IT professionals will be most sought-after in Perth and Sydney in Q4
Demand for IT professionals will be highest in Perth and Sydney in quarter four, according to the latest quarterly IT Job Market Update released today by recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.
According to the update, the Perth and Sydney IT job markets will see high levels of hiring due to continued work on major projects, organisation restructures and increased candidate movement. The mining and resources sector will continue to lead the demand for IT professionals in Perth, with organisations in support industries such as IT service providers also expected to hire strongly. In contrast, the Sydney market will see strong demand from the funds management, utilities, retail banking and public sectors.
The IT Job Market Update also reports that candidate shortages will remain prevalent in these markets, particularly in the areas of business analysis, development and project management. Architects, network engineers, Oracle specialists, SAP FICO consultants, VMWare consultants and RedHat Linux engineers will also be highly sought-after in quarter four.
Robert Walters’ Manager of IT Recruitment in Brisbane, James Maher, adds, “Job-seekers with in-demand skill sets will have multiple opportunities available to them and increasingly receive more frequent counter-offers from existing employers, so hiring managers could find that they lose more candidates at the offer stage of the recruitment process. This will put increased pressure on employers to ensure that their recruitment processes are managed efficiently. Employers may also have to increase their focus on retention efforts to avoid losing top talent.”
The market update notes that while hiring is expected to remain relatively stable in Brisbane and Melbourne, there will still be strong demand within the mining, telecommunications and utilities sectors to support the implementation of a number of major projects.
The new IT Job Market Update can be downloaded now.
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