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Hiring Demand for Mobile Skills Remains Strong

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2011

Over the past 90 days, more than 42,000 new job ads have been placed online for Computer Specialists and Programmers with mobile application and development skills, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. The ad volume for these skills increased more than 50% compared to the same 90-day period in 2010. After hiring slowed in June and July, demand for Programmers with mobile development skills bounced back with more than 17,000 online job ads in September. As mobile banking, mobile commerce and mobile gaming gain in popularity, this growing hiring demand signals that businesses recognize the need to connect with customers through mobile applications.

Some of the most commonly advertised Computer Programming job titles that require mobile skills include Software Engineer, Web Developer, Project Manager, Systems Administrator or Engineer, iPhone Developer, and Java Developer. Metropolitan areas with the highest hiring demand for mobile programmers during this 90-day period were New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Employers and staffing firms within New York placed more than 4,200 new online job ads in the past 90 days, the most of any city at a 56% year-over-year increase. However, of these five locations with the highest demand, San Francisco experienced the highest growth from last year, up more than 80%. The national average salary for Programmers with mobile development skills is between $91,800 and $106,000.

An increasing volume of job ads for a limited talent supply has caused moderately challenging recruiting conditions, with each location experiencing varying degrees of difficulty. Of the five cities with the highest volume of job ads, Recruiters in San Francisco are likely to find these jobs the hardest to fill. According to the Hiring Scale™, the talent pool in the San Francisco area is slightly smaller than average, meaning that Recruiters will need to compete more heavily to source talent for open positions and will likely see increase time-to-fill and cost-per-hire. In addition, the Hiring Scale shows that the easiest places to recruit for these occupations are Columbus, GA and Champaign-Urbana, IL.

The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

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About WANTED Analytics™

WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company’s headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 600 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED’s services, visit

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Any statement that appears prospective shall not be interpreted as such.


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