Skill Survey Report 2016 Print E-mail

The fourth Skills Study for the project IDB-BISEW IT Scholarship Project comprises of a survey based study of fifty-seven employers, chosen through stratified random sampling across the ICT industry and other organizations having separate ICT departments. This report is a summary of the main findings and includes information on employers’ needs for ICT skills over a range of technology areas.

As its name suggests, the study focused on professional level ICT skills rather than generic computer skills. This is an important measure because it relates to skills being imparted to the trainees of the IDB-BISEW ICT Scholarship Project. It is vital that the ICT Scholarship Project produces skills and competencies that are in demand among the employers in our country as well as in the international job markets.

Scope of the Study

For the purpose of this study, a distinction has been made between Professional Level computer skills and Use Level computer skills. This study focusses only those skills need voiced by the ICT products/services producing companies and also the needs existing in ICT service consuming organizations. The skills discussed here pertain only to those competencies which are required by information technology practitioners. The study does not focus on User Level computer skills that are in demand in any modern-day working environment equipped with computes.


Sample for Survey

Stratified random sampling was carried out in this study. The sample sizes used for the two categories were as follows:

Type A: ICT Products/Service Producers =        52

Type B: ICT Products/Service Users         =          5

 


Survey Method, Instruments and Procedures Employed

A questionnaire-based survey was conducted for the purpose of this study. Four types of questionnaires were used in the survey. These questionnaire types correspond to the following domains:


Type

Questionnaire Type

Domain (Sub-Categories)

Type A

Software Development & Services

Software Application Developing and Integration Companies

Networking, Hardware & Telecommunication

Network and Data Communication Solution Providers and System Integrators

Graphics, Animation & Video-Editing

ICT-Enabled Service Providers (ITeS)

Type B

Non-ICT Organizations

ICT Products/Service Users

A snap-shot of the skills in demand among the employers as inferred from the Skills Study is shown below for the three Technology Groups:

Top Software Development Skills

Table 1: Top Software Development Skills in Demand

A.

General Programming Languages

Rank

a.

Java

1

b.

C#.NET

2

c.

C++

3

d.

Python

4

e.

C

5

B.

Scripting Languages:

Rank

a.

JQuery

1

b.

JavaScript / Jscript

2

c.

AJAX

3

d.

AngularJS

4

C.

Web Application Development:

Rank

a.

PHP

1

b.

ASP.NET

2

c.

XML Web Service

3

d.

Oracle Forms App. Developer

4

e.

JSP

5

f.

Oracle Application Express

6

g.

Servlet

7

h.

SAP Web Socket

8

D.

MVC Technologies:

Rank

a.

CodeIgniter

1

b.

ASP.NET MVC

2

c.

Spring

3

d.

CakePHP

4

e.

Struts 2

5

f.

Laravel

6

g.

Zend Doctrine

7

h.

Yii

8

i.

Jet

9

j.

Symphony

10

k.

JSF

11

l.

Groovy & Grails

12

m.

ADF

13

E.

Data Access Technologies:

Rank

a.

ADO.NET

1

b.

LINQ

2

c.

Hibernate

3

d.

Entity Framework

4

F.

User Interface Technologies:

Rank

a.

CSS3

1

b.

Bootstrap

2

c.

PrimeFaces

3

G.

Reporting Tools& Allied Technologies:

Rank

a.

Crystal Reports

1

b.

Oracle Reports Developer

2

c.

Jasper Reports

3

d.

Microsoft Report

4

e.

Spread Sheet Gear

5

f.

SAP Business Object

6

g.

MS Sharepoint Server

7

h.

Google Analytics

8

i.

Active Report

9

H.

Middleware/Application Server:

Rank

a.

Tomcat

1

b.

Oracle Application Server

2

c.

Node.js

3

d.

JBoss

4

e.

Oracle HTTP Server

5

f.

WebLogic

6

I.

Development Environment:

Rank

a.

MS Visual Studio

1

b.

Eclipse

2

c.

NetBeans

3

d.

PHP Strom

4

e.

Dream weaver

5

f.

Web Strom

6

g.

UltraEdit

7

h.

IntelliJ IDEA

8

i.

Sublime Text-3

9

j.

jDeveloper

10

J.

Database Platforms:

Rank

a.

MySQL

1

b.

Oracle Database Server

2

c.

MS-SQL Server

3

d.

PostgreSQL

4

e.

SAP Hana, ASC

5

f.

Couchbase

6

K.

E-Commerce Solutions:

Rank

a.

WooCommerce

1

b.

Magento

2

c.

osCommerce

3

d.

nopCommerce

4

L.

Content Management System (CMS):

Rank

a.

Wordpress

1

b.

Joomla

2

c.

Laravel

3

M.

Development Practices:

Rank

a.

SVN

1

b.

UML

2

c.

MS Team Foundation Server

3

d.

Git

4

e.

Jira

5

f.

VSS

6

g.

Tortoise

7

h.

Source Safe

8

i.

Asana

10

N.

Mobile Application Development:

Rank

a.

Android SDK – Android

1

b.

Objective C – iOS

2

c.

C#/XAML – Windows Phone

3

Top Networking Skills

Table 2: Top Networking Skills in Demand

A.

Network Support & Administration

Rank

a.

Linux Networking

1

b.

Wireless Networking

2

c.

Microsoft Windows Networking

3

d.

CISCO

4

e.

MikroTik

5

B.

Other Network Services/Tech

Rank

a.

Router configuration & maintenance

1

b.

Email Server Management

2

Sendmail/Postfix

1

MS-Exchange

2

Squirrel Mail

3

Office 365

4

c.

Web Server Management

3

Apache

1

IIS

2

d.

Remote Access Service (RAS)

4

e.

Centralized user maintenance for Internet Service

5

f.

HyperV

6

g.

Group Policy

7

Active Director Management

1

LDAP

2

h.

Windows Development Services

8

i.

Clustering

7

j.

Other Virtualization Technologies

8

k.

MikroTik

9

l.

CCTV

10

C.

Other Skill/Competency Requirements

a.

Windows Server, RHEL

b.

MikroTik

c.

Juniper, Brocade, Cisco




Top Graphics/Multimedia Skills

Table 3: Top Graphics/Multimedia Skills in Demand

A.

Application

Rank

a.

Adobe Photoshop

1

b.

Adobe AfterEffects

2

c.

3DS Studio Max

3

d.

Plugins: V-Ray

4

e.

Adobe Premiere

5

f.

Adobe Illustrator

6

g.

Plugins: Realflow

7

h.

Maya

8

i.

Plugins: SpeedTree

9

j.

Plugins: Fume FX

10

k.

Plugins: Arnold

11

l.

Other Application (Z-Brash)

12

m.

Nuke

13

n.

Adobe Flash

14

B.

Graphics, Multimedia Competencies

Rank

a.

Character Animation

1

b.

3D Animation

2

c.

Architectural visualization

3

d.

Storyboarding

4

e.

Freehand sketch

5

f.

Computer assisted Audio/Video Editing

6

g.

Cell Animation

7

h.

2D Animation

8

i.

Sound Mixing

9

Top CAD Skills

Table 4: Top CAD Skills in Demand

A.

Application/Competency Requirements

Rank

a.

AutoCAD

1

b.

3DS Max

2

c.

Adobe Photoshop

3

d.

Microsoft Project

4

e.

Google Sketchup

5

B.

CAD Competencies

Rank

a.

Post Production & CAD Drawing Enhancement

1

b.

Drawing, Drafting & Detailing

2

c.

Dimensioning and Annotation

3

d.

Designing

4

e.

Architectural Visualization, Presentation & Walkthrough

5

f.

3D Modelling, Texturing, Lighting & Rendering

6

g.

Soil Test

7

h.

Project Management

8

i.

Elevation & Section Views Creation & Presentation

9

j.

Architectural Work-sharing

10

 

 

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