Mega-Mutha of Global Outsourcing Destinations


    Stephanie Overby provides an evaluation of the hotspots of offshore outsourcing in the CIO annual guide to the topic, which you can download in PDF format here. (Praise be — no registration necessary.)

    You’ll find concise descriptions of each country divvied up by region (why that way, I don’t know; do we really shop by continent?) and judgment calls on English language proficiency, programmer salary, geopolitical salary and overall ranking.

    India gets five out of five stars for overall ranking — the only country to do so.

    Ireland and Canada rank the highest for English proficiency and also offer the highest programmer salaries — above $20,000 per year.

    Quick, six-page read. Keep it handy if global shopping for IT talent is part of your mandate these days.