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Those who think that developer employment in IoT (or even hobbyist interest) is growing in lockstep with devices and revenues are in for a surprise. There is a large need in the market for developers that are skilled at transforming products and increasing efficiencies. Will that labour shortage be resolved any time soon? Why is there a drop in developers focused on cost-saving or product extensions? Find out this and much more in this report. Our estimate draws on data from over 33,000 IoT developers in 140+ countries surveyed between 2014 and 2016.
Not only are backend and cloud development becoming more and more central to how software is implemented; it is at the same time becoming more and more accessible and affordable to a wide range of developers and companies. In this report, we’ll put the spotlight on those backend developers. We estimate their numbers and their distribution across regions, as well as the goals of cloud developers and their means to make money. We also derive estimates of the addressable market for technologies that are used by cloud developers.
Desktop developers are the engine of a plethora of software activity. They are the subject of this report. We estimate their numbers, their distribution across geographies and platforms, as well as the goals of desktop developers and their means to make money. We also derive estimates of the addressable market for technologies that are used by desktop developers. Our estimate draws on data from over 40,000 desktop developers in 140+ countries surveyed in 2015 and 2016.
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