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In healthy Indian job market, developers want it all

Staff shortages may affect the ability of outsourcing companies to take on new contracts.

As hiring picks up in Bangalore, India, the city's software professionals are again acquiring the spoiled-brat image they had in the late 1990s, when the dot-com boom increased staff requirements at Indian outsourcing companies.

Demand is highest for software professionals with two to four years of experience, and many change jobs frequently for a hike in salary of over 40 percent, according to Bijay Sahoo, vice president for talent engagement and development with Bangalore-based Wipro Ltd., India's third largest software outsourcing company. Wipro added 3,300 software developers in the third quarter alone.

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