What Tech Candidates Want 2020

What Tech Candidates Want 2020 - Salary Survey and Motivations Report

How do you attract, retain and incentivise tech candidates?

Over the last six months, Lorien has been engaging with our network and the wider tech community to understand exactly what drives candidates and contractors in today’s competitive market. Despite current market uncertainty, technology continues to underpin success and agility in business. When the market rebalances, attracting top tech talent will be more important than ever. And understanding the motivations of tech talent will be imperative for every business – tech or otherwise.

We’ve tested the expectations, key drivers, intentions and assumptions of tech talent. Amongst other questions, we’ve asked:

1. Why would you be likely to look for a new role in the next 12 months?
2. How important are the following motivations when looking for a new role?
3. Has your role required you to upskill in the last 24 months?
4. How do you prefer to be approached about new job opportunities in the first instance?
5. Are you open to alternative working arrangements as a result of the IR35 reform? And if so, which ones?

Our audience has been segmented by worker type (contract vs. permanent) location, role seniority, gender and perspective (job seeker vs. current worker) to dig deep into candidate motivations – from expectations over salary to the most coveted benefits and the importance of work culture and flexibility. In doing so, we hope to give businesses the insight to become an employer of choice in this skill short market.

Download the report now for a window into what technology candidate and contractor want in 2020.

If you have any questions about the report, or would like further information about our solutions and how we can help you stand out in a crowded marketplace, please contact us at solutions@lorien.co.uk or on 0207 654 1000.

N.B. This research was conducted prior to the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK, and prior to the postponement of the ‘off payroll working’ (IR35) rule reforms to next year. As a result, our research reflects the sentiments of the technology community at this time, and how the community may act in times of future stability.

To read the full report for free, please click here to download a copy

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