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[nycphp-talk] State Of The PHP Economy 2009

Brian Dailey brian at realm3.com
Tue Jan 13 18:28:48 EST 2009


oDesk is, as far as I know, more often used for one-off gigs that are 
typically filled by freelancers. More often than not, they're outsourced 
outside the United States.

Small projects of that sort are going to gravitate towards PHP and away 
from the things normally used for larger projects (Java, etc). It 
probably gives PHP a boost that can't be applied to the job industry.

Speaking of which, the first page of "Web Programming" providers doesn't 
include one American. I don't know a single US consultant who uses a 
service like this, especially in the NYC area.

(Otherwise, I agree with what you said, I just don't think that oDesk's 
stats can be useful for anyone other than oDesk users.)

- Brian D.


Jake McGraw wrote:
> See:
> 
> http://www.odesk.com/blog/2008/12/stay-employed-jobs-with-the-least-competition-and-greatest-opportunity/
> 
> and:
> 
> http://www.odesk.com/blog/2008/12/stay-employed-web-developer-skills-in-most-demand-php-ajax-mysql/
> 
> Summary:
> 
> LAMP still in high demand, maybe when all those finance majors decide
> to go back to CS and CoE competition will pick up again. Until then,
> there are more opportunities than developers, so supply and demand
> dictates that getting a job isn't that tough.
> 
> - jake
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Brian Dailey <brian at realm3.com> wrote:
>> How has the economic apocalypse left the PHP world?
>>
>> So far I've heard some rumors of job layoffs, but most of them have been
>> relegated to the financial sector. Every freelancer/consultant I know of
>> that has been in business for more than a year is doing great, but recent
>> starters are having a harder time of it.
>>
>> Venture capital money is starting to tighten up (but not as much as I
>> thought it would), which more or less affects the PHP world since PHP tends
>> to see more use in startups.
>>
>> What are you guys hearing out there? What's the job market like in NYC?
>>
>> - Brian Dailey
>>
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