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Displaying items by tag: Skills Shortage

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 17:53

Dell enjoys Midas effect of services

The transition to become more of a full IT services supplier has delivered something of a Midas effect for Dell, allowing the company to increase its margins by 5 per cent over the last year, delivering a 188 per cent surge in earnings per share figures.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 23 May 2011 15:11

Name your price during skills squeeze

It now takes more than 26 days to hire a new ICT worker - six days longer than a year ago. And where 12 months ago there were on average 7.7 candidates lined up for each position on offer, there are now just 6.8 candidates. Smart candidates should soon be able to name their own price.

Published in Recruitment
Thursday, 12 May 2011 09:31

ITCRA green lights Budget skills plans

The Federal Government's slew of skills initiatives announced in this week's Budget have received a thumbs-up from the IT Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA), particularly the $588 million worth of training initiatives and the $30 million programme targeted at older workers

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 21:11

Budget largely ignores ICT sector: AIIA

The Federal Budget has largely ignored the ICT sector, leaving the peak industry body to pin its hopes on the release of the Digital Economy statement later this month.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:42

Canberra cuts cost contractors

Cuts announced to Federal programmes in the Gillard Government's first Budget, which are intended to help deliver $22 billion worth of savings, could dent the fragile recovery of the Canberra ICT skills market.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:42

Canberra cuts cost contractors

Cuts announced to Federal programmes in the Gillard Government's first Budget, which are intended to help deliver $22 billion worth of savings, could dent the fragile recovery of the Canberra ICT skills market.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 16:06

$A soars, spurs sales and skills

Demand for IT executives has suddenly soared 37 per cent, and risen to levels not seen since October 2008, as enterprises take advantage of the strong $A to buy imported gear, only to find they then need the people to run it.

Published in Cloud Computing
Monday, 02 May 2011 07:51

Budget holds key for Canberra contractors

While there are early signs of an improvement in the market for ICT contractors in Canberra - many recruiters will be holding their breath as it's a fragile recovery that could be dashed by next week's Federal Budget which has already been flagged as a cost cutting affair.

Published in Virtualisation
Thursday, 28 April 2011 13:58

Lingering legacy keeps Cobol coding

Cobol may be well into its 50s but like any good Baby Boomer it's clinging on - thanks in large part to lingering legacy.  A random sampling of online jobs boards today turned up eight Cobol jobs in NSW, 24 in Victoria, and a lonely single role in Canberra.

Published in Virtualisation
Monday, 18 April 2011 07:32

Banks and NBN mop up IT skills

Demand for IT staff edged back into skills shortage territory during the March quarter as big bank projects and the NBN slow burn mopped up any excess capacity.

Published in Recruitment
Friday, 08 April 2011 08:06

IT recruitment 'œthe joker in the pack'

Information Technology is the 'joker in the pack' when it comes to executive recruitment, apparently giving lie to the suggestion that the nation is in the grip of a nascent skills shortage.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 07:06

Salaries stagnate as States recover

Anyone expecting the much vaunted IT skills shortage to lead to a salary surge will be profoundly disappointed as ICT salaries continue to stagnate in almost all geographies and across all positions.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 17:45

Skills shortage spruikers spark salary swell

IT recruiters have spent the first few weeks of the year spruiking IT skills shortages, and employers will be among the first to feel the effect. A survey released today by workforce specialist Chandler McLeod suggests that IT professionals now believe they can earn $175,000 a year as a result of the perceived shortages.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 15:13

Wrinkles rankle recruiters

By 2030 one in five Australians will be aged 65 and over - but they'd best not expect a job in IT&T - a sector showing signs of entrenched ageism. Wrinkles, it seems, rankle recruiters.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 12:49

IT outperforms overall job market

By the end of November demand for IT skills had risen 33.21 per cent on an annualised basis - well above the 26.85 per cent in the overall jobs market, suggesting it's time to finally break out some seasonal good cheer.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:58

Skills dip pressures government 457 rules

Recruitment company Candle has again called on the Government to revise the rules governing 457 visas, in order to allow recruitment companies to bring in skilled people from overseas, and bench them until a suitable position can be found. Only then will major IT projects such as the NBN, e-health initiatives and banking revamps be able to access skills when and where they need them.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:40

Skills shortage sharpens, salaries surge

The long anticipated IT skills shortage has re-emerged with a shortfall of 2,800 people recorded in the September Clarius Skills Index and signs that salaries have started to rise - in some cases by up to 20 per cent.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 13 September 2010 14:58

Digital skills shortage fuels $2billion deficit

Fears have been raised that Australia will remain a net importer of digital content unless local companies can hire more people with current skills. A release issued today by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at QUT estimates the trade deficit already stands at $2 billion.

Published in Education
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 08:49

IT salaries stuck in neutral

While demand for IT skills is on the rise, salaries are proving tough to budge - and significant increases aren't now expected until mid 2011 according to a salary survey released today by recruitment company Peoplebank Australia - a result which has caught the firm by surprise.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:10

Canberra IT jobs face arid future

Hopes that the Canberra IT jobs market might reignite post election have been dashed by the capital's biggest IT recruitment agency which has warned it could be March before demand picks up if the election delivers a change of government.

Published in Recruitment
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