First Point Group were featured twice on Contractor UK's website this month highlighting two different topics: Top cloud certifications that IT contractors' clients are looking for, and the top five 'telco' cities for IT contractors.
Top cloud certifications which IT contractors’ clients are looking for right now
‘The cloud’ is part of almost everything that everyone who uses the internet does in their day-to-day life, be it personal or professional. The same is true for organisations. In fact, it would now be rare for a company to have not migrated most (if not all) of their operations to the cloud. To enable that migration, over the last decade, the demand for certified professionals in cloud computing has surged, with clients now requiring certification when recruiting contractors. We provided Contractor UK with our opinion on the best or top cloud certifications which IT contractors’ clients are looking for right now. Well, the most desired cloud certifications that contractors’ clients are looking for are from Amazon Webs Services (AWS); Microsoft Azure (MA), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). All of these have different levels of certification. Oh, and cloud certifications have been around for over a decade. In particular, AWS pioneered their AWS Certification Program for cloud computing professionals back in 2013. Read more about this here.
UK’s top five ‘telco’ cities for IT contractors
The telecommunications sector is evolving rapidly, with technological advancements shaping how businesses and consumers communicate. In the UK, specific cities are right now standing out as hotspots for IT contractors. At the time of writing, here are the top five UK cities that IT contractors are eager to work in -- or should be eager to work in -- due to their strong telecommunications credentials. The cities are London, Reading, Bristol, Manchester and Cambridge. What makes these cities so appealing? Read more on Contract UK's website.