Friday, 30 April 2010

Number of Haskell programmers at Credit Suisse falls to zero

Apparently, the number of Haskell programmers at Credit Suisse has fallen from almost 20 contributors a few years ago to zero full-time Haskell developers today.

According to ITJobsWatch, the number of Haskell jobs in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since 2008 and Haskell's share of the market by programming languages is now only 0.05%. Haskell's market share was most likely lost to F#.


Paolo Giarrusso said...

The first link you provide shows a talk at CUFP from Credit Suisse - can you provide also a link showing the reduced number of developers, to substantiate your usage of "apparently"?

Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd. said...

@Paolo: The data came from Ganesh Sittampalam at the pub. He has a long history of exaggerating the use of Haskell where he works so I believe him when he says that Haskell is now legacy at Credit Suisse. Also, you can see that the CUFP reports by Howard Mansell from Credit Suisse changed from being about Haskell in 2006 to being about F# ever since.