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Developers are in Short Supply. Here are the Skills, Programming Languages Employers Need

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Employers are finding it especially difficult to match candidates with their specialized business needs.

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Hiring managers expect finding qualified developers will be the biggest recruitment challenge of 2022, according to 14,000 developers and technology recruiters polled by Coding platform CodinGame and technical interview facilitator CoderPad.

The survey found 35% of employers surveyed hope to recruit more than 50 developers this year, while 15% are aiming to hire over 200.

Matching candidates with specialist business needs is particularly difficult, with Web development, DevOps, and artificial intelligence/machine learning among the skills most prized by recruiters.

The survey’s results indicate meeting demand for full-stack and back-end engineers could be a struggle.

The poll also suggested more employers are resorting to freelancers and contractors, as 42% of responding recruiters said they became more reliant on them during the pandemic.

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