App Development on Rebound
Even when everything web was cool, Web developers at systems integrator Quadrix Solutions Inc. never carried a special title.Even when everything web was cool, Web developers at systems integrator Quadrix Solutions Inc. never carried a special title. They were simply known as applications developers. Little did CEO and co-founder Ben Reytblat know what a favor he did his developers by keeping their job titles broad. Today, Reytblats brand of Web developersthose who can create more than a Web site and who can develop enterprise-strength Internet applications that integrate with legacy systemsare in high demand. Based on a survey of 1,650 CIOs conducted for its 2002 Salary Guide, Menlo Park, Calif., technology staffing company RHI Consulting found that Internet/ intranet development is the second-hottest IT job, with CIOs experiencing 18 percent growth in their need to fill that position.
No doubt, times are tougher for Web developers. Gone are the hiring frenzies of upstart dot-coms and interactive design companies. But major corporations still need to integrate a spectrum of legacy systems into the Web-based applications that are reaching their customers, business partners and employees.