I was perusing the popular delicious links and found a new job site: SimplyHired, which bills itself as “building the largest job database on the planet.” Its pretty fast and lets you do searches without any commitment.
So, I searched for the different Java IDEs to see what came up. Here’s the results, ranked by most job matches to the least:
eclipse java = 1723 matches
jbuilder java = 879 matches
jdeveloper java = 341 matches
netbeans java = 128 matches
intellij java = 95 matches (actually this should probably be higher as some people refer to it as just IDEA, but I couldn’t figure out how to filter out listings that said things like “must have good ideas”…)
visual cafe java = 47 matches (people still use this?)
notepad java = 9 matches ;)
java by itself netted 71,327 matches vs c# with 19,252 matches (c++ doesn’t pull up what you think it will, unfortunately, so can’t make a good comparison)
Note that these were not limited to any region, so they’re all around the U.S.
It sure seems like they have a lot of listings (over 3 million according to their PR). I think they somehow index other sites like Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, etc.
Some cool features:
1. They’ve got a blog
2. They have a LinkedIn feature called “who do i know?” that lets you see if you have any contacts at the company who is advertising for a job. That’s probably the best use for LinkedIn that I’ve seen.
3. You can rate job listings like you would rate a movie in NetFlix