It's Cyber Monday and some of the greatest shopping deals in the US can be found today. The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that retail spending will increase 3.9% in 2013. Adobe Digital Index estimates that online sales on Cyber Monday alone could surpass $2 billion. With retailer websites about too come under heavy traffic, we wanted to see if retailers have been preparing by hiring more Web Developers.
Over the past 90 days, there were approximately 4,100 Web Developer jobs advertised by the retail trade industry in the US. This is relatively flat from the same period last year, only rising 0.1%. Based on the hiring trend line in the chart below, it doesn't seem that retailers ramp up hiring in the months before, as they would with their sales staff. Some of the employers with the most job ads were Amazon, Apple, and Dell.
Hiring Demand for Web Developers in the Retail Industry
Below are the 10 cities with the most job ads for Web Developers in the retail trade industry. New York City had the most demand, however the number of job ads were actually 33% lower this year than during the same 90-day period last year. Washington (DC), Atlanta, Boston, and San Jose also saw fewer ads for Web Developers by the retail industry. Of the below cities, Chicago grew the most, up 15% from last year.
|Metropolitan Area||YOY % Change|
|New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island||-33.60%|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana||6.70%|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara||-18.20%|
Despite not seeing much growth over the past year, it's still likely that retailers will experience difficulties recruiting Web Developers. Web Developers are a hard-to-fill job across all industries, and if retailers are looking for a potential candidate that has experience with online shopping sites and e-commerce, the available talent pool is even smaller. High demand and few potential candidates contribute to the difficulties with recruiting for these jobs. Our Hiring Scale scores Web Developers in the retail industry at a 92. The scores range from 1 to 99, with 99 representing the most difficult conditions.
Hiring Scale for Web Developers in the Retail Industry
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