CyberCoders, a leading worldwide recruiting firm, has done some heavy research and found that the tech hiring picture is looking rosy. Not only are companies hiring more tech positions but also at higher salaries. In February 2010, CyberCoders listed 59,500 tech job postings, compared to 150,000 in February 2011.
But haven't we seen this before? Companies went on all-out hiring binges before the dot-com bust of 2001. But, according to Heidi Golledge, CEO and co-founder of CyberCoders, "There is a greater demand for candidates who have diverse skill sets than in the late nineties and 2000-2001. Typically the hiring demand ten years ago was fueled by the need to build websites backed by new venture funding – and a hope that a companies’ concept would be the next Google or Yahoo. Companies were hiring based on projected revenue. Start-ups now, typically have more experienced management, a sounder foundation and a much higher chance of success."
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