Market Update – December 2019

Hiring & Recruitment Trends in Australia's ICT Sector

2019 Report - Prepared December 2019

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Job ad growth: State-by-State

Year on Year, 2019 has seen a decline in job ads across majority of Australian States and Territories.


For WA, the job market has remained steady.


This data is across all job classifications and industries (not just IT).

National Job Ad data

As per the national job ads data above, when we focus in on the IT jobs market by State we see similar trends across Australia. 


A majority of States have seen a decline in jobs adverts with the exception of some small growth in SA and ACT. 


An improved trend has been the growth in job ad views across all States and territories for IT roles (better candidate confidence to change employment).

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The demand for IT skills has remained  steady for 2019. Skill shortages in WA are quite different to shortages nationally. 


APSCo have forecasted changes in demand with increases in demand for Cloud Solutions, IT automation and Software Development Methodologies. They predict decline in demand for ERP, Extensible Languages, traditional Microsoft Office and Productivity Tools, Web Development and Web Servers. 

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ICT Job occupation advertising by Industry

From APSCo data, the Health Care and Social Assistance industry sector has seen an increase in job advertising demand for IT professionals from 4.8% to 5.6%.

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Time to fill contract ICT roles is dropping Nationally

The average days taken to fill an ICT contractor requirement has continued to shrink, reaching a mean of 16 days.


The time to fill permanent vacancies has increased slightly from a mean of 30 to 32 days.

Salary Trends

According to ASX listed firm Seek, IT Architects, IT Management and Security roles demand the highest average salaries currently. Good sales people have also seen an average increase in salary of 4.9%, above the average of 4.0% seen in Western Australia in 2019.

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