The Ultimate Guide to Finding Developers

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Developers

Why are good developers so hard to find?

In our latest HR survey, 74% of respondents said their main IT recruitment challenge was finding qualified developers.

Why? Because demand for programmers is growing at a dizzying pace, whereas the number of available and qualified developers is only just ticking over.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 531,200 new computer science-related jobs will be created between 2019 and 2029. Indeed, the IT employment market is expected to grow 11% over the next decade, largely outrunning any other field or occupation. However, the supply of suitable candidates will not match this increase in demand for tech talent.

It’s a struggle. Partly because there aren’t enough candidates, partly because the available candidates don’t fit the criteria and requirements Talent Acquisition teams expect: lack of requisite soft skills, of experience and/or formal education.

Read more about why finding good developers is a challenge for IT acquisition teams and how to overcome it:

How much does it cost to hire a programmer?

Developers are in high demand and competition between hiring companies is fierce. Tech salaries around the world are being jostled and/or pushed up in an attempt to keep pace. Are you still in the race? You may have already asked yourself these questions:

Here are a few selected articles to help you answer these questions:

Where can I find a programmer for hire?

The top and best-known websites to find freelance or full-time developers are:

But that’s not all! There are many different ways to find and hire a programmer. We’ve compiled creative, tech-specific ways and places to find developers for your company or startup.

The best places, websites and strategies to find developers:

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