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

Ian.Docherty@nomura.com Ian.Docherty at nomura.com
Fri Jul 15 17:03:11 BST 2011

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk wrote
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.

[Ian replied.] 

Yes, I found that problem a few years ago with a company that did it's development in India but sold its product in the UK. I went out there to try and help in training and recruiting. Two problems, the one you mention, that we could recruit junior staff, train them up but there was a very high attrition rate, or we would find a few very good people but they could get better positions (either better pay or larger companies, or both) so we could not recruit them.


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