Mobile, Software Developers Lead IT Staffing Priorities: Dice
Mobile has become ubiquitous and the number of qualified, experienced developers hasn't caught up with the market.The latest IT jobs report from online job site Dice suggested tech hiring managers are resolute in their staffing priorities for 2012-they need innovative professionals who design, code, build and operate. The report found that developers dominate the New Year's most pressing hiring needs for a second straight year, although ops professionals made their list debut. According to data compiled from nearly 1,200 tech-focused hiring managers and recruiters, Java developers are the top priority. Demand for tech professionals with Java know-how has grown year over year for more than two years as measured by job postings on Dice. "If your company is looking to hire this talent, don't dawdle-a seasoned Java developer clearly has options," warns Dice managing director Alice Hill.
Meanwhile, software developers moved up one spot on the list to claim the No. 2 position this year. According to the report, employers are looking for developers who have strong opinions on what makes for high-quality code, and a passion to create excellent user experiences and business solutions. On Dice, there are software developer positions posted in 44 out of 50 states, and outside of the major metropolitan markets, the company saw good demand in Florida, Oregon, Colorado and Arizona.
Dice listed 75,404 available tech jobs as of Jan. 3, with 46,209 full-time positions, 33,300 contract positions and 1,625 part-time positions. The New York/New Jersey metro area topped the list of number of jobs posted by zip code, followed by Washington, DC/Baltimore, Silicon Valley and Chicago. Los Angeles rounded out the top five.