Data takes center stage in this week’s IT modernization and DevOps news. We start with the 2020 HackerRank Developer Skills Report. This year’s report finds that across companies, full-stack developers are the most in-demand talent. Thirty-eight percent of hiring managers state it’s the leading role to fill this year. Hiring managers list back-end developers and data scientists as the next most sought-after roles.
While full-stack developers remain in high-demand, the job demands continuous learning. According to surveyed developers, 60% of full-stack developers learned a completely new framework last year and 45% learned a new language. In contrast, only 33% of DevOps engineers reported having to learn a new concept.