Recruiting developers? Here are 6 statistics you have to know!
Raise your hand if you need developers!
Yep, it seems everyone is struggling to recruit tech talent these days.
Are we really facing a tech talent shortage? And if so, what can you do about it?
Keep reading and find out!
Top 6 developer hiring statistics
Here are the 6 most important statistics every HR professional and recruiter hiring developers in 2020 should know:
Developer hiring statistics #1
- According to the latest Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019, which surveyed 90,000 developers around the world, only 6.4% of developers are currently unemployed and looking for a job!
Considering this data, it’s no wonder that…
Developer hiring statistics #2
- Almost 9 in 10 HR professionals (86%) say they find it challenging to find and hire technical talent, with over a third (36%) saying they find it “very” challenging, as reported in a recent Indeed survey.
Unfortunately, it seems like it will only get worse…
Developer hiring statistics #3
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the need for software developers will increase 21% by 2028!
However, not everything is pitch blak. Luckily…
Developer hiring statistics #4
- 73% of developers are interested in hearing about new job opportunities, according to the latest StackOverflow research.
So what are they interested in exactly?
Developer hiring statistics #5
- Recent research conducted by Codility has found that a majority (55%) of developers say that professional development is the most important factor for choosing an employer. Salary (52%) was the second most frequently cited reason for choosing an employer, followed by the opportunity to work on interesting projects (43%).
Is that it? What about the perks and benefits?
Developer hiring statistics #6
- Recent survey conducted by Dice found that two things topped the list for tech job seekers: great healthcare benefit and the ability to work remotely.
Wait! There’s more!
BONUS statistic to help you hire developers
- Research from Stack Overflow found that the majority (27%) of developers heard about their current position from a friend, family member, or former colleague.
➡️ What does this mean for you? Two words – employee referrals.
Struggling to hire developers?
If you’re struggling to recruit top tech talent, you should reexamine your current hiring process and implement new, innovative strategies.
Learn from experts – check out my article How to Recruit Like Top Tech Companies and find out how to hire like Google and other tech giants!