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15% of US IT jobs in India by 2010

 
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FYI...

Here's the story, for what it's worth; keep in mind this is a research report and just one opinion.

One thing to note is that the report estimates the total number of US IT jobs to be 15 Million by 2010; that number is significantly more than most other reports/estimates that I've seen and could mean the percenteage of IT jobs at US companies filled by Indians would be much higher than 15% by 2004 if the growth of US IT jobs filled by Indians in India continues. That number also is all-inclusive, since the number of software engineers is ~5%-10% of that based on 2004 Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
 
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With average IT labor costs in the United States approaching $80,000 per worker per year, "a worker in India represents a $36,000 savings per year, and 1.5 million workers represent $54 billion in savings each year," AMR
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I am not sure about these figures.I read somewhere(again one opinion)US programmer average salary is $63000 per year.Also they(AMR) are counting HelpDesk specialist,Customer Support,Quality analyst etc.These jobs of 'less strategic' values are offshored rather the jobs which involve 100% programming,system design,architecture.
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
These jobs of 'less strategic' values are offshored rather the jobs which involve 100% programming,system design,architecture.



I suspect this is true, from what I've seen in Canada, most of the "nearshore" jobs are in call centers. Most multinationals continue to do much of their high value work at home. Although IBM does have a software lab in Toronto their main R&D site is the Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights New York. They do have a small research lab in New Delhi.
 
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:

I am not sure about these figures.I read somewhere(again one opinion)US programmer average salary is $63000 per year.Also they(AMR) are counting HelpDesk specialist,Customer Support,Quality analyst etc.These jobs of 'less strategic' values are offshored rather the jobs which involve 100% programming,system design,architecture.



Well, think about it. Which saves you more money? Offshoring a $30K job or a $90K job? What would you do? As for strategic value, it seems that most companies only thing anything in IT has stategic value after it blows up in their faces. One local CEO referred to his IT department as "Shoe Salesmen". Don't know what that was supposed to mean, but it was obvious what the feeling was.

Keeping the coding and design jobs in the US? Tell that to Oracle, IBM, Red Hat, GE and Sun. Sun transferred the Java project to India. The announcement was made 9/11/2002.
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One local CEO referred to his IT department as "Shoe Salesmen". Don't know what that was supposed to mean


That's executive-speak for a job that just requires good execution, not judgement or creativity.

In my experience, executives ultimately get the IT departments the deserve, whether full strategic team members or "shoe salesmen".

I wonder when that CEO last invited his senior IT team to a corporate strategy off-site.
 
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