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D&I, Salary and
Market Trends
 Report 2021
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     03   Foreword

     04   D&I Applying a Gender Lens
          to Tech Hiring in 2021

     09   D&I, Salary and Market Trends Analysis

     09    · Software Development

     12    · QA & Test Automation

     16    · Cloud / DevOps

     20    · Infrastructure

     24    · Project Management

     28    · Salesforce

     33    · Data

     37    · Senior Leadership

     45   Who we are

     48   Contact

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     FOREWORD

     2020 was of course a year a change and much of that change
     will only be fully realised in 2021. The Irish technology sector
     weathered the storm of last year better than many industries.
     Here at IT Search, we saw a significant uptick in the volume of
     recruitment around September of last year. That has continued
     to grow month on month as businesses adapt to the changing
     business models.

     The broader market is bullish also with the ESRI forecasting
     the economy to grow by 4.9% this year. Although overall
     unemployment rates will likely remain high for some time,
     demand for technology staff is as competitive as it’s ever been. In
     a January 2021 IBEC survey of Irish CEO’s, 78% of those surveyed
     identified the availability of talent as a challenge for this year.

     For the year ahead all signs are pointing to a busy time in
     technology recruitment, with heightened demand for talent
     particularly from Q2 onwards. The temp and contract market
     should continue to be strong for the foreseeable future also.
     Obviously, the shift to remote
     working is here to stay so
     companies that can’t or won’t
     adapt to this may struggle
     for new talent. Interestingly
     a better “Work-Life Balance”
     is almost unanimously the
     number one employee driver
     across all areas of technology
     based on our research. So,
     if nothing else at least 2020
     may have helped people
     focus on what’s important
     to them, and I feel there is
     an overall sense of optimism
     heading into 2021.
                                            David Shanahan - Director

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     D&I APPLYING A GENDER LENS
     TO TECH HIRING IN 2021
             2020 has been the most disruptive and unprecedented year
             of this generation.

             Although the Irish technology sector was more resilient than many
             industries, it goes without saying that the last 12 months have been
             an incredibly challenging period for the vast majority – mentally,
             emotionally and professionally.

             Looking at silver linings - there have been many positive
             developments in terms of how we work, with the move to remote and
             flexible working bringing back much needed ‘Work-Life Balance’ and
             the increased focus on employee wellbeing putting a long overdue
             corporate focus on mental health and employee wellbeing. The
             pandemic also served as a catalyst for driving digital transformation,
             highlighting the crucial importance of IT Infrastructure, Cloud
             Capabilities and Cyber and Information Security amongst others.

             However, if we review this period critically it is very apparent that
             these benefits have not been equally felt across the full workforce.
             McKinsey & Co in a recent report stated that “the COVID-19 crisis
                                       could set women back half a decade” and
                                       that globally women’s jobs are 1.8 times
                                       more vulnerable to this crisis than men’s
                                       jobs. Talk of a “she-cession” in the US (the
                                       unemployment rate in July was 9.4% for
                                       men and 10.5% for women) and a “pink
                                       recession” in Australia (research has shown
                                       that the number of women employed fell
                                       5.3% early in 2020, compared to 3.9% for
                                       men in the same period) is harrowing.

                                        After 2020, how does the Irish technology
                                        market measure up when it comes to
                                        gender representation?

           Ebony Lawless-McCrea
          Client Services Manager

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                Gender Split within Irish Tech

      Software                    QA & Test                        Cloud /
     Development                 Automation                        DevOps

     Infrastructure          Project Management               SalesForce

       Cyber and              Senior Leadership            Senior Leadership
      Information                Board Level               Leadership Level

       Across the 15 different core vertical profiles that we reviewed, the
       average female representation was 22%. The sad thing about this
       figure being that outliers with much higher representation like Data
       (25-30%), Board Level Executive Positions (27%), Salesforce (30%),
       PMO (36%) and QA Test (45%) significantly improved that statistic.
       The reality is that within the majority of Technical positions female
       representation stands at about 15%.

       Whilst that alone is a worrying figure, at IT Search a trend we feel
       needs to be examined in particular is the role of gender in Technology
       Leadership appointments.

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     D&I APPLYING A GENDER LENS
     TO TECH HIRING IN 2021

            Gender and Technology Leadership – Backsliding

            Given the stark numbers highlighted above, every technology
            organisation should have a clear and actionable diversity and
            inclusion strategy, aligned to the organisation’s purpose. It is widely
            accepted that this isn’t just a social good but it’s good business. In
            order for these strategies to achieve their intended purpose, they
            need to be executed from the top down, as well as from the bottom
            up. Top-down sets the tone. Empirically, women are more likely than
            men to embrace inclusive policies and programs and to champion
            racial and gender diversity.

            New Senior Appointments

            Globally, women CEO appointments decreased from 12% between
            October 2019 to March 2020 to just 6% after the pandemic
            announcement. In Ireland, while 59% of senior leadership
            appointments for ISEQ 20 firms in 2020 were women, that figure
            was 27% for other listed companies. That marks a decrease from the
            50% figure seen in the same time frame as above. Additionally, no
            women were appointed to executive director roles in the 18 months
            up to September 2020.

            Let that sink in.

            Why? COVID-19 has caused companies to shift their focus to
            appointing chief executives with a ‘proven track record’ and
            previous CEO experience – a strategy that favours men.

            Experts in this space have warned, that unless women are promoted
            into roles where they can secure the general management and
            leadership experience for promotions, such roles will continue to be
            predominantly filled by men. For context, general management roles

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make up 41% of leadership roles in the market but are only held
at a rate of only 9% by female professionals.

Looking at Ireland specifically - although 27% of board roles in
companies are held by women, their representation drops to
only 19% in leadership positions, such as that of Chief Executive,
Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer etc.

Making a case for accountability and established quotas, ISEQ
20 companies are doing better than other listed companies in
terms of senior leadership balance. According to Balance for
Better Business, the number of women in senior leadership in
these companies increased from 16.9% last year to 22.2% this
year, exceeding the 2020 target of 20%. Other listed companies
only reached 15.9%, however, failing to meet their target of 18%.

As of 1 September 2020, eight ISEQ 20 companies had all-men
boards and five of these appointed new directors, all of
which were men. Almost 38% of all listed companies still
have no women on their senior leadership team.

Senior Workforce

As if that wasn’t enough of a challenge,
research done throughout 2020 has
shown companies are also at
significant risk of losing the
women in leadership that they
have already appointed.
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     D&I APPLYING A GENDER LENS
     TO TECH HIRING IN 2021

            Why?

            The economic impacts of COVID-19 have put businesses
            under exceptional pressure, meaning that senior level
            executives are being viewed under a ‘productivity’ micro-
            scope by investors more than ever. Studies have shown
            that Senior-level women are traditionally held to higher
            performance standards than male counterparts, meaning
            that in a time when most professionals are struggling
            with external commitments and strains (mental and
            general health anxiety, family obligations, childcare, home-
            schooling etc), women have the additional burden of being
            held to a higher standard. This combined with the fact
            that they are more likely to be the only female, or one of a
            limited number of females ‘in the room’ opens the door for
            an increased feeling of needing to prove competence and to
            just ‘get on with it’.

            To evidence this fact, a recent McKinsey & Co survey found
            Senior-Level Women are 1.5 times more likely than senior-
            level men to think about downshifting their role or leaving
            the workforce because of COVID-19.

            What can we do?

            Diversity and Inclusion remains a high priority for the
            majority of our clients here at IT Search and we will
            continue to have a crucial part to play in helping them meet
            the objectives of their talent strategy moving forward. D&I
            will not happen by accident and requires specific practices,
            interventions and checks to ensure greater equality.

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     D&I, SALARY AND
     TRENDS ANALYSIS

                  SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
        As our world becomes ever smaller and connected, with a device in
        everyone’s pocket millions of times faster than the software that
        powered Apollo 11, the demand for Software Engineering expertise
        continues to grow and diversify. Add in IoT, Cloud Computing, DevOps
        and how society is becoming more and more digital, our clients rely on
        IT Search to provide access to the most suitable, skilled and motivated
        candidates available.

        Java, JavaScript and Python continue to be the most in demand
        languages by volume of jobs, although we have seen a steady resurgence
        of C# .Net roles with the release of .Net 5 as a modern, open source, cross-
        platform language. Typescript, Kubernetes, Spring Boot and ReactJS are
        amongst the fastest growing technologies based on market demand.

                                  Gender Diversity

                        15%
                        14%
                        14%                        –   Software       Female   Male
                        12%                        –   Java 		        15%      85%
                                                   –   Javascript     14%      86%
                                                   –   Python         14%      86%
                     85%                           –   .Net		         12%      88%
                     86%
                     86%
                     88%

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                          Top Employers in the Market

       Java       By Volume:			                       By Growth:

                  Ericsson 			                        R3 (+500%)
                  IBM				                             Neueda Technologies (+79%)
                  Fidelity Investments		              Unity Technologies (+75%)
                  AWS				                             WP Engine (+63%)
                  Workday			                          Apple (+60%)
                  Mastercard			                       Qualtrics (+50%)
                  Microsoft			                        Genesys (+49%)
                  Amazon				                          PMC (+44%)
                  Dell EMC 			                        Verizon Media (+42%)
                  General Motors			                   Google (+40%)

     JavaScript   By Volume:			                       By Growth:

                  Fidelity Investments		              LetsGetChecked (+300%)
                  IBM				                             Neuda Technologies (+300%)
                  AWS				                             WP Engine (+167%)
                  Hubspot			                          xSellco (+133%)
                  Microsoft			                        VectraAI (+125%)
                  Mastercard			                       Distilled SCH (+120%)
                  Workday			                          Cubic Telecom (+75%)
                  Ericsson				                        Microsoft (+68%)
                  Amazon				                          LetsGetChecked (+300%)
                  Dell EMC			                         Neueda Technologies (+300%)

      Python      By Volume:			                       By Growth:

                  Ericsson				                        Keelvar (+700%)
                  AWS				                             DraftKings (+700%)
                  Workday			                          Neueda Technologies (+267%)
                  IBM				                             R3 (+200%)
                  Fidelity Investments		              Unity Technologies (+180%)
                  Microsoft			                        Workhuman (+175%)
                  Amazon 			                          Apple (+100%)
                  Mastercard			                       TQS Integration (+75%)
                  Google				                          NGINX (+67%)
                  Dell EMC			                         Keelvar (+700%)

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        .Net           By Volume:			                       By Growth:

                       Microsoft			                        LetsGetChecked (+200%)
                       Verizon Connect			                  Unity Technologies (+150%)
                       AWS				                             Genesys (+83%)
                       BD				                              Oracle (+80%)
                       Workday			                          Prepaid Financial Services (+75%)
                       Fidelity Investments		              Shutterstock (+67%)
                       Amazon				                          Softworks.com (+67%)
                       Dell EMC			                         Electronic Arts (+67%)
                       Ericsson				                        Unity Technologies (+150%)
                       Susquehanna
                       International Group

                                      SALARY & RATES TRENDS

                              3-5           5+          % Change        Contract    % Change
            Position
                             years         years           YoY          Day Rates      YoY

     Java                     50-70        70-100+            -           475-600        -

     .Net                     50-70         75-95            +5           450-550        -

     Python                   50-70        70-100+          +3%          500-600+        -

     Ruby                     45-65         65-85             -           400-500        -

     Scala                    45-75        75-100+          +6%          500-600+        -

     PHP                      40-60         60-75           -4%           400-450      -10%

     JavaScript               50-70        75-90K           +5%           450-550      +5%

     Mobile                   60-80        80-100+            -          500-600+        -

     Embedded                 55-65         65-85           +4%           400-500        -

     UX Design                50-60        60-80+             -          450-550+      +5%

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SOFTWARE
     DEVELOPMENT

                            Top 5 Employee Drivers

                       0%      10%   20%   30%
                                           30%    40%
                                                  40%    50%6
                                                         50%      0%
                                                                660%      70%   80%
                                                                                80%

           CONCLUDING REMARKS

           The Irish market continues to be recognised globally as a
           leader in Software Development, maintaining its status as
           the world’s second largest software exporter.

           The talent market in this area grew by 3% in 2020, with
           our research showing that over 25% of total software
           professionals changing job in the same period, and with
           the median length of tenure currently only at 1.45 years we
           forecast this to continue be a competitive market to recruit
           within throughout 2021 with an average increase of between
           3-6% across permanent salaries and 5% for User Experience
           and Interface oriented roles.

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D&I, SALARY AND
     TRENDS ANALYSIS

                QA & TEST AUTOMATION

                              Gender Diversity

                                    Automated testing has emerged
                                    in the last few years as one of the
                                    most important technologies for
                                    scaling DevOps in order to meet
                                    ever quickening delivery deadlines.
                                    Companies are continuing to invest
                                    heavily in resourcing this area with
                                    AI and Machine learning beginning
                                    to feature through predictive test
                                    selection and other emerging
                                    technologies.
            Male      Female

                    Top Employers in the Market

            By Volume:                 By Growth:

            IBM                        Wix.com (+400%)
            BD Medical                 ABB (+200%)
            Fineos                     Wipro Limited (+100%)
            Valeo                      Fiserv (+100%)
            Permanent TSB              AXA Partners (+100%)
            Apple                      Ellucian (+100%)
            Bank of Ireland            Retail Solutions (+100%)
            Dell EMC                   Cubic Telecom (+80%)
            Analog Devices             Susquehanna International Group (+67%)
            Expleo Group               Ei Electronics (+67%)

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     QA & TEST
     AUTOMATION
            Education & Professional Qualifications

            Approximately 54% of Test Automation professionals hold a
            Bachelor’s Degree and 36 % hold a Master’s Degree qualifications.

            Some of the fastest growing skills that we have seen in
            professionals in this market over the last 12 months include

                           Fastest Growing Skills

                   0%    25%    50%     75%     100%   125%   150%1   175%   200%    225%

                           Top 5 Employee Drivers

                         0%       10%         20%
                                              20%       30%
                                                       30%4    40%
                                                                0%        50%
                                                                         50%6       60%
                                                                                     0%     70%
                                                                                            70%

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     QA & TEST
     AUTOMATION
                                    SALARY & RATES TRENDS

                            3-5            5+         % Change          Contract           % Change
        Position
                           years          years          YoY            Day Rates             YoY

     Manual Tester          35-45         45-65           -6%              300-350                -

     Automation
                            50-65         70-85           +11%             450-525             +5%
     Tester

     SDET                   50-70         70-90           +4%              450-550                -

     Performance
                            50-70         70-90             -              450-550             +4%
     Tester

     Test Lead              70-75         80-90           +14%             500-550                -

     Test Manager           75-85         85-95           +9%              500-575                -

                                                  –   *Salary figures outlined are € and refer to thousands.

                    CONCLUDING REMARKS

                    Over 25% of Testers in Ireland changed jobs in 2020, this being
                    a sign of the volume of opportunity available to candidates
                    with this skillset. The median length of tenure is currently only
                    1.7 years meaning that attrition is a very real concern for many
                    IT Stakeholders that are placing central importance on quality
                    and accelerating test automation.

                    This is reflected in the market where we have seen increasing
                    permanent salaries from 4-14% across Automation and Test
                    Leadership, with a 5% increase for contract Automation Testers.

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     D&I, SALARY AND
     TRENDS ANALYSIS
                          CLOUD & DEVOPS
              Over the past 12 months, Cloud Computing and DevOps have been
              essential parts of businesses technological response to the pandemic-
              driven need move to ‘work-from-home.’ This central role is expected
              to continue throughout 2021 with the majority of organisations
              forecasting greater investment in cloud operating models across
              public, private and edge environments and the consequent adoption
              of a DevOps culture.

              AWS continues to dominate the Cloud sector with Azure benefitting
              from loyalty and strong integration into the existing Microsoft Suite;
              however, Oracle Cloud is currently the fastest growing public cloud
              provider in Ireland with Google’s Cloud Platform holding its own
              with many large enterprises. Analysis of Google Search Trends within
              Ireland over the past 12 months echoing this with AWS, Azure and
              Google Cloud accounting for 69%, 27% and 4% respectively of Cloud
              Provider enquiries.

             The transition to a DevOps Culture has driven the widespread
             adoption of new technologies and architectural designs, making skills
                                    that allow businesses to automate processes and
                                    to speed up the iteration time it takes to deliver
          Gender Diversity new services more in demand than ever. This has
                                    led to a surge in demand for professionals with
                        15%         experience in Microservices, Machine Learning,
                                    Terraform and Elasticsearch.

                                           Gender diversity continues to be a
                                           significant issue in this area with only
                                           15% female engineers in Ireland. This
                                           is well below the average across the
                                           technology industry in Ireland, which
                   85%                     stands around 26% female.

              Male       Female

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                     Top Employers in the Market

            By Volume:                      By Growth:

            AWS                             Guidewire Solutions (+367%)
            Google                          Jaguar Land Rover (+250%)
            IBM                             Groupon (+200%)
            Microsoft                       Neueda Technologies (+167%)
            SAP                             Avaya (+160%)
            Salesforce                      Fenergo (+150%)
            Workday                         TerraAlto (+133%)
            Cohesity                        Fidelity Investments (+114%)
            Fineos                          Leaseplan (+100%)
            Citrix

     Education & Professional Qualifications                            71%
                                                                        68%
                                                                        52%
     Approximately 54 % of Cloud professionals
     hold a Bachelor’s degree and 39 % hold
     Master’s Degree qualifications.

     Fastest Growing Skills include
              • Machine Learning +71%
              • Terraform +68%
              • Elasticsearch +52%

            Cloud-native security will rise higher on the agenda
            for CISOs as their organisations embrace Kubernetes,
            serverless, and other cloud-native technologies, as such
            we have seen an increase in Certified Cloud Security
            Professional (CCSP) qualifications which we expect to
            continue well into 2021.

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     CLOUD
     & DEVOPS

                                  Top 5 Employee Drivers
                                  5

                                  4

                                  3

                                  2

                                  1

                                      0%      10%         20%     30%
                                                                  30%4     %440%
                                                                              0%       50%      60%
                                                                                                60%        70%

                                      SALARY & RATES TRENDS

                           3-5               5+            % Change           Contract          % Change
        Position
                          years             years             YoY             Day Rates            YoY

     DevOps / SRE         60-70            70-90+                 -                450-550             -

     Cloud Engineer       60-70             70-90               +11%               400-500             -

     Cloud Architect         -             100-120+             +7%                 600+              +10%

     Cloud Ops
                          50-60             60-80               +9%                350-400             -
     Support

                                                      –    *Salary figures outlined are € and refer to thousands.

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CLOUD
& DEVOPS
        CONCLUDING REMARKS

        The Cloud Computing and DevOps market expanded by over
        12% in 2020, however our research has shown that over 30%
        of DevOps or Cloud engineers in Ireland changed job in the
        same period, and with the median length of tenure currently
        only at 1.4 years we forecast this to be a highly competitive
        market to recruit within throughout 2021.

        This has been reflected in Salary and Contract Day Rates
        with an average increase of 7-11% increase at Mid – Senior
        Level across various roles. Interestingly on the contract
        side, it is at Architect level that we see an increase of 10%
        YoY on day rates, reflecting the importance being attributed
        by businesses to resourcing those large scale architecture
        projects with expert talent.
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     D&I, SALARY AND
     TRENDS ANALYSIS

                    IT INFRASTRUCTURE
            Whether its on-premise, Cloud or a hybrid solution, IT Infrastructure is
            the foundation of almost every business. Given the pressure to accelerate
            IT service delivery, a robust and secure infrastructure to support the
            business is more critical than ever and with most of the country moving
            to “Work from home” overnight we saw companies IT infrastructure
            tested like never before.

            These conditions persist into 2021 with many businesses now facing the
            new challenge of planning beyond simply ‘keeping the lights on’ towards
            the future of business in this ‘new normal’.

            While we have witnessed a dramatic increase in areas the of DevOps
            Engineering and Cyber Security more traditional Infrastructure
            professionals in Network Support and Systems Administration continue
            to be in high demand, particularly in strategic roles at Architect and
            Management level.

                             Gender Diversity

                                              15%

                                       85%

                                  Male       Female

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                           Top Employers in the Market

                  By Volume:                      By Growth:

                  SAP                             Guidewire Software (+175%)
                  VMWare                          TitanHQ (+125%)
                  Dell EMC                        OpenText (+100%)
                  Google                          Nostra (+89%)
                  IBM                             BD (+86%)
                  Salesforce                      FDS (+67%)
                  Microsoft                       Equifax (+43%)
                  AWS                             Pure Storage (+39%)
                  Dell                            Cohesity (+38%)
                  Vodafone                        Coupa Software (+31%)

     Education & Professional Qualifications                                  54%
                                                                              29%
     Approximately 59 % of IT Infrastructure                                  19%
     professionals hold a Bachelor’s degree and                               17%
     31 % hold Master’s Degree qualifications.

     Fastest Growing Skills include

       • Cloud –
     		         Microsoft Azure +54%
     		         Amazon Web Services AWS +29%
       • Cybersecurity +19%
       • Python Programming +17%

             Cisco Certifications remain in the 15 Most in-demand certifications
             amongst clients for 2021 –

                      • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
                      • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
                      • Cisco Certified Professional Network Professional (CCNP)
                                                                              (CIO.COM)

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INFRASTRUCTURE

                                 SALARY & RATES TRENDS

                       3-5            5+           % Change            Contract          % Change
     Position
                      years          years            YoY              Day Rates            YoY

Infrastructure        26,000 -      45,000 –
                                                        +3%              130 - 300           +5%
Engineer (L1 /L3)      35,000        55,000

Service Delivery       55,000       75,000 –
                                                        +2%             300 – 500               -
Manager               –70,000        85,000

                                                                                                    %7
                      35,00 –       40,000 –
Field Engineer                                            -             175 – 400               -
                      40,000         60,000

Windows
                     45,000 –       55,000 –
Systems                                                 +5%              175 – 450            +2%
                      55,000         70,000
Administrator

Unix/Linux
                     48,000 –       60,00 –
Systems                                                   -             200 – 500               -
                      60,000        75,000
Administrator

Network               40,000        45,000 –
                                                          -             200 – 450            +6%
Engineer              -45,000        60,000

Network              70,000 –       80,000 –
                                                        +7%             450 - 600            +7%
Architect             80,000        100,000

                     60,000 –       75,000 –
IT Manager                                              +7%             300 – 500            +3%
                      70,000         90,000

                                               –   *Salary figures outlined are € and refer to thousands.
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                         Top 5 Employee Drivers

                5

                4

                3

                2

                1

                    0%      10%    20%
                                   20%     30%
                                           30%      40%      50%   60%7
                                                                   60%     0%
                                                                          70%

     CONCLUDING REMARKS

     The IT Infrastructure market expanded by over 12% in
     2020, however our research has shown that over 39% of
     those professionals changed job in the same period, and
     with the median length of tenure currently only at 1.4
     years we forecast this to be a highly competitive market
     to recruit within throughout 2021.

     We forecast that this competition for talent will drive
     another 2-5% salary increase for mid to senior level
     permanent roles. This rises to a 7% increase for Network
     Architect and IT Management level positions, as
     businesses consciously invest in strategic roles aimed at
     driving forward those ‘new normal’ plans.

     On the Contract side, we would expect to see similar
     patterns on day rates although interestingly the
     demand for Network skills at Contract Engineer
     level has expanded rapidly driving a rate rise where
     permanent salaries for permanent roles have
     maintained stable, illustrating the project focussed view
     of a lot of this work at the moment.

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     D&I, SALARY AND
     TRENDS ANALYSIS

              PMO & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
            In an ever-changing environment PMOs continue to face many
            challenges, one of which is adapting to Digital transformation and
            alternative ways of working (remote, hybrid etc). The role of the
            PMO has developed into an important leadership role within all
            Transformation and Change Programmes.

            According to the IPMA, 63% of companies are carrying out projects
            that involve Change Management in some capacity. This will help
            them complete more complex projects while streamlining and
            standardizing processes.

            In 2020, we saw 18% of the market change roles, in 2021 we
            expect to see continued strong demand for functional project
            management professionals. These professionals will be tasked with
            overseeing the transition of business from the UK to Ireland, or
                                              changing business processes to
                                              accommodate Brexit regulations
               Gender Diversity               and COVID driven transformation
                                              initiatives. This combined with
                                              the constant demand for technical
                             36%              project experts to drive the
                                              ever-growing software industry,
                                              means there will be an increasing
                                              demand in 2021.

                         64%

                    Male       Female

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                         Top Employers in the Market

               By Volume:                       By Growth:

               Microsoft                        Eli Lilly (+69%)
               Google                           KN Circet (+36%)
               IBM                              Vistatec (+33%)
               Bank of Ireland                  Stripe (+31%)
               Facebook                         Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail (+28%)
               HSE                              Permanent TSB (+24%)
               AIB                              Facebook (+21%)
               Dell                             Kerry (+21%)
               ESB                              Mastercard (+20%)
               Amazon                           NTA (+20%)

     Education & Professional Qualifications                                144%
                                                                            17%
     Approximately 44 % of IT Infrastructure                                14%
     professionals hold a Bachelor’s degree and
     39% hold Master’s Degree qualifications.

     Fastest Growing Skills Include -

             • Operations +144%
             • Agile Project Management +17%
             • Data Analysis +14%

               In 2020, we noticed a strong upswing in PMO professionals
               completing their Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) qualifications.
               It goes without saying that the use of agile methodologies
               has become somewhat standard across the market, and
               therefore there has been a surge in demand for specialists in
               managing projects in agile environments. Amongst surveyed
               professionals they stated that the transition to remote
               working, and the regained ‘commute time’ gave them the
               opportunity to invest in professional development that had
               been impossible previously.

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     PMO &
     PROJECT MANAGEMENT
                                 SALARY & RATES TRENDS

                          3-5           5+           % Change           Contract          % Change
         Position
                         years         years            YoY             Day Rates            YoY

     Programme
                         85-95        95 – 115            +7%             700-800                -
     Manager

     Senior Project
                         75-80         85-95              -7%             600-700                -
     Manager

     Project
                         50-65         70-85              -4%              450-550             -3%
     Manager

     Senior PMO
     Manager/           90-100        110-140               -              650-800
     Director

     PMO
                         65-85         90-100             +5%              450-600             +6%
     Manager

     PMO Support
                         35-45         45– 60               -             250 - 350              -
     Analyst

     Project
                         35-45         45-55                                 200
     coordinator

                                                 –   *Salary figures outlined are € and refer to thousands.

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                       Top 5 Employee Drivers

                     0%       10%     20%     30%4
                                              30%      440%
                                                         0%   50%   60%   70%

CONCLUDING REMARKS

The PMO and Project Management market expanded by 2% in 2020,
however our research has shown that over 18% of those professionals
changed job in the same period, and with the median length of tenure
currently 2.1 years we forecast this to be a moderately fluid market to
recruit within throughout 2021. Particularly in demand professionals
will have strong agile digital backgrounds, Brexit and Regulatory
project experience.

Interestingly, while we forecast that this competition for
talent will drive another 5-7% salary increase for PMO
Manager and Programme Manager permanent roles,
the majority of other positions in the permanent
space have stayed stagnant or indeed declined
in salary. These rises can be attributed to
businesses decision consciously invest in
strategic roles aimed at driving forward
those ‘new normal’ plans.

On the Contract side, we
would expect to see similar
patterns on day rates.
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     D&I, SALARY AND
     TRENDS ANALYSIS

                             SALESFORCE
            The Salesforce ecosystem in Ireland has been growing steadily for the
            last number of years. Demand, however has surpassed supply in terms
            of Salesforce professionals which has led to both an increase in average
            salaries across the board, as well as a significant increase in Contractor
            numbers working on Salesforce related projects in Ireland both on-site
            and remotely from abroad. 2020 was marked by significant investment
            by Salesforce including the acquisition of Vlocity, and provisional
            agreement to acquire Slack as well. Gartner ranked Salesforce the #1
            CRM for the 8th consecutive year, gaining more market share than the
            next nine competitors on the market combined.

            Remote working provided an opportunity for many in the Salesforce
            ecosystem to get around to getting certifications that had previously
            been difficult to allow time for. There has been clear demand seen on the
            market for professionals with niche certifications such as Salesforce CPQ
            Specialist, Pardot Specialist and Platform Developer II.

                              Gender Diversity

                                             30%

                                         70%

                                    Male       Female

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                       Top Employers in the Market

              By Volume:                          By Growth:

              Salesforce                          Tableau Software (+200%)
              Dell EMC                            Tata Consultancy Services (+200%)
              Pexlify Enterprise                  MongoDB (+150%)
              Services                            Unum Ireland (+100%)
              VMWare
              ClaimVantage
              Fidelity Investments
              Johnson & Johnson
              DocuSign
              Novartis
              Deutsche Bank

                   Education & Professional Qualifications

         Approximately 51% of Salesforce professionals hold a Bachelor’s
         Degree and 37% hold a Master’s Degree qualifications.

         Across the market, we are continuing to see Salesforce
         Certifications as an important measure for candidate experience.

         Based on client feedback, we can report the below “essential” and
         “nice to have” certifications for 2021-

                               Essential
       Role                                               Nice to Have Certifications
                             Certifications
    Salesforce                                        Advanced Administrator, CPQ Specialist,
                              Administrator
   Administrator                                              Platform App Builder

                                                      Platform Developer II, B2C Commerce
Salesforce Developer       Platform Developer I       Developer, Marketing Cloud Developer,
                                                              Platform App Builder
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     SALESFORCE

                                     Essential
             Role                                              Nice to Have Certifications
                                   Certifications
                                                              Systems Architect, Sales Cloud
                                                           Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant,
      Salesforce Architect       Application Architect
                                                            Certified Technical Architect (“Elite”
                                                                        Certification)

                                    Sales Cloud
                                                          Community Cloud Consultant, Education
                                 Consultant, Service
     Functional Consultant                                 Cloud Consultant, Pardot Consultant,
                                 Cloud Consultant,
                                                               Marketing Cloud Consultant
                                   Administrator

                                 Developer I, Admin I,       App Builder, Developer II, Einstein
     Technical Consultant        Sales, Service Cloud       Analytics and Discovery Consultant,
                                     Consultant             Field Service Lightning Consultant

                                 Admin I, Sales Cloud     Advanced Administrator, CPQ Specialist,
       Business Analyst
                                    Consultant                  Service Cloud Consultant

     Project Manager/CRM         Admin I, Sales Cloud      Service Cloud Consultant, Developer I,
           Manager                  Consultant                         Developer II

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                            SALARY & RATES TRENDS

                        3-5            5+         % Change Contract % Change
     Position
                       years          years          YoY   Day Rates   YoY

Administrator          28-40K         40-63K         +14%         305-406    +5%

Developer              35-52K         52-88K         +9%          508-660    +10%

Consultant
                       52-67K         67-83K         +11%         457-660     -
(Techno-functional)

Solution
                       67-81K        81-103K         +5%          558-863    +10%
Architect

Technical
                       72 -86K       86,-113K          -           611-916    -
Architect

Business
                       42-55K         55-73K           -          457-660     -
Analyst

Project
                       52-65K         65-83K         +22%          508-711   +4%
Manager

Trainer                37-45K         45-55K           -          305-508     -

Marketing Cloud
                       46-60K         60-75K           -          508-761    +3%
Consultant

CRM Manager            42-58K         58-68K         +10%         305-406    +2%
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SALESFORCE

                        Top 5 Employee Drivers

                   0%     10%
                          10%    20%
                                 20%3    30%
                                          0%    40%
                                                40%5   550%
                                                         0%    60%   70%   80%
                                                                           80%

    CONCLUDING REMARKS

    Salesforce is undoubtedly the worlds #1 CRM at the moment and
    demand is growing across Europe for talented Salesforce professionals
    across all industries.

       This has been reflected in Salary Rates with an average increase of
          10-20 % across various roles and contract rates of up to 10%.
              The Salesforce market in Ireland expanded by over 13% in
                  2020, however our research has shown that this was
                     a high movement market with over 45% of those
                          professionals changing job in the same period,
                             and with the median length of tenure
                                 currently only at 1.4 years we forecast
                                     this to be a highly competitive market
                                         to recruit within throughout 2021.
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     D&I, SALARY AND
     TRENDS ANALYSIS

                 DATA
            The data sector includes business intelligence, data science, data
            engineering & data/digital insights professionals.

            In this talent pool, some 40% of the talent pool changed role in
            2020. There are approximately 5% more professionals available
            in this talent vertical in the workforce with demand steadily
            increasing YoY. The median length of tenure is currently a
            staggering 1.1 years.

            SQL, Python & R remain the most in-demand querying or
            programming languages. While many report having more than
            one programming language; Python is the dominant amongst data
            professionals and its popularity is increasing steadily YoY. Data
            visualisation skills are in heavy demand with machine learning
            and bespoke analysis skills seeing a rise in demand across sectors
            notably in financial services, pharmaceuticals and big tech. AWS
            & Azure Cloud stacks continue to show marked increases in
            proliferation across sectors.

         Gender Diversity

                  30%
                  25%                   –   				                    Female       Male
                  18%                   –   General Data Role        30%         70%
                                        –   Data Science Role        25%         75%
                                        –   Data engineering         18%         82%
                                        –   Professionals

                70%
                75%                                       Male          Female
                82%

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     DATA

                          Top Employers in the Market

                By Volume:                      By Growth:

                AIB                             CeADAR Ireland (+280%)
                Accenture                       ACI Worldwide (+250%)
                Google                          Conjura (+180%)
                Bank of Ireland                 LetsGetChecked (+175%)
                Apple                           Altada Technology Solutions (+125%)
                Facebook                        U.S. Bank (+83%)
                EY                              Infosys BPM (+63%)
                IBM                             Pfizer (+62%)
                UnitedHealth Group              Kx (+56%)
                Aon Centre for
                Innovation &
                Analytics (ACIA)

     Education & Professional Qualifications                                34%
                                                                            48%
     Notably there is evidence of an increase                               9%
     in candidates presenting with STEM base                                8%
     degrees and exceptionally focused master’s
     programmes with specialisms in natural
     language processing, quantitative modelling or
     applied computer science / cloud engineering.
     Graduates are targeting specific industry roles
     accordingly.

     Highest level of education:
              • Bachelor’s Degree 34%
              • Masters’ Degree 48%
              • Doctorate: 9%
              • MBA 8%

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                                 SALARY & RATES TRENDS

                           3-5            5+         % Change Contract % Change
     Position
                          years          years          YoY   Day Rates   YoY

Data Analyst               40-50         50-75          +5%          300-350    +3%

Modelling Analyst          40-60         60-85          +5%          350-400

Data Scientist             55-75                        +3%          500-600    +3%

Senior Data
                             -           75-110         +6%          550-650
Scientist

Data Engineer              50-75         75-110         +8%          550-600    +10%

Analytics / BI
                           65-70         70-85            -          425-500     -
Manager

Senior Analytics /
                           85-110        110-120        +5%          550-650     -
BI Manager

Data Governance
                           75-95         95-120         +10%         500-500    +15%
manager

Head of Analytics          85-115        115-135          -            650+      -

Insights Analyst           45-60         55-65            -          325-360     -

Insights Manager           65-75         75-90            -          445-500     -

Chief Data Officer           -          155-230          -2%         750-1200    -
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     DATA
                           Top 5 Employee Drivers

                      0%      10%
                              10%    20%     30%
                                             30%     40%5
                                                     40%      0%
                                                             50%      60%7
                                                                      60%     0%
                                                                             70%   80%
                                                                                   80%

       CONCLUDING REMARKS

       We expect to see Senior management and executive data leadership
         opportunities rise in demand in 2021. Increased speed of deployment of
            digital transformation and data enablement initiatives in 2020 has
               increased the scope of & capacity to measure the ROI from data
                  orientated programmes of work. Many organisations will invest
                      heavily in data governance which in turn will see more Chief
                         Information Officer and Chief Data Officer appointments.

                               This has been reflected in Salary Rates with
                                 an average increase of 8-10% across Data
                                     Engineering and Data Governance
                                        Management roles. The contract
                                          market for these positions
                                             is also strong with a
                                                 10-15% increase
                                                    experienced.

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     D&I, SALARY AND
     TRENDS ANALYSIS

               CYBER & INFORMATION SECURITY
            Over one third of security/IT decision-makers have said that
            their 2021 security budget will be higher than they expected
            it to be before the pandemic hit, and over 40% expect this to
            rise again over the next 12 months. With a currently 0% global
            unemployment rate in Cyber Security, the harrowing prediction
            that 3.5 million jobs will go unfilled by 2021 due to candidate
            availability shortage is a very likely reality.

            Where does Ireland fit in to this picture?

            It is estimated that there are currently over 6000 Cybersecurity
            professionals employed in Ireland. Over the last 12 months, there
            has been an 18% growth in the market of professionals with Cyber
            and Information Security Skills. This being helped somewhat
            by the rollout of the major cyber skills training initiative (CSI)
            2018-2021 which aimed to
            add an essential additional
            5,000 people trained in cyber
            security skills to the talent             Gender Diversity
            pool.
                                                                       22%
            Of those 6,000 Cybersecurity
            professionals, just over 1/5
            changed jobs in the past 12
            months and with a median
            tenure of just 1.8 years we
            would expect that attrition
            in teams will be a key
            concern for Cyber Leadership
            throughout 2021 considering                         78%
            61% of Irish businesses have
            reported suffering cybercrime                   Male         Female
            over the last two years.

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     CYBER &
     INFORMATION SECURITY
               Interestingly reports by the NCSC in the UK found that the industry
               had higher levels of female representation than the wider technology
               industry. However, men still outnumber women roughly three to one in
               the cybersecurity sector which means that the industry has a wide pool of
               untapped talent. The Irish Industry has started to make efforts to address
               this with programs like Smarttech247’s Women in Cybersecurity Academy.

                        Top Employers in the Market

               By Volume:                       By Growth:

               Bank of Ireland                  TiKTok (+1000%)
               IBM                              Tata Consultancy Services (+367%)
               Amazon Web                       Guidewire Software (+223%)
               Services (AWS)                   BlackBerry (+175%)
               Integrity360                     Kontex (+129%)
               McAfee                           Security Risk Advisors (+13%)
               AIB                              JRI America (+60%)
               Accenture                        Rapid7 (+60%)
               Microsoft                        DocuSign (+53%)
               EY                               Amazon (+41%)
               Fidelity Investments

               Education & Professional Qualifications

               Approximately 45% of Cybersecurity professionals hold a Bachelor’s
               degree and 42% hold Master’s Degree qualifications.

               Common Cybersecurity Qualifications -
               • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
               • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
               • CompTIA Security+
               • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
               • CISA: Certified Information Security Auditor

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                  In terms of recruitment the CISSP is still by far the most
                  “in demand” qualification employers globally are looking for -

                          Simply                          LinkedIn
     Certification                        Indeed                         TechCareers      Total
                           Hired                            Jobs

        CISSP
                            9,675          13,549            23,557          7,683        54,464
       [(ISC)2]

         CISA
                            4,582           7,130            11,455          4,130        27,297
       (ISACA)

         CISM
                            3,087          4,592              7,897          350          15,926
       (ISACA)

         CEH
                            2,172           2,991            5,093           1,422        11,678
     (EC-Council)

      Security+
                            2,471           3,234            5,345           377          11,427
     (CompTIA)

                                      Fastest Growth Skills

              60%

              50%

              40%

              30%

              20%

              10%

                  0%
                           AWSG          DPRD       ata PrivacyS      IEMI      ncident
                                                                               Response

                       One to watch for 2021 is the CIPP : Certified Information
                       Privacy Professional qualification. In 2020 we saw a 35%
                       rise in the market of professionals with this certification, as
                       Data Privacy and GDPR became extremely relevant in light
                       of several landmark decisions.

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CYBER &
INFORMATION SECURITY

                    Top 5 Employee Drivers

                  0%       10%     20%3
                                   20%       0%
                                             30%     40%5
                                                     40%         0%
                                                                 50%   60%7
                                                                       60%    0%
                                                                              70%
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                                     SALARY & RATES TRENDS

                             3-5          5+          % Change        Contract      % Change
         Position
                            years        years           YoY          Day Rates        YoY

     IT Security                                                       450-750 /
                           50-60k        60 -85K          +8%                         +5%
     Engineer                                                            day

                                                                       400-500 /
     Pen – Tester          45-60K        65-85K           +9%                         +3%
                                                                         Day

     Security                                                           500-750/
                           80-95K       100-120K          +6%                         +10%
     Architect                                                            Day

     Network Security                                                  400 -550/
                           45-55K        60-80K           +9%                         +5%
     Engineer                                                            Day

     DevSecOps                                                         500 -650 /
                           50-65K       70- 100K         +7.5%                        +10%
     Engineer                                                            Day

     IT Security
                           65- 85K      85- 100K         +12%               -          -
     Manager

     Chief
                          100 -120K     120 -140K        +18%               -          -
     Information

                    CONCLUDING REMARKS

                    In recent years, Ireland has become a significant Cyber Security Hub
                    with a growing strong talent pool of highly skilled professionals.
                    This year it is expected that employer demand will fully outgrow
                    the available talent network creating an exceptionally competitive
                    marketplace.

                    This has been reflected in Salary and Contract Day Rates with an average
                    increase of 5-10% increase at Mid – Senior Level across various roles.
                    Interesting however is that although Engineers were relatively flat that
                    Senior end roles have shown a significant increase in salaries, with roles
                    like Head of Security and CSIOs showing a 12- 20% increase as more
                    businesses are investing in Cyber Security as a long term strategic focus.

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     D&I, SALARY AND
     TRENDS ANALYSIS

                EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
            Surprisingly, we have seen that 17% of executive level technology
            candidates changed jobs in 2020. Given the level of uncertainty
            during the year this would be a high number, and indicative of a
            buoyant market at the senior end of the technology industry.

            2020 was a certainly a year of change, and in terms of work
            practices that change is here for the long term. Location
            independence has required leadership teams to reassess technology
            to support this new version of business. The one constant through-
            out however is that people are still the core of all businesses.

            Finding talent with a high level of technical skill and the ability to
            effectively manage is continuing to be a challenge. This need for
            technology leaders with high emotional intelligence will become
            even more critical in 2021 given the challenges of effectively
            managing remote staff.

            More recently we have seen a shift away from in-house
            recruitment teams managing executive level mandates, and
            back to leveraging external executive search companies again.
            We are seeing an increase in requests for additional services
            such as diversity recruitment strategy, coaching and leadership
            development programs. Also, we have seen a significant uptick in
            technology executives contacting us for an objective point of view
            on the market, and advice on how best to navigate the process.

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                              Gender Diversity
        Board Level                                               Leadership
                                                     ( Chief Executive, Chief Technology Officer,
                                                            Chief Information Officer etc.)

                                   Male     Female

Education & Professional Qualifications                                      20%
                                                                             49%
       • Bachelor’s Degree – 20%                                             20%
       • Master’s Degree – 49%                                               11%
       • MBA – 20%
       • Doctorate – 11%

                           Top 5 Employee Drivers

                        38%      40%
                                 40%      42%      44%         46%         48%
                                                                           48%         50%
                                                                                       50%5         52%
                                                                                                     2%
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     EXECUTIVE
     LEADERSHIP
                                    SALARY & RATES TRENDS

                      Salary guides for senior leadership tend to have limited
                      value as they vary significantly depending on bonuses,
                      stock, LTIPs etc. Interesting to note the YoY change on
                      salaries however, in particular CISO salaries with a 20%
                      increase on average, which highlights the long-term
                      value assigned by employers to Cybersecurity.

              Position                            €K                       % Change YoY

     Director of IT                             140-180+                      No change

     Chief Technology Officer                   150-180+                      No change

     Head of Software
                                                130-160                           +5%
     Engineering

     Head of Architecture                       120-150                           +11%

     Chief Information Security
                                                 110-140                          +20%
     Officer

                      CONCLUDING REMARKS

                      The Technology Leadership market was relatively slow with 1% growth
                      in 2020, however our research has shown that over 17% of those
                      professionals changed job in the same period, and with the median
                      length of tenure currently only at 3.8 years we forecast this to be a
                      moderately competitive market to recruit within throughout 2021.

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IT SEARCH
WHO ARE WE?
       GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY RECRUITMENT PARTNER

       IT Search has been founded to bring the very best in candidate
       matching to our client base across all technical verticals in Ireland
       and abroad. Our key focus is in handling niche roles where engaging
       exceptionally specialist candidates on our clients’ behalf requires a
       significant investment of time and expertise. As a result, we have built
       a loyal client base which affords repeat business and is underpinned
       by a strong referral network.

       Our offices are at 13 Lad Lane, Dublin 2 where we provide a service
       that we would want to receive. Our model is based on providing expert
       market insight, thought leadership as well as honest and consultative
       advice to clients and candidates both domestically and internationally.

       We can help with the questions that come up along the recruitment
       process such as: compensation and benefits insights, visa & relocation
       information, perm & contract salary surveys, trend analysis as well as
       marketing mapping to name a few.

       TECHNOLOGY DIVERSITY HIRING ADVOCATES

       Since our inception, we have worked hard to ensure that D&I is built
       into the fabric of IT Search as one of our core values.

       We recognise that non-performative diverse and inclusive recruitment
       practice starts from within through-

                • Training
                • Inclusive Work Practices
                • A culture of Allyship and Advocacy

       We believe that if we educate ourselves, understand privilege, become
       aware of our unconscious bias and constantly challenge it, we then
       can understand and ultimately be better partners both to our clients
       and to the candidates that we represent.
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     IT SEARCH
     WHO ARE WE?
      We understand that we have a critical role to play in improving best practice
      throughout the recruitment process, becoming a credible recruitment partner to our
      clients and in turn supporting them in the development of their own D&I strategy.

      Over the last twelve months, we have put together our best practice IT Search
      standards that we apply to both internal recruitment and when undertaking
      assignments for clients, if and when appropriate -

                                                            2) Source & Attract

                 1) Plan                                 • Tailor your messaging –
                                                           remove gender bias with
      • Define goals and intended                          Textio and other tools.
        outcomes                                         • Diversify Sourcing Channels
      • Undertake Market Analysis                        • Review Referral Programs
      • Examine existing workplace                       • Proactively reach out to
        policies, processes & hiring                       underrepresented groups
        metrics
      • Identify any gaps in team
        knowledge and upskill
        accordingly

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 3) Screen & Interview

• Agree objective
  screening criteria
• Use of technology assessments
  e.g. Codility
• Use of personality assessments
• Diverse interview panels
• Blind Interviews                                        4) Select, Offer
• Implement both group and                                     and Hire
  individual interviews
                                                    • Collect individual
                                                     “fresh” feedback
                                                    • Empower recruiters to offer
                                                      constructive challenges
                                                    • Ensure onboarding is
                                                      supported by a diverse
                                                      group

            5) Transition
               & Measure
    • Measure candidate
      experience and make
      future adjustments
    • Monitor progress and
      impact of strategy
IT Search,
  13 Lad Lane,
    Dublin 2

(+353) 1 507 9276
info@itsearch.ie

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