Thursday 16th February 2012) London, UK. All eyes are on the cloud, as leading recruiter Resource on Demand today announces ‘Cloud Architects’ to be the hottest job role of 2012.
Resource on Demand Operations Director, Theresa Durrant, said:
“The job role that we believe can radically affect change in organisations, through their use of cloud technology, through their profit levels and through demand for their services, is the Cloud Architect. These individuals will be highly paid for their skill set, will be much sought-after and will bring great value and a pioneering spirit to their organisations. 2012 will be the year of the Cloud Architect.”
Resource on Demand MD, Lee Durrant, said:
“Cloud Architects will become the new Investment Bankers. Until late in 2011, many technology roles weren’t specific. There was a tendency to have a monolithic technological guru in place, rather than several well positioned individuals with different but overlapping skills. The trend, which we’re beginning to see, is less towards broad generic tech roles, and more towards very well defined tech roles.
Cloud Architect is the epitome of this trend. In the face of a double-dip recession, organisations are looking for individuals who can influence and radically affect outcomes. Cloud Architects are people who can revolutionise the way an organisation works, whilst fundamentally improving their bottom line.”
The role of a Cloud Architect differs from an Enterprise Architect. Cloud Architects would have all the skills of an Enterprise Architect, but would also have a fuller understanding of how to configure IT assets around the needs and demands of a business; as well as an in-depth grasp of service-oriented architecture.
Those wishing to be considered for Cloud Architect roles should also have full understanding of a myriad of cloud services, including Hybrid, Public and Private.
At the end of Q3 2011, Resource on Demand announced that cloud recruitment figures were up by 52.9%. More defined roles, such as Cloud Architects, Data Scientists and Social Media Architects will continue to fuel this growth well into 2012, where the Cloud bubble shows no sign of bursting.
Resource on Demand is a specialist in placing and training salesforce.com candidates, through working closely with salesforce.com and the cloud ecosystem.