In short, 33 percent of employers need React skills, but only 19 percent of developers said they had known React. Twice as many employer respondents want Vue.js as compared to those that know the framework, but the aggregate demand is much lower than the leaders’.
Since HackerRank’s community is structured around coding competition and online training, the results mean the company should do even more to push developers to learn React. Developers that currently use Angular or Node.js do not appear to become unemployable. In fact, StackOverflow’s 2017 Developer Survey indicates strong interest in all three.
Readers should note that the number of employers does not necessarily represent specific job openings. In addition, readers should be careful to extrapolate findings because the sample may not be representative of the worldwide community.
Feature image: “Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries to Carrara,” by John Singer Sargent, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, public domain.