"Software developers" follows in the number 4 position, which presumably must be a catch-all term for developers in general.
Those positions are cited by hiring managers and recruiters about double or triple the frequency of other skill sets in the employment marketplace, says Dice. The recruiting firm reports a total of 85,000 tech job openings, along with 36,000 contract IT positions across the United States.
The shortages companies face with these skills arise from a rapidly expanding market (in the case of mobile), as well as a requirement for experience. Many companies aren't providing enough training to enable professionals to learn and come up through the ranks, however.