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A data dive into who’s hiring for what job at NET/WORK DC 2018

According to our exhibitor survey, they're looking to build the hiring pipeline for year-round hiring.

Job-seekers work the floor at D.C.'s first NET/WORK. (Photo by Brian James Kirk)

NET/WORK DC 2018 is presented by 1776 and the (newly expanded) Flatiron School on Wednesday, February 28, and hiring organizations will be at Gensler looking for their next candidate. Thanks to our media partners ByteBackGeneral Assembly and Hire Her.

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Here’s what you really need to know:

The hiring companies are not only looking for technical workers, but there’s plenty of openings in management, PR/advertising, operations and business development.

Oh, and from the looks of our survey, there’s at least 100 jobs up for grabs. Some of them pay pretty dang well, too.

Fourteen of 20 exhibitors took the survey. Here’s the most important info:

How many positions are you looking to fill right now?

  • 9 said 1-2 jobs
  • 4 said 3-5 jobs
  • 1 said 11-15 jobs

How many positions are you looking to fill this year?

  • 1 said 1-2
  • 6 said 3-5
  • 2 said 11-15
  • 1 said 16-20
  • 1 said 20+ (that’s over 100 jobs up for grabs, folks!)

These are the top 12 skillsets exhibitors are checking for:

  • Java Script
  • SQL
  • JAVA
  • HTML5
  • MS Office Suites
  • Agile
  • CSS
  • Python
  • Scrum
  • Google Suite
  • CRM
  • React

How many hires are you looking to fill for the following skillsets/positions this year?

  • Engineering / Development
  • UX Design
  • Operations/ Project Management
  • Sales / Biz Development
  • Marketing/Social Media
  • Other
  • By the way, 10 of the 12 survey respondents said there will be Freelance opportunities!

On average, how many years of experience are expected for the positions you are looking to fill?

  • 4 chose 3-5 years
  • 6 chose 1-3 years
  • 3 chose 5-7 years
  • 1 chose other

What is the average salary range for the positions you are looking to fill?

  • 2 chose – $31k – 50k
  • 1 chose – $51k – 80k
  • 3 chose – $81k – 100k
  • 4 chose – $101k -120k
  • 3 chose – other
  • 1 – skipped this question

Maybe you’re just curious as to local opportunities and want to know what hiring managers are looking for in candidates so sure, this data helps but you really should just come to NET/WORK  and treat yourself to that $5 Happy Hour ticket and chat it up with the #dctech community!

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If you’re curious about what kind of jobs to expect, check out the ones already listed here:


Companies: Gensler / 76 Forward / General Assembly

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