This dashboard facilitates a comparative study of the coding landscape in Nepal with the rest of the world. This tool will help visualize and understand developers, their demographic and geographic profile, motivation, education, coding preference and several other factors.

The survey data has been utilized from StackOverflow. For almost a decade, StackOverflow’s annual Developer Survey has been the largest survey of people who code around the world. The survey is taken by nearly 65,000 people in 2020. 242 people participated from Nepal.

While Stackoverflow also publishes its analysis on the survey annually, it primarily has a wide focus on aggregated global trends. With this dashboard, Moonlit Solutions puts the spotlight on Nepali software developers and trends in Nepal.

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As we can see in the chart below, the annual median developer remuneration is the lowest in Nepal ($6300). It is still more than 6 times the median per capita income in Nepal. Even with fairly low remuneration, productivity is notably high. In the last 20 yrs, the quality of technology services these pool of talents can/have built is very close to the international standards.

The annual median remuneration in the US is $115,000. Broken into hourly pay (40 hours in a week, 52 weeks in a year), a Nepali developer makes $3.03 an hour whereas a developer in the US makes $55.30 an hour. There is a stark difference in the pay between the developers in US vs. Nepal which suggests that there is a great value for employers in outsourcing technology in Nepal. It’s a win-win for both, promotes high-paying growth-oriented jobs for talented Nepali developers and quality service at a lower cost for employers.

Similar to other countries as well.

This implies growing popularity of Stackoverflow among the developers and a possibility of more inclusive and accurate results.

In the trend below, a certain spike is seen during 2018. However, the number is not largely deviated. Considering, 2018 as an outlier, we can see a growing trend.

The chart maps the flow of programming languages currently used by developers of Nepal and the language they desire to work in future.

Currently used Language Desired Language Number of Developers
HTML/CSS JavaScript 86
JavaScript Python 83
HTML/CSS Python 82
SQL Python 62

This analysis also shows that most of the developers are currently familiar with HTML/CSS . However, most developers desire to learn JavaScript in future.

Furthermore, most developers who have worked with JavaScript and HTML/CSS desire to learn Python indicating its popularity amongst the community too.