Wanted Analytics brings us the following data on finding Software Engineers in a tight market:
Hiring for Software Engineers continues across the US, making it one of the fastest growing occupations. With demand practically out-growing the candidate supply, these jobs are hard-to-fill for most Recruiters and especially in areas with the highest demand. So, to help Recruiters source candidates faster and easier, we wanted to take a look at some of the best markets to find this talent in the US. By listing job ads in these locations, it is likely that Recruiters will find more candidates and shorten their time-to-fill.
The 5 locations currently experiencing the best markets for sourcing Software Engineers are:
- El Paso, Texas
- Norwich, Connecticut
- Binghamton, New York
- Evansville, Indiana
- Fort Wayne, Indiana
In these places, hiring demand remains lower than average and the supply of qualified potential candidates in the workforce is high, making Software Engineers easy-to-fill. El Paso, Texas is currently the best location to source Software Engineers from. The below Hiring Scale™ shows that conditions are much more favorable in this area than on average. There are only 7 employers currently recruiting for Software Engineering job openings in the El Paso metro area, but there are about 1,000 potential candidates currently working in the this field in the local area.
Hiring Scale for Software Engineers in El Paso, Texas – Easiest-to-Fill Location
On average job ads for Software Engineers are online for 44 days – or just over 6.2 weeks. But, did you know that one of the shortest posting averages is in Waterloo, Iowa? Software Engineer job ads are only online for an average of 26 days – or about 3.7 weeks. If you are able to source candidates from this area, you may be able to shorten your time-to-fill by 2.5 weeks!
Some of the hardest places to source candidates include Fayetteville (North Carolina), Bloomington-Normal (Illinois), and Seattle (Washington). In fact, Recruiters in these locations are likely to see a talent shortage since the volume of job ads far out-numbers the number of Software Engineers currently in the area. If you are sourcing candidates for jobs located in these markets, may find that relocating talent from one of the above mentioned locations makes filling job openings easier.