Developers for iPhone apps in high demand – IT service providers were not affected by summer slump

Filed by team twago on November 18, 2010
  • PHP, HTML, MySQL skills were highest in demand during the 3rd quarter
  • Demand for iPhone/iPad app developers has increased significantly since the beginning of the year
  • IT service providers are working to full capacity and are often unable to take on any more projects

Berlin, 15 October 2010. Expertises like PHP, HTML, and MySQL still guarantee the most projects for IT freelancers and service providers. According to the 3rd quarter analysis by the intermediation platform, clients demand these skills the most. Generally, the order situation for IT service providers is very good. CSS, Java, and JavaScript are also amongst the top 10 most demanded skills.

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Due to the increasing popularity of company blogs and the constant development of WordPress, the demand for suitable service providers has risen significantly during the last months.

C++ as a programming language is still in high demand and seems to be very popular for IT projects despite its “advanced” age.

Even though this skill is not amongst the top ten yet, the demand for app programmers for Apple’s bestsellers iPhone and iPad has increased considerably. “Since the early summer we have observed a high demand for iPhone and iPad app developers. This development is mostly driven by publishing houses and the games industry,” says Gunnar Berning, founder and CEO of twago, which is Germany’s biggest online platform for the intermediation of projects in the areas of programming, design, and business support services.

“Overall, we are seeing a very positive business development,” Berning states.

Again and again clients have problems finding suitable service providers or have to expect delays in the processing of their projects due to the high workload of IT experts. “There was virtually no summer slump this year. The situation in Germany is such that the majority of app developers are book until spring 2011,” Berning says.

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