What We Do

As part of Governor Markell’s efforts to rethink the state’s approach to workforce training for the new economy, several of Delaware’s biggest employers are joining with the state to train and hire hundreds of Information Technology workers through accelerated education programs
and a “coding school” which launched in 2015. Six employers including JP Morgan Chase and Capital One have committed to hire those who successfully complete the program, which will allow them to become software developers in months rather than years. Participants are preparing for jobs as entry‐level Java developers and IT infrastructure support workers. The Delaware Tech Hire initiative is part of a series of efforts announced in Governor Markell’s State of the State address to rethink the state’s approach to workforce training and ensure more workers gain the skills to meet the demands of key industries in the new economy.

For more information about TechHire Delaware, contact Damian DeStefano.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Delaware labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupations from 12/6/15 to 2/3/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 100% Delaware
  • 52.6315789474% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Writing
  3. Organizational Skills
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Troubleshooting

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. JAVA
  3. Oracle
  4. UNIX
  5. LINUX

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Software QA Engineer / Tester
  3. Systems Analyst
  4. Database Administrator
  5. Business Intelligence Analyst

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Information Security Analysts
  2. Computer Occupations, All Other
  3. Software Developers, Systems Software
  4. Computer User Support Specialists
  5. Computer and Information Research Scientists

Community Partners

The following organizations are engaged and committing to making the Delware TechHire effort a success:

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Christiana Care
Tech Impact
Delaware Technical Community College