Enterprises find agility in short supply among programmers

12/30/2012 | eWeek

The software industry is facing a significant shortage of "agile" developers, who help companies design solutions that make more efficient use of resources and respond more quickly to customer needs, a study finds. According to an analysis by staffing firm Yoh Services, enterprises looking to capitalize on the incremental, collaborative programming skills characteristic of agile software development found only 17 candidates for every 100 open jobs between 2010 and 2012, a talent shortage that may lead some companies to hire developers who are unqualified for the task at hand.

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