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Hiring Mobile Developers? Here’s What You Need To Know

It's no secret that developers appreciate when recruiters are familiar with the current state of the software ecosystem. While they don't expect you to be a developer yourself, they do want you to at least know enough to have an intelligent conversation about an open role. 

To help recruiters understand developer candidates and move you closer to filling their open roles, the Stack Overflow Data team released the Trends tool. This app provides a quick glimpse of which programming languages and technologies are growing and shrinking. 

Let's take a dive into the type of information that recruiters can easily see by using the tool. Today we'll look into trends related to Mobile Developers. 

Hiring Developers Throughout the Year

We often hear questions from employers about when the best (and worst) times to hire developers are throughout the year. Are certain months better for getting the attention of interested developers? Is it a bad idea to post a new job right before the holidays? Are developers less interested in considering a career change during the summer months? With summer right around the corner, let's dig into the data we have on developer job-hunting habits through the year on Stack Overflow.

London Tech Week 2017: The Right Approach To Hiring Developers

London Tech Week, the celebration that tech enthusiasts eagerly await each year, is just around the corner. There will undoubtedly be a lot of conversation around the demand for technical talent and the impact it has on businesses across the globe. This has us thinking about some of the key findings we've seen from our developer survey this year. 

Based off these findings we'd like to share three of the biggest barriers we've seen when it comes to hiring technical talent. We believe these insights will help you better understand the developer hiring process and prepare you to effectively engage with developers throughout London Tech Week

3 Developer Job Search Stats to Guide Your Tech Hiring in 2017

Post by Rich Moy on May 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Developer hiring is a process that often requires employers to take a different approach than they’ve used in the past. Companies need to acknowledge that recruiting developers is different than it is for non-technical roles, and creating an efficient hiring process requires you to understand what motivates programmers to consider new job opportunities. To help guide your technical recruitment strategy this year, here are a few developer job search stats you should know.

4 Stats About Developer Compensation You Need to Know

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

While salary is usually not the only deciding factor for many candidates, it is one of the most important job evaluation criteria for programmers. Companies are always competing for the top developers, and because they know that the competition for their services is fierce, they want to be paid accordingly. This might make you think that giving developers whatever they want is the key to winning at developer hiring, but the 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape highlighted showed us that developer compensation is a much more complicated challenge to tackle. Let’s take a closer look at what salaries for programmers in look like today.

How Tech Recruiting Has Changed Over the Years

Unless you’ve been in the tech recruiting space for decades (which, if so, congrats!), you’re probably not too familiar with the changes that have happened in the space. The tactics that once worked to fill our open technical roles just don't work anymore. 

Here are a few ways that technical recruiting has changed over the years (and what this means for you as a modern-day recruiter).

What Majors Did Developers Study in College?

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 6, 2017 12:00:00 PM

It’s no secret that some of the most influential people in tech today do not hold college degrees. Developers are always looking for opportunities to learn new skills, so it’s not entirely surprising that over 76% of respondents to the 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape said they had a bachelor’s degree or higher. But before you start making assumptions about what they all must have studied in college, let’s take a closer look at what developer education actually looks like for today’s programmers—and whether or not they feel it their majors helped them advance their careers.

What Women in Tech Wish Employers Knew

Chances are if you’re reading this right now, one of your largest recruiting challenges is hiring women in technology roles. The fact that you’ve realized it’s a problem and are actively seeking to fix it is the first step. But what specific initiatives or programs can you put in place to meet your hiring goals? How can you reduce bias in your job ads? What can be done to prevent turnover and lower the quit rate?

We asked a handful of women in tech what they wish employers knew. While these thoughts only represent a small fraction of the women in technology, we hope it can serve as a good starting point.

What Does a “Formal Education” Look Like for Developers?

Post by Rich Moy on Mar 27, 2017 12:00:00 PM

When you think of the phrase “formal education,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is a college degree. That might be applicable for professionals in some fields, but developers have taken a variety of paths to learn how to code. While 42% of the respondents to our 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape said that they hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering, 32% of those developers also said that their education was not very important to their current success. It’s obvious that developers have rewritten the definition of a formal education. Let’s take a closer look at what exactly that means for them, and how it should impact the way you evaluate developer resumes.

The 2017 Global Developer Hiring Landscape

What if you could spend a day in a developer's shoes? You could learn what their typical day looks like, what makes them respond to a recruiting email, and how their working style is different than other co-workers. While we can't wave a magic wand and make that happen for you, we can provide you with data to help you understand and recruit developers more effectively. 

Each year, we survey the programming community on topics ranging from their favorite technologies to what they look for in a new job. This year, over 64,000 respondents from 213 countries and territories participated, making it the world’s largest developer survey.

Here are some of the major findings from this year’s survey. 

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