IT Recruitment in the Philippines,
A New Approach

Delivering unrivalled candidate endorsements
for software, digital and development roles

IT Recruitment Agency and Headhunter for
Software and IT roles in the Philippines

The job market for IT and software developer roles in the Philippines has exploded in recent years. There has been a growing, local movement from start-up companies working in areas of key web and mobile app innovation. There has also been an enormous influx of foreign businesses establishing dev teams to support their overseas operations. This hive of activity has cultivated a large talent pool of well-trained, foreign exposed, Filipino software engineers who work largely in Manila on cutting edge platforms to be rolled out in all corners of the globe.

Accordingly, the war for IT talent has become increasingly hard-fought in the Philippines. There is an undersupply compared to the demand for experienced, Filipino software engineers, web developers and full stack developers who work with the most in-demand technologies. This has created a highly competitive business environment for attracting and retaining Manila’s top development talent. Gone are the days of advertising for IT and software roles and receiving talented candidate inquires. In today’s market the top IT talent are hidden from the sight of job boards and LinkedIn, and they are gainfully employed. Furthermore, they are being treated with special care by their employers to discourage them from leaving.

Nevertheless, if you utilize the services of a top IT headhunting firm or IT recruitment agency in Manila, you will have a partner who understands the competitive landscape and who can help you target, attract, hire and retain from within these “hidden talent pools for web and software developers in the Philippines.

Founded in 2010, Manila Recruitment has fostered the strongest team of pure IT headhunters in the Philippines. Our team of end-to-end IT recruitment consultants focus on hiring UI and UX designers, web developers, mobile developers (iOS and Android), software developers, software engineers, software architects, project managers and CTO’s in the Philippines.

Over the last 7 years, we have been carefully curating a database of over 200,000 IT, digital and software developer based candidates that we can uniquely access for our clients. We have almost every technology covered, and we focus heavily on the recruitment of fullstack developer and mobile developer roles, combined with frontend developer and backend developer roles. The software engineers we can connect you with have skills that cover the in-demand programming languages, frameworks and technologies such as:

• Backbone.js, AngularJS, Node.js, ReactJS, JavaScript
• Ruby, Ruby on Rails
• Python, PHP, HTML, CSS
• C#, Objective C, C++, JAVA
• iOS, Android

Why is our service different from that of other IT recruitment firms, IT recruitment agencies and IT headhunters in the Philippines?

Simply stated, we focus on three key areas for our clients:

1. Unrivalled Business and HR consultation

We are founded by a perfect blend of start-up innovators and corporate leaders who have previously taken several businesses in the Philippines through initial establishment to flourishing, profitable operations. Along the way we created inspiring cultures for employees that allowed us to attract and retain the top innovative,Filipino talent. Based on this experience, we will provide you with deep consultation plus a winning growth and retention recipe for your business that is proven to work. We will never just offer you an off-the-shelf IT recruitment solution.

*For foreign companies, we also provide a free, holistic and business-driven consultation for establishing a new team in the Philippines.

2. Unique sourcing capabilities, delivering previously unreachable IT talent

We do not advertise to attract candidates to IT roles for our clients. Therefore, we shelter you from further exposure to the highly visible, job-hopping and over-processed candidates who are commonly tapped on job boards and LinkedIn by average IT recruiters. Fortunately, our philosophy to lead innovation in IT headhunting has been designed to provide access to pools of IT talent that are not being approached by average technical recruiters in the Philippines. To achieve this, we spend extra time understanding your business, your goals and your culture, as well as your technology and HR recruitment requirements. We then tailor an IT headhunting campaign aimed only at passive candidates (those not actively looking for work), and who are not being constantly tapped and recycled by other IT recruitment agencies in Manila. Our unique methodology produces exceptional results for our clients, and gets the qualified IT talent required to establish and grow IT driven businesses. Our results speak for themselves:

 In 2016 our clients hired over 250 of our candidate endorsements.
 In 2016 our hit rate was 33% (one in 3), and in Q4 alone it was 48% (one in two)! *Hit rate calculates the ratio of the number of candidates endorsed to produce a successful hire.
 Our job offer vs. hire ratio in the second half of 2016 was 95%.
3. The highest level of customer service:

We pride ourselves on establishing long-term relationships that add value to your business. We’re fast to respond, we listen, we’re proactive and we live and breathe your requirements with a never-say-die attitude. We’re the type of IT recruitment agency who gets excited by the latest developments in recruitment science and the newest technologies for headhunters. Plus we have the strongest desire to help you succeed. This is because we have established and grown several teams ourselves, and we know what it means for you to have a competitive advantage in human capital, and for your business to be successful. Our IT recruiters are trained to be consultative, helpful and out-of-the box problem solvers for you. We also have a dedicated client services team to help you with any aspect of your relationship with us.

Please do reach out and let us know about your business and your IT recruitment requirements. You will be in the safest hands. We look forward to hear from you and to help you hire your Filipino software developer roles. Whether you are looking to hire an iOS developer, or an Android developer our technical recruiters are connected with the best mobile developers and web developers in the Philippines. If you are looking for full stack developers or frontend and backend developers in the Philippines, we ask that you speak to our team first, as the top IT recruitment firm in the Philippines.

To start recruiting for IT Talent, contact us below.

We also recruit non-IT roles. Click here to find out and to know more about engaging with us.

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To start recruiting now, pay an initial fee of Php7,000. Pay online now, deducted later from our competitive success fee.


The success fee is only billed after hire, and is calculated at 2 months of the candidates' total gross monthly earnings (equivalent to 16.66% of a 12 month salary), and there are no hidden fees!


An extensive, executive consultation is offered upon engagement. We want to gain the deepest understanding of your company, your requirements, the position, and offer advice to ensure success.


We offer a free replacement candidate if things don’t work out within the first 4 months.


Our consultative, detailed and relationship-orientated approach requires 30 days of recruitment exclusivity (see FAQs). In return, we guarantee to get you results!


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