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Displaying items by tag: Contracting

Australian businesses are being held back by the country’s tech skills shortage, with many businesses now looking to skilled migration and contract workers to lift pressure on their workforce needs, according to one recruitment firm.

Published in Recruitment

Hourly rates for contractors have fallen steadily to new lows over the past nine months, although employers are still cautious when hiring, with contract employment continuing to dominate the ICT jobs market over permanent placements despite a small “subtle” shift to permanents.

Published in Enterprise Staff

A shortage of IT talent is impacting the ICT industry this year, with a warning that the implementation of projects could be delayed by the lack of talent.

Published in Recruitment

Australian IT professionals are seemingly an unsettled lot, with many of them planning to jump ship and look for a new job in the next 12 months, and others prepared to move from their current employer if approached with the right offer.

Published in Recruitment

Hiring intentions are at their highest level since 2012, with 17.1% of employers looking to increase permanent staffing levels between April and June this year, and with the ICT market leading the way with contract hiring.

Published in Recruitment

A shortage of professionals with the right IT skills to meet demand in key areas of the industry is likely to have a significant impact on Australian businesses this year.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 04:38

East coast ICT contractor market ‘stabilises’

The latest contractor trends analysis from the Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association (ITCRA) shows that east coast ICT contracting conditions have now stabilised in the wake of the federal election.

Published in Recruitment

A survey of contractors - independent professionals or iPros - across a wide range of disciplines debunks the belief that they are less committed and productive than permanent employees.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 06:25

Contractors glimpse light on the hill

It's been a rough year for Canberra's ICT contractors - but it looks as though the market's on the move with figures tracking contractor demand reaching a three year high in July. Government departments however may find themselves forced to offer more to lure back to Canberra contractors bruised and battered by the Gershon reforms.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 11 August 2009 09:12

Government ICT contractor numbers decimated

Australia's largest supplier of ICT contractors for the Federal Government sector claims that contractor numbers have been decimated as a result of a recent review of staffing needs. ICT contract recruitment specialist Peoplebank described the “most significant reductions in ICT labour hire in over seven years” as a result of the Gershon Review which came into force in late 2008.

Published in Enterprise Staff
The technology permanent jobs sector continued its decline in May, but a rally in contracting positions indicates there are signs that the worst is over, the decline is slowing, and that IT&T jobs on offer are on the rise, according to a new report.

Published in Enterprise Staff
Following on the heels of Microsoft, Lenovo and Adobe, the services arm of IBM is the latest company to benefit from the Rudd Government backed NSW schools technology give-away, pocketing a $70 million wireless networking contract.

The boss of one of Australia's largest ICT recruiters says the much delayed National Broadband Network could provide hundreds of desperately needed ICT jobs. ICT project managers are being let go by the hundreds across Australia and recruiters are looking to the Telecoms sector to keep the market afloat with projects like the NBN.

Published in Beerfiles
The IT contracting and recruitment industries, as well IT vendors,already reeling from the economic downturn, have been dealt a devastating body blow by the Federal Government's decision to implement in full the recommendations of the recent Gershon Review. Contractor numbers will shrink by half and Government ICT spending will be slashed by more than half a billion over the next three years.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 04 January 2008 03:04

Mambo Foundation president changes jobs

Ric Shreves, former Mambo Foundation president, has left his role as the managing director of international open source CMS consultant, Water & Stone, to work as an independent open source web applications consultant.

Published in People Moves
100s of engineering service firms will lose significant business following Telstra's decision to rationalise the outsourcing of fault repairs, installations, civil works and construction work in its access network to just three players who between them will share $2.4 billion worth of business over the next four years.

Published in Deals
Australian owned software development company Mitrais has announced plans to build a new headquarters in Bali to cater for what it says is significant growth in projects outsourced by Australian companies because of a growing skills shortage.

Published in Enterprise Staff
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As a nationwide technology skills shortage continues to bite deeper, a new report reveals that demand for ICT workers skyrocketed by 13.75% in May. The news follows on the heels of another report released yesterday by recruiter Ambition Technology showing ICT salaries shot up 10% for the same month.

Published in Enterprise Staff
On Wednesday, May 23, 2007, the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) won a $5.6 billion seven-year contract with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide the agency and its contractors with technology devices and services.

Published in Space
Employment retention consultancy, BSI People, says that employers need to do more to empower their staff and create environments that are more likely to deter them from seeking alternative employment.

Published in Market
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