More than 53 percent of Silicon Valley companies surveyed this month reported that they outsource a portion, or all, of their operations, according to the survey. And India is benefiting.
"India has an educated work force, and its people speak English, so it makes it an attractive place for outsourcing," said Mario Belotti, an economics professor at the university's Leavey School of Business.
IT leaders in India, however,. , Russia and are regions that also receive their fair share of outsourcing.
China, for example, captured 8 percent of the outsourced jobs, and other Asian nations nabbed 11 percent, according to the survey.
While outsourcing remains a large component of how businesses operate in Silicon Valley, a couple sectors have been scaling back on their use. Manufacturing has seen a notable decline, Belotti said.
In August, 39 percent of companies surveyed reported that they outsourced their manufacturing operations during the past three months. That was down from 48 percent two years earlier.
"Much of this drop was in the semiconductor and electronics area," Belotti said.
He noted that the pullback may stem from more Silicon Valley companies hiring locally for manufacturing jobs, especially in the computing and electronics areas. In August, the region posted a 7 percent year-over-year increase in computing and electronics manufacturing jobs.