Dice.com in its recent report says that tech job postings have risen 26.3 percent in the last year. Programming languages most requested were led by C and C++, followed by J2EE/Java and ASP.
In a recent interview Dan Reynolds, CEO of a staffing service in NJ says that there’s strong demand for “people with solid project management skills” and “sophisticated Java — specifically J2EE — folks”. He adds that clients are also looking at expertise in a vertical. So just being a J2EE guru won’t suffice if you are building a banking application and have no banking domain knowledge. He says that clients are not pushing back on wages and wages are actually rising in 2006.
All these stats are however specific to the US. One wonders if similar rise of tech jobs is happening across the board in all nations?
How does this affect the outsourced software development model. Is the rise of tech jobs in the US a good or bad thing for outsourcing dependent software companies in countries like India? Does this mean businesses in the US have worked out a healthy model of onsite-offshore mix or does it mean that businesses are moving away from outsourcing skilled technology jobs?
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