As most people involved in the IT sector know, demand is growing all the time for qualified people to fill the spots companies really need. In a new article from NetworkWorld.com they talk about some of the current trends as to what skills companies are really looking for right now including people with solid experience with Open Source development and tools.
Industry watchers report that while an economic recovery won't guarantee that IT jobs return to pre-recession levels, increased interest in emerging and existing technologies will drive internal training and external hiring decisions. [...] Here we examine 10 IT job titles that could gain traction in 2010 as new technology demands require evolving IT skills.
The list includes specializations like security specialists, capacity planning, network engineers, business process engineers and Open Source specialists that have the knowledge and the skills to either create or bring in the Open Source tools that would fit the need the best. They even quote Dice.com about the increase in popularity those sorts of postings/searches have been getting lately.