Re: salary idea
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:40:01 -0500
I agree with you mostly. I am not confident in my ability to analyze offshore trends but a one observation I have is...travel to and from India is becoming very "normal". When someone tells me they are headed to India for a week or are coming from India for a couple weeks they don't say it like it is a big deal anymore, like it is nothing more than traveling from LA to NY. It use to be that travel to and from was less frequent and the stays were in terms of weeks/months and even up to a year. We are getting higher quality work or I should say the "system" is working much better these days from my standpoint.
I think the implications are going to be that we can more reliably "lift the bar" some and we are seeing more difficult work/responsibilities move offshore and stay offshore. I don't think this means people are necessarily going to be replaced, I just think that the supply of workers to choose from is growing. I believe if you continue to add marketable skills and improve your "product" and you are going to stay employed and be compensated adequately for it in most cases. I think the move to pick up skills using other databases is a good move, even so called no-sql databases.
On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Bellows, Bambi (Comsys) <bbel5_at_allstate.com
> Well, there is another trend that you are not taking into account and
> that is the apparently cyclical nature of off-shore/on-shore in technical
> work. Technical work, it seems, is alone in that the push to off-shore
> resources today results in a push to on-shore resources tomorrow. Not as
> many, perhaps, but, the result, at least in my experience, is that the
> lower-end work tends to stay off-shore and the higher-end work tends to come
> back. As the ranks of the lower-end technical resources are large, and
> there is less work for them, perhaps they find other work in the meantime or
> otherwise take themselves out of the market. Therefore what you see is
> fewer and fewer available high-level people for more and more high-level
> work, which would result in higher wages on the high-end and lower wages on
> the low-end, which is, in fact, what I am seeing here. I mean, we’re not at
> 1997 levels or anything like that, but the plunge in rates and salaries
> seems to have stopped and both are becoming to come up. Again, from my
> localized experience, and again, YMMV.