Software outsourcing and its future
A report by research and consulting firm Forrester Research mentions that, jobs which
are lost in United States because of software outsourcing are primarily low salary IT jobs.
These jobs are like software programming or computer support specialists or computer
operators. But on the other hand, high end high paying jobs like system analysts,
network analysts and research analysts have seen continuous and stronger growth. Jobs
in this niche market is growing steadily at the rate of 4 to 5% every year. These jobs
which require stronger domain knowledge and knowledge of internal working of IT
systems and business process are difficult to software outsource.Jobs not affected by
Jobs for software engineers for the position of system analysis and application
development implementation are also growing at the rate of 6% a year. This is because,
though software outsourcing can be done to India or other offshore software
development locations, customers require in-house staff for customization and
maintenance of purchased software. Software outsourcing decreasing?
Report also mention that, attraction of cost saving in software outsourcing is yet very
high and because of that, increase in jobs like software programmer will be very minimal.
Also, because of very low increase in software programming jobs, salary rise will also
hardly 1% in next few years. Salary of computer operators and database administrators
will also grow at barely 1% rate. On the other hand, report also mentions about jobs
which will have highest salary rise. Salaries of computer research scientists and
information system managers will have highest growth which will be around 3.5% every
year. While salaries of analysts and system administrators will grow at the rate of 2 to
3% every year.
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