Mobile, Java Developers Hard to Find: Dice
The market for mobile developers is expanding faster than the talent pool can adapt, a Dice survey indicates.Software developers in generalas well as Java, mobile software and Microsoft .Net developers in particularare in short supply today. Those fields represent four of the top five most difficult positions IT managers are looking to fill, according to a survey of 866 technology-focused hiring managers and recruiters by Web-based IT jobs site Dice.com. The fifth most difficult skill set to find was in the general area of security, followed by SAP developers, Microsoft Sharepoint specialists and Web developers. Active federal security clearance specialists and network engineering professionals rounded out the top 10. With so many developer positions remaining unfilled, there are several reasons the market isnt moving to bridge talent gaps, Dice research indicated.
In some cases, such as mobile developers, the market is expanding faster than the talent pool can adapt. That, in turn, impacts software developers who can fairly transition into the mobile space. Still, not all the positions or skill sets on the list are in the 'sexiest' corners of the tech employment market, the report noted. Technology hiring managers largely want journeymen, not apprentices. Asked for experience preference, corporate hiring managers most frequently say IT pros with two to five years in the workforce, followed by those with six to 10 years' experience. Competition is fierce when companies are all chasing the same talent, making positions hard-to-fill.