So David I posted a link for a Delphi job listing site, and Joe pulled a chicken little jumping to the conclusion that there are only 4 Delphi jobs in existence. Unfortunately there is not one single source that lists all jobs for any skill or category. You need to do a little hunting.
It used to be that DelphiJobs.com aggregated job listings from a number of job sites, and then allowed you to view them all from their site. It was as close as you could get to a definitive listing of Delphi jobs. Since they no longer do that, here is a snap shot of the Delphi job numbers as of right now:
- Dice 192 jobs [feed]
- America’s JobBank 404 jobs
- Yahoo! HotJobs 83 jobs
- ComputerWork.com 8 jobs [feed]
- ComputerJobs.com 18 jobs
- DataFrenzy 10 jobs
- Net-Temps.com 23 jobs [feed]
- Moster.com 284 jobs
(Click on the [feed] link to add a feed to your news reader. Maybe Delphi Feeds can include these in a special section!)
Grand total of 1022 jobs! And that doesn’t include all the job openings that are not listed on these centralized search listings, or the ones that are filled through networking (the #1 way jobs are filled). Sure, there may be some duplicates between the sites, and some of the jobs postings that are returned in these searches may be mistakes, but it certainly proves that Delphi job market is NOT dead.
It is true that there may not be as many Delphi jobs as other languages, but that is an indicator of two things:
- It takes less Delphi developers to complete a project then with many other languages. It is a more productive environment and community.
- Delphi developers have greater job satisfaction and switch jobs less often, thus less vacancies.
So it is a good thing!