The IT Recruitment Agency in the Philippines for Guaranteed Candidate Results

Our unique approach to IT recruitment has been delivering unrivalled candidate placements for IT, software developer and digital roles for over ten years. We have carefully curated the largest IT candidate database and the widest IT industry candidate connections in both Manila and Cebu. We couple this with the Philippines most highly trained team of IT headhunters and client service managers to deliver you IT hiring results with care, passion and expertise

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

The job market for Information Technology and software developer roles in the Philippines has exploded in recent years. There has been a growing, local movement from start-up tech 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 tech 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 information technology recruiting 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
  • MySQL, MSQL NoSQL, MongoDB
  • iOS, Android

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.

Our commitment is what sets us apart:

A unique recruitment agency service model for unrivalled candidate outcomes

IT Database & Community

200,000+ IT Candidates: CTO’s, CIO’s, Managers, Architects, Software Developers, QA Testers, Infrastructure Roles and more. Plus unique network multipliers & community outreach programs run by all recruiters in their respective technology focus.

Certified IT Headhunters

We don’t rely on job postings! We pride ourselves in being the top IT recruitment agency for passive candidate sourcing. Each of our technical recruiters are internationally certified in the latest IT sourcing strategies, and can discover and engage more IT candidates.

Business Driven Approach

We invest time to align a tailored IT sourcing strategy with your strategic business objectives. We have deep expertise in Multinational shared service centers, corporate IT recruitment, plus first hires & growth for tech & start-up companies.

Market Entry Strategy

New to the Philippines? We have been the exclusive IT recruitment agency in the Philippines for over 450+ Multinationals, corporations & start-ups entering the Filipino market. We specialize in creating whole new teams or augmenting existing IT teams.

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Key Search Terms

  • 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
  • Consultation
    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.
  • Free Replacement
    We offer a free replacement candidate if things don’t work out within the first 4 months.
  • Approach
    Our consultative, detailed and relationship-orientated approach requires 30 days of recruitment exclusivity (see FAQs). In return, we guarantee to get you results!

We are here to support you in the 'new normal'

Our team are all working efficiently from home and our recruitment agency in Manila is fully operational. We are providing our services without interruption at the same standard that you have always been accustomed to. Therefore, we are here to help you with any recruitment need during and after the crisis.

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Our Market Leading Solutions

Each recruitment service has a transparent, unique and competitive fee structure and terms, and is delivered by a certified, professional recruiter in Philippines

Team Search

Recruit C-level, VP, Country Manager, Director, General Manager & other managerial positions

Junior Search

Recruit all entry-level roles including trainees, executive assistants, and basic support staff

Remote Staff Search

Recruit for all executive, managerial, IT or technical roles with a focus on work from home arrangements

Executive Search

Recruit C-level, VP, Country Manager, Director, General Manager & other managerial positions

Expat Search

Recruit an expatriate living in the Philippines, or to repatriate a Filipino overseas

Technical & Expert Search

Recruit any Non-Managerial, Non-IT roles in HR, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Admin & Ops

Offshore Staff Solutions

Recruit executive, technical or expert roles for your offshore operation, bundled with payroll management and office space

Service Matrix

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wa are so pleased to provide answer to common queries regarding our recruitment solutions

Does the Philippines have skilled IT employees and software developers?

The Philippines has large numbers of highly skilled, experienced and talented IT employees and software developers. The IT outsourcing and offshoring industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Filipino economy. There are many Filipino IT professionals who have been hired by global teams in an offshore capacity to work with their onshore counterparts in increasingly sophisticated roles. Accordingly, many Filipino IT professionals are utilizing international best practices and modern technology stacks as part of an international team. This exposure combined with excellent English communication skills and a Western aligned culture, make Filipinos some of the most in demand IT job candidates in the world. Manila Recruitment is a leading IT recruitment agency and has curated the top team of technical recruiters in the Philippines, who are working with the largest database of IT candidates ready to hire for clients from all over the world.

What type of tech stacks do Filipino software engineers work with?

Filipino software developers work with all of the common technologies from around the world, as many of them are already integrated with global teams. Many large multinational companies have extensive software teams in the Philippines working on enterprise applications within highly matrixed environments. On the other end of the scale startups from all over the globe also employ Filipino software engineers utilizing modern tech stacks in fast-paced agile environments. Speak to an expert IT recruiter in the Philippines such as Manila Recruitment to see if your technology and talent needs can be accommodated in the Filipino IT workforce.

Do recruitment agencies test software developers?

IT recruitment agencies usually leave the technical testing of software developers to their clients as part of the interview process. Often clients perform their own inhouse technical skill assessments, exams and coding tests to assess the technical know-how of a candidate put forward by a recruitment agency.

What are common benefits provided to IT professionals and software developers in the Philippines?

Filipino IT and software developer talent are in high demand as companies from all over the world seek to hire them in offshore and outsourced capacities, as well as local Filipino employers too. In such a competitive job market it is critical to make attractive job offers to secure and retain the best talent. Employee benefits can often be the deciding job acceptance factor for the top talent, and you must match or beat those on offer by competing employers. Common benefits for IT and software roles in the Philippines include:

  • A 13th month salary (mandatory in some cases, and customary in other cases)
  • 10 to 20 days of paid vacation leaves
  • 10 to 20 days of paid sick leaves
  • Private medical insurance (often extended to one or more family members too)
  • Various allowances (common ones include travel, communications, meals, home office, medical and laundry)
  • Flexible working arrangements (flexible shift times and work from home privileges)
  • Incentive bonuses
  • Stock options

Not all of these need to be offered, and a discussion with an expert IT recruiter from Manila Recruitment can help guide you further.

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