How do US cities compare to European cities when it comes to the average time to hire developers? We compared survey data of Silicon Valley, New York, London, Amsterdam and Berlin with our own Honeypot averages and the results are pretty interesting…

For developers searching for a job, it is quicker, on average, to find one in Europe than in North America. Job hunting developers in New York will wait the longest before finding their next position and developers looking for jobs in London will be the quickest.

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The most interesting finding is developers who use Honeypot find a job within 29 days, far faster than the average in all cities.

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The source for the average times to hire is The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015.


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Emma Tracey

Emma Tracey

Emma is Co-Founder at Honeypot. Born in Dublin, Emma moved to Berlin after spending time in Colombia and South Africa. She is a former journalist and likes to write about team culture and diversity.