A report produced by GfK for TechCityInsider and other partners (including Digital Shoreditch) was released at last weeks DS13.TechCity_Type_ok

It made for compelling reading – not least because it ‘validates’ the core reason as to why WOW-Elite is here.

‘The biggest single challenge facing London’s tech businesses is a shortage of skilled workers in the jobs market. These are not traditional skills like finance, HR and sales, but specialised digital and technology skills like coders, developers and usability specialists.’ (TechCity Futures Report: Headline Findings)

70% of surveyed business agreed that there is a shortage of programmers – while 42% agreed it was difficult to retain talent.

77% of business stated that they could grow quicker if they had access to people with better skills – with the top 5 skills i demand being: coders / developers (programmers) / marketing and PR / business development / web developers and UX specialists.

‘We need skilled developers who can hit the ground running. They are few and far between at the moment which significantly slows down all other activities’.

49% of businesses strongly agreed that ‘they find it hard to access talent leaving University’.

So….we hope we are on the right track – developing and nurturing the brightest new University talent into the tech industry by managing and delivering high-value / low-cost solutions across IT, Digital, Multimedia, Marketing and Communications.

Thanks to all who grabbed us at Digital Shoreditch – we look forward to progressing initials chats and working with you.

Big Thanks also to Kam Star at Playgen- the leading light of all that is happening around Tech City / Shoreditch – his enthusiasm, energy and shirts are a real inspiration.