About 44% of developers based in India plan to quit their jobs this year, compared to 42% globally, according to a report.
The report of DigitalOcean Holdingsthe cloud for developers, startups and SMEsurveyed over 2,500 respondents from 94 countries, including India, the United States, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom.
It shows that the development talent shortage has the potential to worsen with 64% of those with less than a year of experience and 32% of those with 1-5 years of experience recently leaving their jobs. both those who have already left and those who are considering leaving, with compensation, remote or flexible work environments, and better benefits being the main factors motivating people to leave their jobs, especially for young people developers.
Nearly 18% of respondents cited the lack of time and resources to work on projects as a major challenge, and 11% cited the departure of team members as a challenge, showing that the shortage of development talent affects even those who remain in office.
“Attracting and retaining developer talent is changing rapidly, and businesses must adapt to the new landscape,” said Gabe Monroyproduct manager at DigitalOceanin a report.
“Companies need to better understand developers and give them the tools, benefits and compensation they need to succeed – business survival in the digital age depends on it,” monroy added.
About 56% of Indian developers have also participated in open source projects over the past year, of which only 12% have been paid for their contribution.
Open source has contributed to learning and networking in India, with 37% saying they gained improved skills through open source, 23% networking opportunities, and 10% found job opportunities through open-source community.
It’s clear that companies of all sizes need to rethink their approach to attracting and retaining highly skilled developers.
The report also identifies compensation and the desire for fully remote or more flexible work environments as the top reasons developers are considering quitting, or have already done so.