Using remote developers in Vietnam are emerging as a key strategy as the Australian labour market desperately seeks the capabilities necessary to implement new digital opportunities and respond to digital disruption.

High Demand for IT / Software Development Skills

IT frequently leads the list of needed business skills across many developed economies. In close alignment to lists put out by Business Insider and HR in Asia, LinkedIn recently highlighted ten specific digital skills that will be in-demand for 2017. That list includes:

  1. Cloud and Distributed Computing
  2. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  3. Web Architecture and Development Framework
  4. Middleware and Integration Software
  5. User Interface Design
  6. Network and Information Security
  7. Mobile Development
  8. Data Presentation
  9. SEO/SEM Marketing
  10. Storage Systems and Management

Unfortunately, securing staff with the right skills at an affordable price remains very difficult in Australia. HR in Asia point out that Australian companies are adapting by hiring based on cultural fit rather than technical skills, whilst the Australian Financial Review shows that many companies are shifting to a focus on training the existing workforce to meet the demand. This is a compromise in a tight labour market: long-lead times and a steep learning curve are the trade-offs faced by Australian companies taking this approach.

Remote Developers in Vietnam

it’s becoming increasingly attractive to look for remote developers in Vietnam, rather than fighting for talent in a hotly-contested, overpriced local market. Larger companies have been shifting their software development teams to Vietnam for some time, and entrepreneurs and SMEs are now catching on to the huge benefits.

Vietnam is a particularly strong candidate when it comes to finding remote developers for software development. A school system that prioritises maths and science, a strong work ethic, low average wages and high levels of political stability are all factors that see Vietnam positioned ahead of neighbouring Thailand, Indonesia, India and the Philippines when it comes to selecting a base of operations in Asia.

Experienced profiles can be found in Vietnam for each of the skill sets that businesses are seeking. Programmers, web developers, systems engineers, graphic designers, social media managers and project managers are readily found at affordable salaries.

Metasource is a simple, reliable and fast service to commence your own team of remote developers here in Vietnam. Contact us to find out more.