Where do we go to get good Perl/Catalyst/DBIC/Moose people in India?

Chris Jack chris_jack at msn.com
Fri Jul 15 16:48:46 BST 2011

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk wrote
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:55:11AM +0000, Ian.Docherty at nomura.com wrote:
> [...]
> > We don't expect people to have all these skills, but mostly what we have
> > seen are people with some of, basic Perl OO, CGI or DBI at best.
> I suspect this is very much a case of getting what you pay for.
I work with quite a few Indian Perl programmers (mostly from Tata). Whilst rates for programmers in India are usually lower than in London, my impression is you get roughly the same distribution of good and bad programmers as you do in London. A lot of the Indian middle class get a good education in an english speaking school.
Part of India's problem seems to be to be it's become a victim of it's own outsourcing success - and there is an IT skill's shortage there (as well). From my point of view, this is good news as it means London rates are less likely to be watered down by excess capacity.
Something to be careful of is: we have lost a number of Indian juniors who have got themselves trained up and then moved on to better paid things.

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