Monday, July 02, 2007

Boston Market -- 3rd Quarter, 2007


"Tight labor markets in many areas of the country and in specific occupations and industries like IT and healthcare are forcing companies to advertise more aggressively than last year in order to find the employees they need," according to a representative of
The Conference Board.

"We do not expect economic growth to accelerate until the end of the year, but finding the right employee is already a challenge in many areas of the country."

Access the July
Conference Board Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series™ press release (pdf) for details.

Top 30 Countdown

Each quarter Beantown Web conducts an extended analysis of the 30 most in-demand Web-related skills in the greater Boston area, based on keyword searches. This quarter is the first to utilize the new Boston.com/Monster website.

The Top 10 Web Technologies in Boston have been updated and appear in the right-hand column. Average Salaries in Boston have also been updated.

The Web Design skills most in-demand are as follows:
The Web Programming skills most in-demand are as follows:The Database skills most in-demand are as follows:The Second Ten

The second ten most in-demand skills are as follows:
  1. Photoshop [ 375 ]
  2. Java Server Pages (JSP) [ 356 ]
  3. ASP.NET [ 349 ]
  4. Flash [ 303 ]
  5. VB.NET [ 266 ]
  6. Ajax [ 262 ]
  7. Illustrator [ 218 ]
  8. MySQL [ 197 ]
  9. PHP [ 195 ]
  10. Acrobat [ 172 ]
The Third Ten

The third ten most in-demand skills are as follows:
  1. Dreamweaver [ 155 ]
  2. DHTML [ 155 ]
  3. Visual Studio [ 152 ]
  4. DB2 [ 142 ]
  5. Python [ 135 ]
  6. InDesign [ 110 ]
  7. Quark [ 103 ]
  8. XHTML [ 96 ]
  9. VBScript [ 88 ]
  10. ColdFusion [ 86 ]
The Others

The following keyword searches did not make this quarter's Top 30 Countdown:
Next Step -- Friday, August 3

The best training value in the greater Boston area this summer focuses on C# (pronounced C Sharp), one of the Top 10 Web Technologies. C# is the most popular language used in conjunction with ASP.NET, Microsoft's technology for creating dynamic Web applications. You can start learning about C# by accessing Getting Started with Visual C#.

Then, register for a
FREE Day of C# Training on Friday, August 3!

More job descriptions mention C# (583) than mention Illustrator (218), Dreamweaver (155), InDesign (110) and Fireworks (27) combined! Can you afford to pass up this opportunity?


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