Thursday, July 05, 2012

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q3 2012‏

"Finding certain hard-to-find, skilled technology professionals continues to be a battle."
According to The Dice Report for July, the most difficult tech candidates to find and secure are the following:

Boston Web Tech Job Market


On a local level, the Boston technology job market confirms the Dice.com findings.  The job market for Web tech professionals continues to be strong.

The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for the third quarter. The list is based on keyword searches in job postings at Boston.com. The most in-demand technologies are listed more frequently than less in-demand technologies.

Here are the Four Biggest Movers from early April to early July, listed by percentage increase:
  1. Ruby | 117 listings 22%
  2. PHP | 182 listings 19%
  3. MySQL | 162 listings 12%
  4. Python | 192 listings 11%
Go forth and program -- particularly in Ruby, PHP and/or Python.  You will be rewarded by recruiters and hiring managers.  They will likely be queuing up to offer you a seat inside their air-conditioned office space. Double down on your database knowledge -- particularly MySQL -- and multiple job offers await.

Get Smarterer


How can you demonstrate your technology chops?  One way is to consider getting Smarterer by testing your skills online, for free.  Give one of these four challenges a test drive ...

Ruby PHP MySQL Python

Northeast PHP Conference


In addition to online skills challenges, consider upgrading your skills in PHP and MySQL by attending the first annual Northeast PHP Conference, a two-day conference featuring more than 30 speakers and four learning tracks.

This is your chance to network with more than 300 developers, designers, recruiters, hiring mangers and content experts from New England and beyond.

Full Disclosure: Gene Babon is a Professor of SQL at Smarterer.com and one of the Event Hosts for the Northeast PHP Conference.

Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston


Here is the complete list of the most in-demand web technologies in Boston. [ or from early April ] listed by number of job postings at Boston.com/Monster.com:
July, 2012
  1. SQL | 830 05%
  2. Oracle | 609 12%
  3. Java | 565 03%
  4. JavaScript | 351 06%
  5. SQL Server | 336 07%
  6. C# | 274 04%
  7. XML | 264 20%
  8. Social Media | 223 06%
  9. "Web Services" | 204 14%
  10. HTML + CSS | 212 08%
  11. Python | 192 11%
  12. Perl | 189 03%
  13. PHP | 182 19%
  14. MySQL | 162 12%
  15. jQuery | 160 03%
  16. Ajax | 146 01%
  17. ASP.NET | 143 01%
  18. UI | 136 04%
  19. SharePoint | 124 05%
  20. Ruby | 117 22%
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