It's great. I'm not even looking down there and have two job offers in the last 6 months from DC based firms. Many are doing well, especially those who can get government/military/DoT contracts. --Mark
Originally posted by John Coxey: Mark: How is the pay rate? Is it still competitive? I am in my 3rd month here in Evansville, IN with American General Finance. We are doing a lot of JSPs / Servlet type work - no EJBs.
John Coxey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Both my offers were competitive--although the latter was a startup (funded 18 months ago, backed by DC VC's and area firms), so the pay was obviously low (now we're back to real startups), but competitive for startups. --Mark
The market seems to be good for US citizens with security clearance. If you don't have clearance but have good skills and a clean background that will endure a security check then it is worth looking into.
All: Thanks for the replies. I am happy here at current job - not looking at the current time. Was looking at Dice - see the number of jobs offered is down to 21,000 Nice to hear at least some encouraging news out there. John Coxey (email@example.com)
Two good sources of job adverts for this area are probably The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun. As has been mentioned, if you have a security clearance you have it made, if you are at least a US citizen with a clean background you can also probably land a job without much problem.