IT professionals are still on it’s young stage just like what it is in the opportunities with respect to jobs and work offers. Although today, there are already enough number of IT experts or professionals, the need for filling up positions are still hanging in a thread for most IT companies all over the world. The reason is because information technology professionals in some parts of the world are demanding for a higher pay in return for their services, prompting companies who need people to do the job to look for other venues where the same talent can be harnessed at a lower cost.
The Philippines, along with other neighboring Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Vietnam and China are battling it out to fill the empty space left around in most western countries with respect to The need for IT job positions to get filled up. In the United States for example, I have a few friends I know who work there and are receiving at least $ 500 USD a month with only a freelance work project having only to work for an hour or two a day. This is different if you work in the Philippines for the same project because you can only get paid for about $300 to $350 USD a month doing the same work in 8 hours per day work basis.
Knowing this situation, how then can an IT expert, say a programmer want a job in his local country when he can get paid outside for almost twice as much what he will receive if he works full time. This is something really very clear and easy to understand. I myself working in an information technology based job receive at least $100 on a per job basis working only an hour or two a day per project on a freelance work as an IT medium skilled worker.
This is the same reason why I don’t really want to go for an out of the country job more than I can work myself out staying near my family receiving more than what I can earn with a full time job doing the same IT work. This is a very big convenience on my part and also for most of the IT pros who were able to tap in foreign clients while staying at home.
A friend for example who is employed doing an information technology work in Dubai is receiving more than what he needs and it made him able to send his wife and kinds there to stay with him while he does his work and also gets to do other outsourced jobs in Dubai, UAE for his free time. Well, what can you say? An information technology work in Dubai as well as any other country in the world does pay much more than what professionals mostly need except if you stay in your local country like in the case of professionals in the Philippines.