Sunday, February 27, 2005
Most Admired Companies
Analog Devices Norwood
Boston Properties Boston
Boston Scientific Natick
Iron Mountain Boston
Liberty Mutual Insurance Boston
Massachusetts Mutual Life Springfield
Reebok International Canton
State Street Boston
Thermo Electron Waltham
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Survey of Design Salaries
Last year 3500 design professionals completed what is "widely recognized as the most comprehensive survey of compensation conducted" for creative positions, according to the organization that commissioned the study. Three of the 15 job titles included the following:
- Web designer
- Web developer: front-end/interface systems
- Web programmer/developer: back-end systems
The median total cash compensation for each job title in the New England region is as follows:
- Web designer ($50,000)
- Web developer ($55,000)
- Web programmer/developer ($56,000)
An Entry-Level Designer with one to two years experience, however, can expect to earn considerably less ($31,000).
To review job descriptions for all 15 job titles access an online salary calculator made available by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. The entire survey is also available for download.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Wikis & Blogs
To learn more about wikis and blogs access a Yahoo! Technology WebTech text-based article. A version of this article that includes hypertext links to collaboration tools such as JotSpot, Socialtext and Blubber can be downloaded from the BHCC_web data files, under the file name wikis_blogs.doc. This document can be forwarded to prospective clients to help educate them on the range of possibilities for online collaboration.
Monday, February 07, 2005
Job Market -- February
The job market in the greater Boston area continues to be strong for Web Designers based on job listings in The Boston Globe. Web Designers who have advanced their skill set to include training in scripting (ASP) and data storage (SQL and Access) dramatically improve their employability and earning potential in today's job market.
The following analysis illustrates the demand for Web Design and Web Programming candidates based on keyword searches in BostonWorks.com. The Links in the right-hand column provide easy access to these job listings.
Web Design Skill (Number of Job Listings)
- HTML (157)
- Photoshop (57)
- Dreamweaver (21)
Web Programming Skill (Number of Job Listings)
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Bob is veteran Web designer who provides "thoughts, links, information, and ramblings from the perspective of one web designer making the transition from "old-school" design methods to the use of modern web standards."
Thursday, February 03, 2005
2005 Salary Guide
According to RHT's quarterly e-newsletter six information technology initiatives are driving demand for highly skilled project professionals including the following:
- The Web – Continued investment in the Internet allows businesses to enhance collaboration, customer service, customization, streamlining and management.