Want to know if China is taking America’s IT jobs skills? The answer is yes and no. Sorry, that’s a bit confusing. But here’s the reasoning. It’s a global economy out there, and any job that can be easily outsourced, is. And because IT jobs skills are one of the most easiest job skills to outsource, you can bet Chinese programmers are vying for jobs that were previously seen as American jobs. But, here’s the no, or rather the maybe part. It’s not just the Chinese who are marketing their IT jobs skills to American businesses. Or India. Business schools in places as obscure as Haiti are training citizens on IT jobs skills that are critical to businesses in the U.S. and other countries.
However, thus far these are basic services, though more developed countries like China, India, Russia, etc. are indeed proving skillful in providing high level programming skills to U.S. businesses. But, it’s not just skills that matter. There are also requirements that demand clear communication, time zone flexibility, and collaboration with project managers used to working a certain way. And, many businesses hiring top programmers, or rather the best out there, want these programmers on site in places like Washington D.C., New York City, etc. And with that kind of requirement, we’re talking visa issues, so (U.S.) domestic placements for the best IT jobs skills are the predominate trend, if the skills are available.