Middle managers who have nearly 5 to 12 years of work experience were in demand by companies. A sharp turnaround in the outlook for economic growth on the back of a strong government and upbeat corporate and stock market sentiments is expected to open up more internal roles and external opportunities in the job market. Senior managers are also in demand as they execute business strategies for getting strong customer focus. In the last few years there was a vacuum in the hiring of project leaders and now that needs to be redressed. Companies need middle managers,” says recruiting firm expert.