Managing Partner Ali Behnam recently had a conversation with tech blogger Susan Hall to discuss the changing dynamics affecting the infrastructure of today’s startups. As a veteran in startup and executive recruiting, Ali shared his insight on a number of hot topics influencing the job market: the growing need to consume and analyze data, current high-demand jobs and their required skill sets (Java, Ruby on Rails, PHP, etc.), as well as his outlook  about how new technologies like cloud computing will affect the future of enterprise software.

(Enterprise Apps Today) – While companies have an especially keen appetite for apps skills related to Big Data, they’re hungry for project management and more evergreen skills too.

By a variety of measures, technology is the place to be in this modest economic recovery. In a poll IT job site Dice released in June, 73 percent of IT-focused recruiters and hiring managers said their companies will add more tech staff in 2012’s second half. That’s up from 65 percent six months ago when asked about their hiring expectations for the first half of the year.

Demand for skills related to enterprise applications is contributing to healthy IT hiring. Employers are seeking evergreen app skills as well as some newer technologies.

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