The technology is advancing at a very fast pace and it is anticipated that smart phones and websites will make their presence felt even further to the myriads and myriads of people worldwide in the years to come.
If the technology will be a dominant force expect that people who run them will also be in demand. IT sectors operate 24 hours every day and without let-up and must meet certain timelines to ensure that the flow of things is smooth as silk always.
Blake Carlson, the Vice President of the IT Business Segment, Advocent Products and Services, Emerson Network, said that, “IT is a hugely demanding profession. Carlson added, “They need to be smart, flexible and quick – a lot like the technology they work to support. And must be able to handle multiple tasks at once and figure out how to get things done with limited or adequate resources.”
Here is the survey conducted by Emerson Network Power discovered:
All IT jobs are highly Always-on, averaging a score of 71 on a scale of 0 to 100 point Always-on scale. Always on implies 24/7 operation.
On average, IT experts are required to be able to work 119 hours in each 168-hour week
In general, the higher the job level is, the more it is Always-on.
Here is the Top 10 most Always-on IT jobs according to the respondents of the same survey:
10. Database Management
9. IT Applications/Software Development
8. IT Security
6. Data Center Manager
5. IT Operations
4. IT Manager/Director
2. IT Procurement
1. Executive Director/Administrator
The online survey was made last February 12, 2012 with IT professionals selected randomly from a list given by sample suppliers EMI. The sample was balanced and weighted by the industry and company size to replicate the real population of IT professionals in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Responses were received from 792 professionals representing 17 work roles, 18 industries and business of every size.
Source: Computer World