A little while ago, I saw a site, I thought it was Workopolis.com, that allowed you to type in a job skill, and it would show you a graph over time of how popular that keyword has been.
So, if you typed in Hibernate, you'd see nothing in like 2000, and then a really fast upswing. If you typed in MCSE, you'd see a large spike in about 1999-2000, and then really slow or even negative growth towards 2008.
Anyways, it was a great way to see what technologies were hot, which technologies were fading, and which technologies are really in demand right now.
If anyone knows where the heck I saw that site, please let me know.
The graph is incomplete. Aside, another marketing toy for IT recruting firms. They never indicate how many job postings were searched. So, Percentage of Matching Job Postings has very little meaning.
The advertising material states "[elided].com searches millions of jobs from thousands of job sites 1% of 10 jobs searched doesn't accurately reflect any industry trend, in my opinion. [ July 15, 2008: Message edited by: James Clark ]