Web Developers in Short Supply as Hiring Demand Reaches New Highs

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In May 2012, more than 100,000 jobs were advertised online for Web Developers, a 9% year-over-year increase, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During May 2012, more than 100,000 job ads were seen online for retail sales professionals, according to WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. This hiring trend continues in spite of recent data from the US Census and the Monthly Retail Trade Survey showing slowing overall retail sales numbers in April and May. The number of job ads posted during May rose 9% compared to May of 2011 and 37% versus May of 2010, marking a new high in demand for Web Developers.

Web Developer jobs commonly require potential candidates to have experience and knowledge with various programming languages and web and software development skill sets. The tools, technologies, and other hard skills that are most often required in these job ads include:

1. JavaScript
2. Oracle Java
3. Hypertext markup language (HTML)
4. Structured query language (SQL)
5. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
6. Extensible markup language (XML)
7. Microsoft .NET Framework (.NET)
8. Website development
9. Software development
10. jQuery

The five metropolitan areas with the highest volume of online job ads for retail sales professionals were New York, Washington (DC), Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco. While companies in New York placed the greatest volume of online job ads, with more than 10,000 during May, demand in NY actually declined 6% compared to May 2011. The highest year-over-year growth in demand of these five cities was Chicago, which grew 12% versus the same month period in 2011.

Nationwide, companies are likely to find Web Developers as hard-to-recruit, due to increasing demand for a limited talent pool. The degree of difficulty that Recruiters experience will vary by location. According to the Hiring Scale™, Recruiters in Washington, DC are currently experiencing some of the heaviest competition to attract qualified technology professionals and are likely to experience a longer time-to-fill than most other areas across the United States. In fact, the average posting period of a retail sales job ad in Washington, DC is more than 6.5 weeks. The Hiring Scale also shows that some of the locations with the best conditions for sourcing Web Developer professionals are currently Hagerstown (Maryland), Salem (Oregon), and Carson City (Nevada). These areas are likely to fill job openings faster than the rest of the United States. Online job ads in these areas are posted for as few as 3 weeks, less than half the time spent recruiting Web Developers in Washington, DC.

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.

To see additional charts and detail, please visit http://www.wantedanalytics.com/insight.

The Hiring Scale is available at http://www.hiringscale.com.

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 http://www.wantedanalytics.com.

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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