The offshoring of technical positions is on the upswing. According to Forrester Research, US offshore programming jobs have nearly tripled over the past three years, from 27,000 to an estimated 80,000. This trend will probably continue. Technologists are competing for positions with anyone who has a computer and an Internet connection. To be blunt, if you're a technologist, there's a chance that your position will be outsourced sometime down the road. If you want to save your position by ensuring that no one sees the work you do as a commodity, you need to consider the following six items.