring Looks Optimistic for 2021, Especially in Tech

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior IT Recruiter

While overall job openings were down in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some recruiters and economists are expecting a surge in tech hiring in 2021.

According to an article from CrunchbaseNews, https://news.crunchbase.com/news/tech-hiring-in-2021/ the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine and savings that companies accumulated due to lower costs for remote workers could lead to an increase in hiring demand in the tech industry.

“We’re very bullish on hiring in 2021, particularly in tech,” said Julia Pollak, a labor economist at ZipRecruiter. “There are lots of reasons to be very, very optimistic about what’s going to happen in tech. One is that obviously the vaccine news is the big reason—there’s sort of an end to the pandemic in sight now.”

Many employers have moved their operations to lower-cost areas or made remote work more permanent.  This has led to cost savings which frees up budget to hire staff and grow the business.

Certain tech jobs are more in demand due to the challenges of a remote workforce. Network engineers, for example, ranked third for tech job postings in the third quarter of 2020, according to Dice’s most recent Tech Job Report.

“In order to build, maintain, and secure these broadly dispersed networks of employees, companies need to hire network engineers and systems engineers, which may explain their high rank in Q3,” the report read. “If the nature of work looks fundamentally different in coming years, it will likely be in part because these innovative technologists figured out how to build out the necessary infrastructure.”

Startups and tech companies are adapting their hiring practices with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to ZipRecruiter’s Pollak, employers are being more “adventurous” with remote hiring, and it could be permanent.

“I think that’s a major reason why a lot of this move (to remote work) will be permanent,” Pollak said. “Companies will see the benefit of expanding the talent pool is huge.”

Definitely good news for job hunters in the tech industry.

To learn more about open positions at TCC please visit our website https://e-tcc.com/open-positions

Fastest Growing IT Salaries – 2021 -Cybersecurity Tops the List

Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior Technical Recruiter

The Dice 2021 Tech Salary Report showed some very interesting trends. https://marketing.dice.com/pdf/2021/Dice_2021_Tech_Salary_Report.pdf

It may have expected that salaries remained flat or even lowered a bit amid the pandemic.  However, this report indicates that even in a time of unprecedented change, the principles that drive salary growth, particularly in the tech sector, remain in place.

The report states “Overall, technologist salaries in the U.S. increased 3.6 percent between 2019 and 2020, reaching an average of $97,859, despite many businesses tightening their budgets in order to weather COVID-19. These organizations needed skilled technologists capable of everything from digital transformation (including moving on-premises tech stacks to the cloud) to ensuring that infrastructure was secure against a rising number of cyberattacks. That demand, combined with a comparatively low tech unemployment rate (standing at 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2020* for example, far lower than the national average), led to rising salaries as companies competed for talent.”

Also of interest is the occupations that had the fastest growth in salary.  Not surprisingly with the shift to remote work, Cybersecurity Analyst tops the chart.

The report notes that the increase in remote work led to increased security vulnerabilities, as employees use their personal laptops and phones.  Cybersecurity Analysts are needed to identify and plug the security holes and prevent hackers from attacking and breaching defenses.

This report also points out that the more senior level Cybersecurity Engineer role only saw an increase of 4.3%, indicating that the shortage of skilled workers in cybersecurity led employers to employ more junior-level technologists.

This is the first in a series of posts.  Next, we will look at the programming skills that garner the highest average salaries.

To learn more about TCC please visit our website https://e-tcc.com/.