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Agile Developers Needed

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 A study conducted by Yoh indicates that US companies advertised a total of 558,918 agile jobs from 2010 to 2012. During the same time period, there were merely 121,876 active candidates, just 17 candidates for every 100 jobs. Of the available job seekers, more than 50 percent have 10 years of experience or more, while less than two percent have one to two years of experience.

Summarising the study results Don Kim wrote on :

The agile gap exists across the U.S., varying only in its degree of severity: 
  • Demand outstrips supply by nearly 4x
  • Companies have to pay a premium for Agile expertise
  • The agile talent gap is most significant in the Pacific Northwest
  • Labor pressure for agile talent goes from bad to worse
  • Competition for agile talent is fierce

The top 10 roles in demand over the period of the study are:

  1. Java Developer
  2. Software Engineer
  3. Project Manager
  4. .Net Developer
  5. Senior Software Engineer
  6. Software Developer
  7. Business Analyst
  8. Web Developer
  9. Senior Java Developer
  10. QA Engineer

Yoh prepared an infographic which shows the highlights of the results.  The infographic and the full study results can be downloaded from the Yoh website.


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