Mobile App Developers Are In Huge Demand, Say Job Portals And Freelance Sites
Most companies are found wanting in the field of mobile development talent. With the demand for apps increasing at break-neck speed, there is little respite for mobile app programmers. There is a huge gap which actually represents fresh opportunities for a budding programmer to embark on a career makeover.
Here is the demand in crystal clear perspective: Apple racked up $1.78 billion two years back in app sales while presently, mobile app sales are bound to hit $4 billion by the end of the year according to HIS, a market research company. What does this mean? The apps are being developed with drastic pace and concepts are being thrown out at unimaginable speeds.
The "America's Tech Talent Crunch" study would provide more perspective about this. Well-known IT job site Dice.com recently revealed that job postings for Android developers has got hiked by 302% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the figures of the first quarter of 2010 while iPhone ad positions spiked 220% within the same time period.
Elance.com, a popular site for freelancers also reported a huge growth in job postings. According to the site, there are 4,500 mobile developer jobs presently which hints at a 101% over figures reported in the first quarter of last year. The figures also indicate that mobile development as a career segment has doubled the number of jobs since the last year.
Nearly every company is trying to become social in the corporate world, and apps are being developed at a frantic pace in every domain too. Mobile app developers are exclusively hired for churning out apps related to products and services as well as to connect with ones own prospective clients.
There is more demand than supply of mobile app developers in the world today, according to the VP of Elance.com. While there are a number of developers who specialize in .NET and Java development, but there is a dearth of genuine developers who can build native apps for Apple's iPhone or iPad, or even for the BlackBerry.
Developers and designers, who are well-versed with the opportunities offered to them, are in tremendous demand. The ability to grasp new usage rules and not only the latest new programming skills is what separates the truly talented ones from the average crowd of mobile app programmers.
According to freelancing site, Freelancer.com, mobile app developers are required by a number of companies. The site has a huge list of employers who can hire freelancers for software development, content writing, data entry and the like. According to the sites survey report featuring more than three million users, online job trends of the first quarter of 2012 indicate a drastic demand for mobile application developers and is expected to grow since more and more businesses seek to offer their services on mobile platforms.
The number of freelance jobs available on the site for Android developers is nearly 26 percent while iPhone app developers constitute 27 percent of the jobs.
While businesses are trying to cut costs, online freelancers serve as profit drivers and help the companies to deliver results at extremely low costs. Most SMEs are opting for freelancers to provide mobile app development services and customer service support.