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Job Postings For Python, NoSQL, Apache Hadoop Way Up This Year 52

Nerval's Lobster writes: "Dice [note: our corporate overlord] collects a ton of data from job postings. Its latest findings? The number of jobs posted for NoSQL experts has risen 54 percent year-over-year, ahead of postings for professionals skilled in so-called 'Big Data' (up 46 percent), Apache Hadoop (43 percent), and Python (16 percent). Employers are also seeking those with expertise in Software-as-a-Service platforms, to the tune of 20 percent more job postings over the past twelve months; in a similar vein, postings for tech professionals with some cloud experience have leapt 27 percent in the same period. Nothing earth-shattering here, but it's perhaps interesting to note that, for all the hype surrounding some of these things, there's actually significant demand behind them."
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Job Postings For Python, NoSQL, Apache Hadoop Way Up This Year

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  • Re:Percentages? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Sarusa ( 104047 ) on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @02:51AM (#46937041)

    TFA is kind of dumb for not giving the numbers, but a quick search on Dice turns up 4800 python listings.

    Compare to 1770 Hadoop listings, 1490 NoSQL, and 3250 for 'Big Data' and you can see that it's kind of the opposite of what you were suggesting. The reason Python is only up 16% is because it had so many listings last year already.

    2700 Ruby listings for comparison, regarding another post.

  • Re:Percentages? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @06:03AM (#46937585)

    Anecdotal, but I've basically got all the skills listed in this article. I started job hunting a few weeks ago (mid April). The last time I went job hunting, about 6 years ago, my rule of thumb was that roughly 1 out of every 5 recruiters I spoke to would translate to an interview. This time around, every one of them seems to land multiple opportunities. I've done at least 3 phone interviews each week. This week alone I've had one face-to-face on Monday, and 4 more phone screens. I've never seen anything like this level of interest before.

  • Re:Percentages? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @07:59AM (#46938119)

    16599 for Java
    15924 for C,
    3359 for PHP
    4327 for Perl
    0 for fortran (heh)
    0 for COBOL (heh)
    2657 for iOS
    2522 for Android
    27 for Lisp
    11055 for Linux
    36 for Haskell
    373 for Scala
    425 for Groovy

    etc. etc..

    These numbers mean hardly anything at all. Dice has serious selection bias too.

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