Has your company gone mobile? If they haven't yet developed a mobile strategy, chances are they will be soon – and you will need to source and hire candidates to fill mobile positions. One of the mobile jobs that is most in-demand is Mobile Developers. During June, more than 22,000 job ads were placed online for Mobile Developers in the US. Hiring demand for this talent has grown quickly, now up 159% year-over-year from June 2011 and marking a new high in the volume of available job listings. Among the most commonly advertised job titles for mobile developers are Web Developer, Java Developer, .NET Developer, Application Developer, and Android Developer.
Hiring Demand for Mobile Developers in the United States – 4-Year Hiring Trend
Mobile development skills are most frequently advertised for jobs located in the New York metropolitan area. During June, more than 2,800 job ads in New York included mobile developers and grew more than 137% over the past year. Other metro areas with high demand for these skills were San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington (DC), and Chicago.
The most demanded mobile development skills required by employers are:
- Hypertext markup language (HTML)
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
- Android OS
- Project management
- Mobile development
- Website development
As hiring demand continues (and does anyone expect it won't?), the fact that there are a limited number of qualified potential candidates will cause challenges for many employers. There are currently 3,056 companies currently advertising for Developer jobs that require mobile skills – and most are sourcing candidates for multiple positions. In fact, the company with the most job listings is has more than 200 unique job ads online. Competition will be fierce as Recruiters will need to compete against other companies and themselves to fill all these positions.
Our Hiring Scale™ confirms this difficulty and shows that Recruiters spend approximately 5.5 weeks advertising jobs and sourcing candidates for Mobile Developer jobs. Recruiters in Washington, DC are currently experiencing some of the most challenging conditions when recruiting candidates. Employers here are likely to experience a longer time-to-fill than other areas across the United States, with job ads remaining online for more than 6 weeks.
Hiring Scale for Mobile Developers in Washington, DC
However, just as some locations will find it harder than average to fill jobs, the Hiring Scale also shows that the best markets for recruiting these skills. Among the best areas across the US are Salem (Oregon), Fresno (California), and Bakersfield (California). What makes it easier to fill jobs in these locations? Hiring demand in these areas is lower or hasn't grown as quickly. In addition, many of these areas have a larger talent supply – meaning there are more qualified candidates currently in the workforce in these locations. Recruiters that have Mobile Developer job openings that are hard-to-fill may find it useful to target job ads in these cities and try relocating talent.
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