According to a recent survey, E-commerece spending this year is expected to increase by 30% percent over the year 2000. The majority of the extra spending is expected to be on back end enterprise systems. With J2EE having become the defacto platform for enterprise development, J2EE developers can rest assured that their skills will be in high demand for years to come.
Read "E-commerce budgets outpacing IT spending"
This is a good indication that J2EE getting more hotter.
the increase looks all good one paper. wait to see whether it actually happens. hope it does
I just don't believe this prediction. I am looking for
a server-side Java developer position. But my headhunter
told me that there are more Java Developers than what
market needs. He asked me whether or not I want to be
a C++ developer. This is about New York City.
Get a new HeadHunter. There are plenty of Java developer jobs. Many companys use consultants. There would love to get an experienced develop with at least 2 to 3 years in the dot com industry
I am surprised by the comments of your head hunter. Perhaps they meant that base Java programmers are not in demand, but I 100% sure that J2EE programmers are extremely scarce. I had a friend who only had servlet experience on his Resume, and was receiving 5 phone calls a day from companies looking to hire him.
This new report regarding eCommerce budgets increasing will only increase the need for more skilled J2EE programmers.
I think that a good consultant, or a good developper
Java and C++ are just languages. What is more important
is which one to choose, and which architecture (CORBA,
J2EE, ...) to apply on a particular project.
e-commerce will bring enough jobs and development for years.
Wireless computing also.
I have no fear about the future of IT people. Even though
the market is slowing down, the needs for development
are still there.
Junior or intermediates may have a problem with the current economic downturn, but I really don't know wtf your recruiter is talking about. I'm in regular contact with managers that are *screaming* for good people.
Go to -any- wall street brokerage . There's a severe shortage of *senior people* in New York. .
Ditto for Tokyo, which is where I'm living right now.
Most employers do want someone fairly well-rounded, i.e. they can code C++ on UNIX or VB on the side. Usually they'll take a Java specialist if they have these side skills.
And the consulting startup I work for is still growing in NYC in terms of revenue and people. We have more work than we can handle. And over half of it is in Java / J2EE.
I don not believe this is ture. There are more C++ positions than Java. Telcos like C++, not Java. This is in Dallas.
It is true. I am an experienced EJB programmer, and have been on the bench for a couple of months. I have a few friends who are still on the bench. This is in New York. Perhaps this had something to do with the holiday season, but things dont look rosy right now.