There has been a lot of recent reference to “T-shaped” IT professionals—individuals whose core competence (the stem) is supplemented by a broad range of other knowledge including soft skills (top of the T). T-shaped talent is in such high demand with a limited supply that recruitment efforts have become very competitive for those with upskilled and cross-skilled transformational know-how.
Unfortunately, the migration from a deeply skilled specialist to a T-shaped practitioner is leaving many confused about what skills they should be acquiring and hiring and when. That’s why DevOps Institute (DOI) recently launched the 2019 “Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report” community survey to help individuals and enterprises better understand the current and future state of DevOps skilling across the global IT community. Using data science coupled with hiring manager interviews, DOI’s goal in fielding the report is to provide tangible insight into why and where IT practitioners, managers, leaders and business stakeholders should focus their efforts in growing personal and organizational skills portfolios.
Eveline Oehrlich, a former vice president and research analyst at Forrester, is bringing her data science expertise as the lead analyst for the report. Founding Platinum sponsor Electric Cloud and founding Gold sponsor Cloudbees are also sponsoring this important project. The “Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report” will be a year over year project, and the results will be published in Q1 2019.
The global survey will remain open until Dec. 7 and can be accessed through the following link: https://www.research.net/r/K9WD2XC
We encourage everyone in the DevOps community to complete the survey so that the data samples truly reflect the global state of DevOps skills. Any organization that has at least 20 people complete the survey will get a personal snapshot of the data results. All respondents who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for four $100 Amazon gift cards.