2017 has experienced a notable increase in the demand for specialists in the various niche areas of Digital. However, the expected increase in demand for Digital specialists will have no effect on salary figures in the latter part of 2017.
This has resulted from the increase in the volume of digital jobs for both in-house and agency roles. Companies are looking for talented UX/UI experts and candidates who are creative with innovative ideas. Companies have also shifted their focus from the evaluation of a candidates ideas to rather attempting to understand how candidates plan to implement their go to market strategies. 2017 has also seen the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan. The strategy aims to cement Dubai's reputation as a global technology leader in order to boost entrepreneurship and global competitiveness within the city. It is expected that the strategy will amplify economic opportunity in all sectors of the city and add to the volume if digital jobs in the city.
The most notable development in the Digital industry has been the increased demand of clients seeking to recruit experienced international talent. As a result, clients are willing to pay a premium price for the right candidate.
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