The skills level within many companies has been reduced over all, Stremlau continues. And fewer techies at entry level mean even fewer skilled techies moving up the organisation over time. "We've lost a lot of people that still understand those little lines of code, DOS scripts, and scripting capabilities."
This leaves companies looking for help with even the most mundane tasks. That help is even harder to find as a result of Covid. And harder to deliver when the end user workforce is largely at home.
Theory tells us that supply and demand should tend to set the price of labour in the market - So, techies have had a massive pay-rise?