Mobile developers in e-commerce firms enjoy twice the salary and monetary benefits in comparison to their counterparts in the IT services and software companies across the nation.
With the exponential growth of India’s mobile economy, the e-commerce industry has emerged as a lucrative career option for mobile developers in India. The India Mobile Talent 2016 Report revealed that developers employed in e-commerce firms enjoy twice the salary and monetary benefits that their counterparts in the IT services and software companies get, across the nation.
The key aspects covered in The India Mobile Talent 2016 Report include total talent pool size, talent spread by platforms, sectors attracting the most talent, and cities that have emerged as leading hubs. The Report shared that in India, iOS mobile talent is making inroads in a market dominated by Android mobile developers, who comprise over 72 per cent of the total pool. The study found that Bengaluru continues to be India’s most popular destination, hosting 25 per cent of the total talent pool, followed by Delhi NCR (17 per cent) and Hyderabad (10 per cent), positioning South India as the leading hub for mobile talent.
71 per cent of talent in Delhi has under five years of experience, while 40 per cent of the talent in Bengaluru has over five years of experience.
The rise of India’s mobile economy has led to a dramatic increase in the demand for mobile talent. The race of businesses to capitalise on the opportunities of this new economy, has led to an intense competition for skilled Android and iOS developers.
Mobile developers are active participants in specialised communities such as GitHub and Stack Overflow, where they learn from peers, collaborate on projects, and demonstrate skills. Additionally, over 30 per cent of India’s mobile talent pool can be discovered on Klout and 47 per cent of them maintain at least three Social Profiles, giving companies a really strong reason to actively tap into these communities.
The report shared some deeper insights too — 71 per cent of talent in Delhi has under five years of experience, while 40 per cent of the talent in Bengaluru has over five years of experience. It also revealed that a majority of mobile developers bring two to five years of work experience.
As per the report, while e-commerce companies pay more, IT services and computer software companies together contribute 67 per cent of the workforce. Samsung, Amazon and Accenture feature among the top employers of mobile talent in India. Although IT services companies are the dominant employers in the mobile talent space, 53 per cent of the talent they lose joins companies in computer software and hardware, while 37 per cent is picked up by companies in the Internet, SaaS and e-commerce segments.
e-commerce companies pay more, IT services and computer software companies together contribute 67 per cent of the workforce.
Together, tech hubs Bangalore and NCR contribute the lion’s share of the country’s mobile developer talent. While Bangalore holds the definitive lead for both Android and iOS talent, at 28 per cent and 20 per cent respectively, NCR follows close at nearly 18 per cent for both categories.
The major chunk of mobile talent exists, and moves between Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Delhi/ NCR. Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Indore, Cochin and Chandigarh contribute to 10 per cent of India’s mobile talent workforce. Ahmedabad tops the list of emerging cities, with 4.5 per cent of the total mobile developer workforce, with much of its inflow and outflow happening between the nearby cities of Pune and Mumbai. Given the large concentration of well-funded e-commerce and Internet companies in Bangalore and NCR, companies such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and Zomato have lately emerged as top employers of mobile talent in these cities.