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RE: annual job stats?
From: Larson Rider
January 22, 2007 13:36
RE: annual job stats?
Message ID: C27E91F26878AE469A7A8E54182BCB0F03446AB2@psnet.pridestaff.com
I don't think the job market is going down. I think that Perl might be
trending into being an "old" technology...
As a recruiter I notice trends. Perl jobs seem to have peaked in 2005
and 2006. I count the late 90's as a never to be repeated state of
I am seeing Google influence the world towards Python and the growing
LAMP community both are supplanting areas where Perl was the language of
Also places that used Perl for apps, I am noticing, are moving to
Java/XML combinations with the proliferation of broadband networking
beyond just internet access.
I see Perl becoming more niche into systems software, particularly in QA
areas where file systems and interaction with Linux and Unix OS
components are needed.
Overall I am seeing a fairly steep steady rise in overall software
FTE-Direct Employee hiring and the contract market, while growing, is
not as strong. For Perl developers, I would recommend having either
Java2/J2SE with XML or have strong knowledge of file systems (NFS, CIFS
etc.) and their protocols.
From: Dave Rolsky [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: annual job stats?
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Uri Guttman wrote:
> and you can see the monthly postings since may 2001 at:
> dunno what more you need. trivial to download that and pipe it into a
> graphing thingie of your choice. a quick eyeballing shows solid growth
> in each year and never a major long term downslide in postings per
> month. part of this is due to repeated posts
> for the same unfilled jobs and also the word keeps spreading about the
> site and list. more agencies and companies seem to be using it.
> the only downtrend i see is that december seems to always be a
> low month but that makes sense.
These stats aren't the best option. When a job expires and gets renewed,
we update the date of the posting, so jobs move from month to month if
brian d foy produced some stats based on mail to the firstname.lastname@example.org list
which are probably better. It seemed like job postings have only gone up
in the past few years. Whether that's the market or simply that
jobs.perl.org has better market _share_ is impossible to know.
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