Developer Staffing Survey: Needs Outstrip Supply, September 04, 2012 An InformationWeek survey shows IT managers expect that developers with the needed skills will be hard to find for a while yet.
Many sites want to retrain employees, but not all are willing to pay for it.
Not even two-thirds of the sites expect to pay for developer training. This number is somewhat disturbing. You'd presume that nearly 100% of the sites that need to retrain employees to meet their current demands would pay for that training, but comparison with the previous slide shows this is not so. Organizations that don't will surely reap what they sow: They'll either fall behind the technology curve or pay a premium to hire contractors with the necessary skills. Even in a difficult economic environment, retraining existing developers is far cheaper than hiring new talent to acquire a specific skill.
(Separately, I tip my hat to the candor of the 8% of respondents who admitted that their company's incentive to get employees to undertake training is "We beg.")