The increased demand has created a shortage of talented developers.
The demand for coders or software developers in Dubai has exploded in recent years.
This is due to the emergence of many tech startups and an influx of large tech companies looking to make Dubai their headquarters. The UAE is also pushing hard for new era technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation and e-commerce.
Senior executives of recruitment and management consultants in Dubai say that companies in Dubai are increasingly hiring coders, moving away from their previous practice of outsourcing the roles of coders or computer programmers.
However, small businesses find it difficult to recruit coders and therefore hire them on a project basis.
The career map for coders typically begins as a junior developer, senior developer, specialist developer / lead architect before moving into management roles.
Earlier this week, Dubai announced that it had partnered with the world’s biggest tech giants such as IBM, Cisco, Google, HP, LinkedIn, Nvidia, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft to train and attract 100,000 programmers. in order to create 1,000 large digital companies within five years.
The emirate will also grant Golden Visas to 100,000 entrepreneurs, business owners and startups specializing in coding.
“There has been an increasing demand for coders in Dubai with the changing business landscape. The main coding jobs in UAE are typically web developer, computer systems analyst, computer engineer, mobile application developer, software engineer, data scientist, and technical software writer, ”said Vijay Gandhi, regional director for the United Arab Emirates. ‘Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Korn. Ferry, a global management consulting company.
He said it was common for companies to outsource projects to build their IT infrastructure, but with growing cybersecurity and data privacy needs, companies are increasingly hiring in-house to develop and maintain. their software architecture.
Ruwise Sheriff, technology consultant at Michael Page Middle East, said the demand for technical software development professionals is steadily increasing, with many companies in the UAE digitizing as many processes as possible.
“The increased demand has created a shortage of talented developers, and this has become a major concern for companies and teams looking to grow,” he said.
According to Sheriff, coders are predominantly full-time employees in most organizations in the UAE, but “we are seeing a slow evolution in the number of applicants who are becoming freelance freelancers.”
Deepa Sud, CEO of Plum Jobs, said many coders work as freelancers in established and emerging tech countries such as India, Pakistan, Eastern Europe and the Philippines.